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ProQuest Ebook Central

OCLC works with ProQuest Ebook Central to automatically add and maintain your knowledge base collection data. Get WorldCat records, holdings, and full-text links for content from ProQuest Ebook Central.

Get started

If you need access to Collection Manager (the Metadata tab in the WorldShare interface), follow the steps to Create a Collection Manager account.

An OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription is required for record delivery from the collections listed below. If your library does not have a subscription, see Options for libraries without a cataloging subscription.

Verify your collections have not been manually selected

If your institution has manually selected a collection in full, OCLC will not overwrite your selections. Before the initial load of holdings from your provider, we recommend that you verify that the collection has not been manually selected.

Verify that your collections have not been manually selected

Before the initial load of your collections, please:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface at your library's WorldShare URL https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms [Replace yourlibrary with your library's identifier].
  2. Navigate to Metadata > Collection Manager and locate the search box.
  3. Select Collections as the Data Type and All Collections as the Scope. Click Search.
  4. Once you have returned the collection in a search, perform one of the following:
    • If the collection is selected in FULL: You will need to deselect it. Our system will not be able to overwrite the collection with the title data directly from your provider. If you have holdings set in WorldCat, de-selecting the collection will remove these holdings. Holdings will be added after OCLC loads the collection (if WorldCat Holdings is enabled in Institution Settings)
    • If the collection is partially selected to reflect a subset of the titles available in the collections: The system will overwrite your title selections and collection data. If you want to preserve the title selections and collection data before OCLC overwrites it, do so before making a request for your collection to be loaded by OCLC. Within your collection, navigate to Titles > More Actions. Use the option to Download titles in local holdings and choose a format to download a spreadsheet of your title data
    • If the collection is NOT selected: Proceed to the instructions How to request automated collection loading

 Note: Once the holdings feed is set up, OCLC will select all applicable collections according to the data received from the vendor.  

Request collection loading

Collection names and IDs

There are many collections in the global WorldCat knowledge base. Use the collection data in the table to help you find the relevant collections. If your collection is not returned when you search within Collection Manager, try entering a root word and an asterisk (*) as a truncation operator. For example: Ebook Central*

The below collections are available for automatic collection loading:

Collection name Collection ID Demand-driven acquisition collection Frequency provider sends OCLC data
Ebook Central Academic Complete pqebk.acadcomplete

