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Create a database-only collection (Fundamentals)

WorldShare Acquisitions and WorldShare License Manager libraries, create a database-only knowledge base collection through Collection Manager Fundamentals.

 Note: If you are a WMS library or using full WorldShare Collection Manager, see Create a database-only collection


Database-only collections are used primarily by libraries when they need to acquire collections that do not have a defined list of titles. For example, a library might create a database-only collection for the Oxford English Dictionary website. Doing so would allow them to:

  • Create an entry in their WorldCat Discovery A to Z list

 Note: Database-only collections will not set holdings in WorldCat or output MARC records.

Create a database-only collection

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface:
  2. Navigate to Metadata > Collection Manager Fundamentals.
  3. Click Create a Collection and choose Knowledge base collection from the drop-down list.
  4. Select Database-only collection.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Enter the Collection Name (This might be the database name).
  7. Enter the Collection ID.
  8. Click Save.