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OCLC is the primary cataloging service used by UCLA: most records come from OCLC (via various processes) and UCLA contributes many original records back to the shared OCLC database. OCLC is also the current provider of Melvyl, via WorldCat Local. UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata staff edit bibliographic records in OCLC. If they "produce" a record, it goes into a save file - one for each cataloger, stored on the shared K: drive.

UCLA Library DIIT (Digital Initiatives & Information Technology) downloads and processes the save files, causing records to be added to or updated in Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS). The load is done automatically, scheduled for 5:00 am 7 days a week.

Reports/files from each load are placed in a shared folder for cataloger review, organized under K:\WorkGroups\OCLC Load Reports\.

DIIT supports the following OCLC specifications and loads:

  • 049 code mapping
  • batchload projects
  • daily load
  • holdings symbols
  • loader bibliographic record replacement
  • loader specifications
  • local holdings records
  • GovDocs


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This service is available to UCLA Library Staff.

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If this service is not available to you, and you have questions, please send an email to for more information.

Please visit the Technology Portal  portal to raise a request.


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