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What is the WorldCat registry and why should I use it?

The WorldCat registry is a Web-based directory of library profiles with information about the library itself, including location, hours and services provided. This authoritative service allows any institution to:

  1. Create and maintain comprehensive institutional information in a secure, Web-accessible location
  2. Enhance the visibility of institutional services and content through Web services such as

The registry provides a secure Web platform where all parties can quickly access the most up-to-date information. You avoid having to maintain duplicate information.

When your institution participates in the WorldCat registry, you also realize another key benefit: your services get greater visibility online via and in Web-enabled applications like mobile phones. This means that more people will discover, link to, and use your content.