OCLC CatExpress Service
OCLC CatExpress was developed to provide web-based copy cataloging, with limited editing
capabilities, at a low, flat-fee subscription price.
CatExpress - Nebraska Group Subscription
OCLC CatExpress is an annual subscription based on the maximum
number of titles your library may catalog in a year. The annual subscription fee
includes full search capabilities in WorldCat, the ability to set or delete
holdings in WorldCat, delivery of OCLC-MARC records for you to load into
your local system, and basic editing of your MARC records and printing of
labels for your items. Subscriptions run from July 1 to June
30 each year. But, subscriptions and pricing can be prorated, so libraries can
join the group at any time during the year. Levels are available
from 100 titles up to 7000 titles, in 100 title increments. So,
we offer levels at 100, 200, 300, 400, etc. all the way up to 7000.
Nebraska CatExpress Subscribing Libraries
To join the Nebraska CatExpress Group, complete and submit the
The Agreement can be sent via e-mail to
Susan Knisely, or Fax to
Susan Knisely at 402-471-2083, or regular mail to:
Susan Knisely, Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite
120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.
402-471-3849, or 800-307-2665.
Survey responses from Nebraska librarians using CatExpress:
"CatExpress helps us by tackling the difficult items to catalog and has all the different media--books, books on cassette and audiovisuals. It even provides subjects."
Charlotte Baldinger, Library Assistant, Seward Memorial Library
"I know there is cataloging available from several vendors at a lower cost per record, but I am convinced that the opportunity to make our books available to more people is worth the difference in cost."
Jeanette Groppe, Former Director, Scribner Public Library
Log on to OCLC CatExpress
Log on to the CatExpress service to catalog or download records.
Training and Documentation
OCLC offers online CatExpress training in both instructor-led and tutorial
formats. This training is offered for free to users of the service.
In-depth information on searching, copy cataloging, labels, data fields and
Brief information on searching, copy cataloging, labels, and record retrieval.
Monthly Transaction Reports
How to access reports detailing your library's CatExpress cataloging activity.
OCLC CatExpress Service Web Page
Check out OCLC's links to an overview of CatExpress, documentation, and frequently asked questions.