Data synchronization is an automated process that compares bibliographic or local holdings data sent from an institution against records in WorldCat and manages holdings on those matching records. This data may be from an institution's local catalog or from another source sent on the institution's behalf. WorldCat® data sync collections are set up in WorldShare Collection Manager, at a custom Web address for your institution.
This course will help learners gain a better understanding of the data sync process and acceptable data types and will provide foundational knowledge to help them make appropriate decisions regarding their holdings maintenance goals.
This course is intended for staff who work in cataloging and/or systems and those who manage the institution's online catalog and perform holdings maintenance tasks. Other staff who want to learn more about data sync collections within WorldShare Collection Manager, the benefits of using this automated process and possible outcomes will benefit as well.
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