Admins: For OCLC subscribers, ebrary holdings are available in WorldCat KnowledgeBase

ebrary and OCLC now offer automated feeds of your ebrary purchased titles and your DDA or PDA collections to your WorldCat knowledge base. 

To take advantage of this WorldCat knowledge base integration, email with a request.  Please include your OCLC symbol.

In the WorldShare interface, select the “Demand Driven Acquistions collections” – even if you only have purchased titles.  You can use this service for your purchased titles even if you do not use DDA/PDA.

OCLC Administrative interface screenshot


The behind-the-scenes process then works as follows:

  1. Once ebrary has added your OCLC symbol to your ebrary site configuration, your ebrary holdings and MARC record data will be routinely shared with OCLC.   The data feed from ebrary to OCLC currently runs every other Tuesday.
  2. OCLC processes the holdings data, loads it into the WorldCat knowledge base, and turns on the auto-update option.  This is done by the following Monday, at the latest.
  3. WorldCat synchronizes automatically with the data in your WorldCat knowledge base.

If you are not currently subscribing to WorldCat and would like more information, please contact: Sara Finch,

For information on EBL’s integration with OCLC, see  here.