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Can I request files of all the print serial holdings for our library?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Collection Manager 

To get those serial records delivered to your institution, you will need to create a query collection of just serials held by your institution. This is done inside WorldShare Collection Manager.

 Here is the documentation on creating a query collection.

Since  you are going to be running the query to find serials only, you may find the material type documentation useful.

When you put together the query, the index for "material type" is "mt". 

But the types that are listed as serial are: series, Newspaper, and periodical.  These are represented as mse, new, and per.

So an example query for all of the series, Newspapers, and periodicals at your institution would be:

 l4:(your OCLC symbol) AND (mt:mse OR mt:new OR mt:per)

A search for all your serials could be done using:

l4:(your OCLC symbol) AND (mt:mse OR mt:ser)



Additional information

If you login to your staff WorldCat Discovery account, you can run these searches in Discovery to see the results.

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