RLUK Members and OCLC Begin Six Month Worldshare Metadata Pilot
Powered by the WorldCat knowledge base, OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager delivers WorldCat MARC records for electronic materials automatically to libraries and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated, significantly streamlining the processes of managing eResources.
A number of libraries in North America have already worked with OCLC to test WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager. The UK pilot will last six months, and will help hone the new service, ensuring it accommodates any regional nuances before general release.
The full list of RLUK OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager pilot institutions are:
- King’s College London
- The University of Manchester
- The University of Warwick
- University of Cambridge
- University of Leeds
- University of Oxford
- Wellcome Trust
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.