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Are collections from Open Research Library aka Knowledge Unlatched available in Collection Manager?

  • Unable to locate Open Research Library Collections in Collection Manager.
Applies to
  • WorldShare Collection Manger
  • WorldCat knowledge base

Open Research Library provides collection in OCLC WorldShare Collection Manager. The provider is listed as Knowledge Unlatched, collection names either start with KU or Knowledge Unlatched. There are both provider and user provided collections available.

To locate these collections, once logged in to Collection Manager

  1. Set the search scope to Provider
  2. Search Knowledge Unlatched
  3. Click on the hyper-linked number of collections to see the list of collections supplied and updated by the provider


  1. Set the search scope to Collection
  2. Remove the checkmark for "My selected collections"
  3. Search Knowledge Unlatched
  4. The list of collections will be displayed
Additional information

OCLC does not update collections submitted through as local collections, member libraries using these collections submit updates and corrections to the collection. 

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