The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is working with 13 libraries on three continents to beta test OCLC WorldShare Metadata Record Manager. This new feature offers new record management functionality to enhance a library’s ability to catalog its collections, including electronic, digital, and physical materials. Information Today brought this news to our attention in their article, “OCLC Working With Libraries to Test Record Management Functionality.”

The new feature will be available to libraries using WorldShare Management Services (WMS), beginning in September 2013.

The project began when OCLC started working with a group of academic, public, and special libraries in the U.S. earlier this year to test Record Manager functionality. Cataloging librarians are using Record Manager to create new WorldCat records, enrich existing records, maintain WorldCat holdings data, and customize local bibliographic data.

This exciting project is part of a core part of OCLC’s strategy of library collaboration to provide integrated solutions to support the complete library management flow.

Melody K. Smith

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