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In order to reduce the backlog of duplicate records reported for merging in WorldCat, OCLC started this program in 2013 with a cohort of 4 libraries.  Participants receive extensive format-specific training and have their record merges reviewed by OCLC before being authorized to merge WorldCat records independently.

With the growth of the OCLC Member Merge program, more and more libraries in the WorldCat cooperative receive training and are granted authorization to perform master record merges.  The Alliance members below are active participants in the program.

Participants

Note: OCLC currently asks that libraries send requests to merge duplicates to bibchange@oclc.org, and NOT directly to Member Merge Program participants.  Please see the Alliance's Best Practice for Reporting Duplicate Bibliographic Records for more details.

Oregon State University
  • 3 catalogers independently merging print and electronic monographs
University of Oregon
  • 4 catalogers independently merging print and electronic monographs
  • 1 cataloger independently merging print and electronic serials
  • 1 cataloger independently merging DVD and streaming visual materials
University of Washington
  • 1 cataloger independently merging scores
  • 1 cataloger in training to merge serials
Western Washington University
  • 4 catalogers independently merging print and electronic monographs
  • 2 catalogers independently merging print and electronic maps
  • 2 catalogers independently merging DVD and streaming visual materials
  • 1 cataloger independently merging print and electronic scores
  • 1 cataloger independently merging sound recordings

Alliance members who are eligible for the Member Merge program (those who participate in one or more PCC programs) but have not yet joined are encouraged to contact ASKQC@oclc.org for more information if they are interested in becoming program participants.

Page last updated 8/25/2020.