Release Date: June 15, 2023
This release of WorldShare Record Manager provides one interface update in addition to three bug fixes.
- The display of Request IDs was removed and the link to copy these was updated to "Copy OCLC Support Details"
- Bug fixes:
- Adding a relator term subfield to Library of Congress headings returned a system error message
- The option to create authority records was missing for some libraries
- A complex query when searching the Canadiana authority file returned incorrect results
Many of these enhancements are the direct result of your feedback.
New features and enhancements
Display of Request IDs
When working in Record Manager you will now see a "Copy OCLC Support Details" link in the left panel that allows you to copy the request IDs in case you need to report a problem to OCLC support.
Previously the Request IDs as such were listed here and the link said "Copy Request IDs".
Adding a relator term subfield to Library of Congress headings returned a system error message
You can now add relator term subfields to a Library of Congress heading in a field when adding or editing bibliographic records. Previously adding a relator term returned a system error message.
The option to create authority records was missing for some libraries
The option to create authority records is now available again in the "Create Record" pop-up window for all libraries whose OCLC symbol contains a special character.
A complex query when searching the Canadiana authority file returned incorrect results
You can now submit a query that contains multiple indexes and Boolean operators when searching the Canadiana authority file. Previously this returned incorrect or incomplete results in some cases.
For current known issues, please see our Known Issues page.
WorldCat Validation release notes
WorldCat Validation release notes provide current OCLC-MARC updates; changes to tagging conventions and coding practices for Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings records; and new MARC codes.
Virtual AskQC office hours
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