Nee

Weekly
Ebook Central Academic Complete International Edition pqebk.acadcompleteintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Academic Complete UKI Edition pqebk.acadcompleteu Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Academic Complete, Middle East Edition pqebk.actechknowledg Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Aerospace Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengaerosp Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Business Complete Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpbuscomplt Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Business Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10busecon Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Business Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10buseconintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Business Project Management Ebook Subscription pqebk.corppm Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Byron Hoyt Online Sheet Music Subscription pqebk.cp10000260 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Canada Subscription - Collection Canadienne pqebk.canadasub Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Chemical Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengchem Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Civil Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengcivil Nee Weekly
Ebook Central College Complete pqebk.commcollege Nee Weekly
Ebook Central College Complete - International pqebk.commcollegeintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Computing Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpcomputing Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Corporate Engineering Subscription pqebk.corpengineerin Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Custom SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Source™ Ebook Subscription pqebk.cp10000760 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central DDA Titles pqebk.catalogdda Ja Weekly
Ebook Central Deutsche Sammlung Ebook Subscription pqebk.germansubsc Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion pqebk.dei Nee Weekly
Ebook Central EBA Custom Collection for NYU pqebk.eba100000002 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Education Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10education Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Education Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10educationintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Electronics Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengelec Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Employee Development Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpempdev Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Engineering & Industrial Management Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengrgmgt Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Engineering Core Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengrgcore Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Engineering Select Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengrgsel Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Engineering Systems Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpsysengine Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Environmental Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengenvir Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Finance Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpbfinance Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Food Science Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpfoodsci Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Health & Medicine Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10healthmed Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Health & Medicine Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10healthmedintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central History Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10history Nee Weekly
Ebook Central History Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10historyintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Human Resources Ebook Subscription pqebk.corphr Nee Weekly
Ebook Central IGI Global InfoSci Books Subscription pqebk.igiinfosci Nee Weekly
Ebook Central IGI Global InfoSci Journals Subscription pqebk.igiinfoscijrnl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Law Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10law Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Law Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10lawintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Leadership Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpbbusadmin Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Literature & Language Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10litlang Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Literature & Language Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10litlangintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Materials Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengmaterl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Mechanical Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengmech Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Medical Technology Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengmedtch Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Mental Health and Wellbeing Ebook Subscription pqebk.mentalhealth Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Military Complete pqebk.militarycomp Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Nordic Ebook Subscription pqebk.prionordic Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Octavio Ebook Subscription pqebk.octavobranded Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Open Complete pqebk.opencomplete Nee Weekly
Ebook Central PALCI/SAGE EBA pqebk.palcisageeba Ja Weekly
Ebook Central Perpetual Titles pqebk.perpetual Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Petroleum Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengrgpetr Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pharmaceuticals Ebook Subscription pqebk.corppharma Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Power Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpengpower Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Business & Economics Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07business Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Computers Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07computers Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Education Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07education Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Engineering Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07engineering Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: History & Political Sciences Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07histpolsci Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Humanities Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07musicfilmar Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Interdisciplinary & Area Studies Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07ethnicgende Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Language & Literature Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07langlinglit Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Law Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07lawintlrel Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Life Sciences Ebook Collection pqebk.f07lifesci Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Medical Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07medical Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Nursing & Allied Health Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07nursing Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Physical Sciences Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07physscience Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Psychology & Social Work Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07psychsw Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07relphilclas Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Pre 2015: Sociology & Anthropology Ebook Subscription pqebk.f07anthsoc Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Public Library Complete pqebk.publiccomplete Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Public Library Complete - International pqebk.publiccompleteintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Reference Ebook Subscription pqebk.RefSub2015 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Reference Research Ebook Subscription pqebk.RefSubResearch Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Reference Research Ebook Subscription pqebk.RefSubResearch Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10relphil Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10relphilintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Religion Ebook Collection pqebk.freligion Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Religion Ebook Collection - International pqebk.freligionintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Rowman & Littlefield (All) EBA pqebk.rowlittleeba Ja Weekly
Ebook Central Sales & Marketing Ebook Subscription pqebk.corpbsalesmkt Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Schools & Educators Complete pqebk.highschool Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Science & Technology Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10scitech Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Science & Technology Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10scitechintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Social Sciences Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10socialsci Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Social Sciences Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10socialscintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Spanish LanguageEbook Subscription pqebk.spanish Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Suncor Custom Ebook Collection pqebk.corpbusiness Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Sustainability Subscription pqebk.sustainability Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Taylor & Francis (10Yr) EBA pqebk.tf10yreba Ja Weekly
Ebook Central The Arts Ebook Subscription pqebk.ac10arts Nee Weekly
Ebook Central The Arts Ebook Subscription - International pqebk.ac10artsintl Nee Weekly
Ebook Central University of Chicago Press Collection pqebk.cp10003246 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central University Press Subscription pqebk.upsub2015 Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Business pqebk.wileybus Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Education pqebk.wileyedu Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Health Sciences pqebk.wileyhea Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Physical Science & Engineering pqebk.wileyeng Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Psychology pqebk.wileypsy Nee Weekly
Ebook Central Wiley eTextbooks: Social Science & Humanities pqebk.wileysoc Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Académica Spanish pqebk.elibrospanish Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño pqebk.elibroarquitect Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Bellas Artes, Artes Visuales y Ciencias Semióticas pqebk.elibroartes Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Biblioteca Digital Municipal pqebk.elibrodigmun Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Biblioteca para abogados pqebk.elibroabogados Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Biblioteca para Contadores pqebk.elibrocontadore Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Cátedra pqebk.elibrocatedra Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Cengage pqebk.elbrocengage Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias Biológicas, Veterinarias y Silvoagropecuarias pqebk.elibrobiologvet Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias de la Información y de la Comunicación pqebk.elibrocomunic Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias de la Salud pqebk.elibromedicine Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas (elibro business) pqebk.elibrobusiness Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias Exactas y Naturales pqebk.elibroexactnat Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ciencias Sociales (incluye Leyes y Ciencias Políticas) pqebk.elibrosociales Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Community College pqebk.elibrocomcol Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Derecho Comparado pqebk.elibrodercomp Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ecoe pqebk.elibroecoe Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central English pqebk.elibroenglish Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Escuelas Secundarias pqebk.elibrosecundari Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ficción pqebk.elibroficcion Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Gedisa pqebk.elibrogedisa Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Grupo Patria pqebk.elibrogpatria Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Hispanics in US pqebk.elibrohispanics Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Informática, Computación y Telecomunicaciones pqebk.elibroinformat Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Ingenierías y Tecnologías pqebk.elibroingtec Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Interés General (incluye los clásicos de literatura) pqebk.elibrointgral Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central McGraw Hill Especial pqebk.elibromgh Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central McGraw Hill Premium Library pqebk.elibromghplib Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Minha Direito pqebk.elibrombdireito Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Modalidad Compra pqebk.elibroperpetual Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Negocios pqebk.elibronegocios Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Pearson pqebk.elibropearson Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Premium pqebk.elibropremium Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Psicologia pqebk.elibropsicolog Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Public Library pqebk.elibropublib Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Religion pqebk.elibroreligion Nee Weekly
elibro via Ebook Central Wolters Kluwer pqebk.elibrowolterskl Nee Weekly
elivro via Ebook Central Minha Biblioteca pqebk.elibrominhabib Nee Weekly
elivro via Ebook Central Perpetual pqebk.elivroperpetual Nee Weekly
elivro via Ebook Central Portugués pqebk.elibroport Nee Weekly

