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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 covers the cost of access to OCLC, plus searching, cataloging, deleting, and downloading of MARC records. 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.

To join the Nebraska CatExpress Group, complete and submit the CatExpress Agreement.

The Agreement can be sent via e-mail to Christa Burns, or Fax to Christa Burns at 402-471-2083, or regular mail to: Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.

Questions? Contact Christa Burns, 402-471-3107, or 800-307-2665.

Nebraska CatExpress Subscribing Libraries (2013/2014)

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

Quick Reference
Brief information on searching, copy cataloging, labels, and record retrieval.

OCLC Online Tutorial
The CatExpress course includes exercises in searching, adding local information, setting and deleting holdings, and downloading records. It takes the learner through the basic steps of CatExpress from start to finish.

User Guide
Find answers to general CatExpress function questions.

Resources

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.


For more information, contact Christa Burns.