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WorldShare Collection Manager release notes, July/August 2017

Release Date: July 30, 2017 & August 6, 2017


The Collection Manager July/August 2017 release includes enhancements for dealing with records in WorldCat that have been merged. Additionally, users will benefit from one bug fix and user interface enhancements.

This is a two-part release over two weekends:

30 July – During this initial release, there will be no down time and when complete, WorldCat record merges will be delivered in a separate file.

6 August – During this weekend, the Collection Manager user interface will be updated along with installation of remaining enhancements and bug fixes.


WorldCat merges are now reflected in the WorldCat knowledge base

When two records are merged in WorldCat, Collection Manager delivers an updated record to those users who have enabled MARC record delivery. However, these changes were previously not written back to the WorldCat knowledge base. With this release, when merges occur, the new OCLC number is now added to the grouped OCNs, for an improved discovery experience.

WorldCat merges are now delivered in a separate file

In the past, Collection Manager has delivered WorldCat merges as part of the updates file. This has often resulted in failed overlays for libraries that overlay based on the OCLC number. Collection Manager will now deliver merges in a separate file to help users manage this distinct workflow more effectively. Merge files will still be delivered to the Updates folder, but the filename will include the word “merges,” as in metacoll.ZMZ.merges.D20160829.T183013.1.mrc. For those collections with custom file names, those custom file names will still be honored, as in metacoll.ZMZ.merges.D20160829.T183013.MyFileName.1.mrc.


Left navigation labels are updated

Changes to the left navigation label have been completed to reduce confusion when searching. Labels for Search, Scope, Search Term(s) and Limit by have been added to the Search area. These labels have been incorporated both for accessibility purposes and to provide clarity for sighted users.

Bug fixes

Custom text numbers now display in correct order

Previously, custom text numbers on labels were displaying in lexicographical order, as in 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Numbers now display in the more human-friendly sorting order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.



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