 How to request automated collection loading

Contact OCLC Support with the following message.  Replace [xxx] with your information.

Please load my ProQuest Ebook Central collections.

  • My OCLC Symbol is [xxx].
  • My Registry ID is [xxx].
  • My ProQuest Ebook Central site id is [xxx].

See if your collection loaded

We recommend that you wait until your collection is available before you proceed so that all of the settings will be available in Collection Manager.

The amount of time it takes for your titles to be available depends on the timing of your request, how often your provider sends data, when OCLC loads the data, and the place of your institution's data in a queue. The time for the initial loading process varies from about one week to one month.

 Caution: Once you have requested to have your collections selected automatically, do not add, delete, or update any of the titles within the collection. If there is an issue with the titles selected or missing from your collection, please contact OCLC Support with examples.  

To see if your collection has loaded in the WorldShare interface:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface at your library's WorldShare URL (https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms [Replace yourlibrary with your library's identifier]).
  2. Navigate to Metadata Collection Manager. Do one of the following:

Configure institution settings

Institution settings apply across all your collections. Use caution as changes might impact other collections. For complete instructions, see Institution Settings.

Navigate to the institution settings:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface at your library's WorldShare URL. Replace yourlibrary with your library's identifier: https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms
  2. Navigate to Metadata > Collection Manager > Institution Settings.

OCLC Symbol

Verify that your OCLC Symbol is selected

Collection Manager uses the symbol displayed here to maintain WorldCat holdings and to output records. Verify that your OCLC symbol is selected:

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > OCLC Symbol.
  2. Select your OCLC symbol if it is available in the interface but is not selected. 
  3. Click Save.

Proxy and Authentication

Enter your proxy information

Collection Manager helps you manage patron access to materials by directing off-campus patrons through your proxy server. Collection Manager will prepend your proxy information to catalog links. Enter your proxy information:

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > Proxy and Authentication > Proxy.
  2. Select Proxy:
  • None (default)
  • EZproxy
  • III WAM Proxy
  1. Base URL
  • EZproxy users: Enter your Base URL. Example of a EZproxy base URL: http://ezproxy.oclc.org/login?url=
  • IIIWAM Proxy users: Enter the Hostname. Example of a III WAM Proxy hostname: sys.lib.proxy.edu

 Caution:  Do not include a space after the Base URL.

Reports

Enable emailed reports

Reports will be available via email around the time when files of records have been output and/or after there are changes to your holdings in WorldCat. Enable emailed reports:

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > Reports.
  2. Select Yes to Receive Email Reports.
  3. Enter your cataloging authorization or an admin code. This is a 9-digit number starting with 100. Only one authorization code is needed per institution.
  4. Select the Report Types you wish to receive. 
  5. Enter the Email Address(es) the reports will be sent to. If you are adding more than one email address, separate each email address with a semi-colon (;).
  6. Modify the Report Format and Receive as settings if needed.
  7. Click Save.

For more information, see Reports.

Provider Settings

Enter your provider-specific identifier for links

Some providers require an ID. Enter your identifier:

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > Provider Settings.
  2. Select your provider from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter the identifier from your provider.

