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What are database-only collections?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Collection Manager
  • WorldShare Acquisitions
  • WorldShare License Manager

Database-only collections are used primarily by WorldShare Acquisitions and WorldShare License Manager libraries when they need to acquire collections or associate licenses with 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:

  • Create an order in Acquisitions
  • Create an entry in the library's WorldCat Discovery A to Z list which will be visible under Browse > Collections 

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

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