Pubget + OCLC

OCLC and Pubget have developed a new technology and approach for e-resource holdings management as a benefit to libraries and publishers.


Benefit to libraries.

A knowledge base combines information about a library's licensed electronic content together with linking features to enable access to that content. It makes e-resources easier to manage and provides one-click access to e-resources for library patrons. Unlike data in a traditional knowledge base, WorldCat knowledge base data is not tied to a particular application and is re-used in multiple OCLC services.

Libraries use the WorldCat knowledge base and add their data through the Pubget Program because it ofers increased accuracy and automation over existing or manual knowledge base maintenance approaches.


How it works

Pubget's servers establish a web services connection with administrative webpages on publisher sites and download holdings data on libraries' behalf. This direct connection helps libraries manage their resources with greater accuracy and saves staf time.


Benefit to publishers

Publishers are keen to participate in the Pubget + WorldCat Knowledge Base Holdings Program for four reasons:

  1. More content exposure. By eliminating manual data entry and checks, the library's electronic holdings in the WorldCat knowledge base are as accurate as possible.
  2. Reduced customer service burden. Publishers can avoid shipping files or walking library staf through manual updates.
  3. Timely holdings updates. New titles are normally displayed within a week of availability.
  4. A new marketing platform. Free samples and promotional titles can be distributed to library environments with the flip of a switch. Distribution of content can occur independently of library schedules.

Publishers: Accelerate access to your content

Providing Pubget with an account on your platform will enable Pubget to proactively list your content on their site and to set up the software to retrieve library holdings data quickly. This simple action will enable OCLC to set holdings in WorldCat faster for your content, thus increasing discoverability and access for end users in OCLC services, and increasing usage of your content.


Publisher participants to date

  • Annual Reviews
  • ASABE
  • Association for Computing
  • Machinery
  • Berkeley Electronic Press
  • BioMed Central
  • Brepols Publisher
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald Publishing
  • Group
  • IEEE
  • IET
  • IGI Global
  • Karger
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • MLA
  • Oxford University Press
  • Portland Press
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sabinet
  • Springer
  • Taylor & Francis
  • U.S. National Library of
  • Medicine
  • World Bank Publications
  • World Scientific

Learn more

To participate in this program, contact publishing@oclc.org.