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WorldShare Record Manager release notes, February 2017

Release Date: February 26, 2017

LHR features

Move LHR to Different WorldCat Record

Libraries have requested the ability to move Local Holdings Records (LHRs) from one WorldCat bibliographic record to another. Use cases include upgrading an order record to a full record, moving an LHR to a record with the correct edition or format, or correcting a matching issue that occurred in data processing. OCLC will be expanding the functionality for moving LHRs in future releases.

The new option is available in the “Record” menu when in the LHR editor in Record Manager.

Selecting this option will display a window that provides the option to enter an OCLC number for the WorldCat record that the LHR is to be moved to.

If the user does not know the OCLC number for the desired record, they can click the “Find and Select Record” link to perform a basic search:

Upon performing a search, the user is presented with a list of results.

Upon clicking “Select Record” for any of the results, the OCLC number for that WorldCat record will be populated into the box in the Move dialog:

Once an OCLC number is populated in the entry box through searching or through manual entry, the “Move” button can be selected to perform the action.

Improvements and Bug fixes

Validation no longer called when setting or deleting holdings

Previously, when setting or deleting holdings on a bibliographic record, the validation service was called. In some cases, validation errors in the record would prevent users without the necessary permissions from changing the holding status. This has been changed so that holdings can be set or deleted on an invalid record.

Barcode searches can include characters with diacritics

Previously, searches with certain special characters would result in an error and the search would not be performed. This has been resolved.

URL encoding improved to properly handle "&copy"

Previously, URLs in LHR 856 $u containing the string ‘&copy’, which some libraries use to direct users to a specific copy, were being rendered and stored improperly due to the ‘&copy’ text being converted to a copyright symbol. This has been resolved.

Preference for single-result behavior moved to Search preferences

Previously, the option to automatically open a single result from a bibliographic record search in the editor was under the General preferences tab. It has been moved to the Search preferences panel.

Important links

Product website

More product information can be found on the WorldShare Metadata Services Website.

Support website(s)

Support information for this product and related products can be found at:


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