Choose the instructions that apply to your needs

Get WorldCat MARC records

Enable MARC record delivery in the institution settings

  1. Navigate to Settings > MARC Records.
  2. Select Yes for Enable MARC Record Delivery.

Once you enable record delivery, tabs of settings will appear: Customize Records, WorldCat Updates, Record Delivery, Cataloging Partner Options. You can leave the default settings or customize your records. By default, the following will be included in your records:

Customize your record profile (optional)

Define customizations that will apply across your collections in the Customize Records tab. For additional information, see Configure institution MARC Records settings for knowledge base collections.

Default and frequently defined record customization

By default, the following fields and data will be included in your records:

  • 049 $a: Holding library code (For example: MAIN)
  • 590 $a: Provider Name
  • 590 $b: Collection Name

Frequently defined record customization:

Delete Fields:

  • 029

Add Fields:

  • 945 $a: Transaction Type – New, Updated, Deleted
  • 740 $a: Collection-level notes. Note: If you map collection-level notes to a field in your records, remember to add a note within one or more of your collections.

Knowledge Base Collection 856 Field:

  • Add Subfield: z
  • Enter Free Form Text: Click here for access (Your 856 links will include $zClick here for access)

Enable collection-level record setting

  1. Search for the collection and open it. Expand the Holdings and MARC Records accordion.

  2. Choose Use institution setting: [Your institution settings will be displayed here].

After you enable record delivery in the collection, you will see the following tabs of settings: Customize Records, Record Delivery. You can leave the default settings or configure collection-level settings.

Configure collection-level settings (optional)

Define collection-level settings if desired. Listed below are some frequently used settings. For additional information, see Enable record delivery within your collection.

Configure separate file delivery

Many libraries choose to have their file of records delivered in a separate file. To configure separate file delivery:

  1. Click on the Record Delivery tab and find the Delivery File Output settings. Select Deliver records for this collection in a separate file.
  2. Enter a name to help you recognize your file. The file name will follow a format such as: metacoll.[XXX].new.D20160214.T210512.[YourFileName].1.mrc
Exclude records which already have holdings set in WorldCat

This setting acts as a filter to filter out from record delivery titles that you have set holdings on through some process outside of Collection Manager.

By default you will receive a full set of records for the titles in the collection. Your initial batch of records will have a record for every title. The default setting is:

  • Include new records already held in WorldCat (default)

If you do not want records for items you already have holdings on in WorldCat, you can choose to have those titles withheld from record delivery. Change the setting to Do not include records already held in WorldCat and you will only receive records that do not already have your holding attached in WorldCat.

 Note: If you choose not to have records output for titles you already hold in WorldCat, we recommend that you change this setting back to "Include new records already held in WorldCat" after you receive your first delivery.

Troubleshoot MARC record delivery
  1. Are the correct number of titles selected in your collections?
    • Once the holdings feed has been processed, the correct number of titles should be selected within one week. Do not select the collection manually unless explicitly directed to do so.  Selecting the collections manually will result in a significant delay in processing of your holdings feed.
  2. Have you enabled MARC records at the institution level?
    • Navigate to Collection Manager > Settings > MARC Records and ensure the Enable MARC Records Delivery option is set to Yes.
  3. Have you enabled MARC record delivery within the collection?
    • Navigate to the collection and expand Holdings and MARC Records.  Ensure that the Enable MARC Record Delivery option is set to Use institution settings.
  4. Is the delivery frequency for record delivery set to daily?
    • Remember that delivery frequency can be set per collection and this collection-level setting will override the institution-level delivery frequency set under Collection Manager > Settings. If you set your collection to Weekly or Monthly record delivery, then they will have to wait for your first delivery.  If you change delivery to Daily, an initial delivery is triggered.  After receiving this initial delivery, you can then set it to Monthly or Weekly for on-going delivery of records if necessary.

Manage WorldCat holdings

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > WorldCat Holdings.
  2. Set Maintain holdings in WorldCat to Yes.

The collection-level setting for knowledge base collections will be enabled by default. For complete instructions, see Institution Settings, WorldCat holdings.

Download files

Download your files and records using My Files, located under the Metadata tab in the WorldShare interface. You do not need additional credentials to download records from the WorldShare interface.

See Download files in My Files for complete instructions or follow these basic steps:

  1. Sign in to the WorldShare interface and navigate to Metadata > My Files.
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Use the options to filter the file list. Click Download to download your file.

Additionally, see  Download files with FTP for FTP/sFTP options for downloading files and records.

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