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Why am I missing records?

In order to receive a record for a knowledge base title, titles must meet specific requirements.

Format, coverage value, and title URL requirements

Titles in Collection Manager must:

  • Have an OCLC number and have a URL/856 and be of a readable format and coverage (i.e., journal [fulltext, print], ebook, and so forth), or
  • Have an OCLC number and have a coverage value of other or print (but lack a URL/856)

OCLC number requirements

A title might be missing an OCLC number if:

  • No record exists for the item in WorldCat
  • A record exists but because of the complexities of cataloging electronic items, it is not classified as an electronic resource in a way that corresponds to the knowledge base’s matching process

See Report and manage OCLC number errors.