Discover procedures for tasks that you may perform (e.g., create, derive, reformat, etc.) as you work with MARC 21 records.
You can create a MARC 21 WorldCat bibliographic record by:
- Deriving bibliographic records in MARC 21, which creates a new bibliographic record from an existing record that is similar to the new record you are creating.
- Using a material type template, which creates a bibliographic record based on a material type.
Before creating a MARC 21 WorldCat bibliographic record, search WorldCat to make sure that:
- No existing bibliographic record matches the item exactly. By verifying that no one has previously added a record for the item, you can prevent duplicate records from being created.
- No existing record matches the item closely enough to derive the new record from it.
Learn more in a training course: Editing bibliographic data in WorldShare Record Manager