Theodore Front Musical Literature



WorldCat Cataloging Partners is a new, enhanced service that merges the existing OCLC® Cataloging Partners program with the PromptCat service. With this service, Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. and OCLC collaborate to reduce the cost of cataloging for libraries. With WorldCat® Cataloging Partners, corresponding OCLC MARC records will be delivered with the materials you order through Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. Additionally, your library’s holdings will be set automatically in WorldCat.

New materials circulate

Libraries use WorldCat Cataloging
Partners to automate the cataloging
performed on new materials. OCLC
MARC records for new items ordered
through Theodore Front Musical
Literature, Inc. are delivered before the
items arrive in your library, with your
library’s holding symbol automatically
set in WorldCat. WorldCat Cataloging
Partners is a unique timesaver that
helps shift your focus from routine
copy cataloging to more challenging
tasks. You save time and money, and
put materials into circulation sooner.

Your collection is visible
on the Web:

Your library’s symbol is added to
the matching record in the WorldCat
database for every MARC record you
obtain through this service. This
makes resources in your collection
visible on the open Web through
familiar search engines and other Web
sites through OCLC’s

Cataloging partnership
helps your library:

Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. sends OCLC electronic lists that identify the materials your library has ordered. WorldCat Cataloging Partners then
matches the items to bibliographic records in WorldCat, adds localdata
to records, sets holdings in WorldCat and provides you with full OCLC-MARC records. Customized spine and pocket
labels are available upon request.

Experience workflow

WorldCat Cataloging Partners is a fully
automated service. You determine the
features and options best-suited to
your library, and maintain the same
control over the timing, quantities,
payment and other aspects of the
purchase process. You can experience
significant workflow efficiencies.

Basic service at no
additional charge

The basic level of service includes
any automated functionality that
was previously available through
PromptCat, such as delivering records
that already exist in WorldCat, and
adding bar codes and acquisitions
data to records. Customized spine
and pocket labels are available upon
request for shelf-ready materials.

Best of all, the basic service is included
in your library’s OCLC cataloging
subscription at no additional charge.

Our guarantee:

Every partner’s entire active title list is already cataloged and
ready for custom editing.

How it works
Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. sends OCLC an electronic list of the materials you have ordered. You receive
OCLC-MARC records compatible with what you would have created in-house.
Basic Service
1. Your library orders materials from
or sets up an approval account with
Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.
2. Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.
transmits the list of titles ordered to OCLC.
3. OCLC finds the matching record and
places your library holding symbol
on the WorldCat record for the title
4. OCLC delivers the records and reports
and Theodore Front Musical Literature,
Inc. delivers the materials to your
5. If your library profile indicates label
delivery, labels will be delivered to
your library.

Get materials to users faster thanks to
delivery of OCLC MARC records

Improve cataloging efficiency by reducing
the time your staff spends editing records,
handling titles and searching for records on
multiple systems

Save staff time and contribute to WorldCat by
having your library’s holdings information set

No need to train additional staff on nonbook
formats to keep up with AV and eBook


OCLC MARC records for materials ordered
from Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.,
delivered automatically

Automated functionality that provides
barcodes, item-level and acquisitions data

Electronic spine and pocket label files that
you may print and use

Web-based reports that track titles delivered
and provide useful statistics from the past

Automatic cuttering for Dewey® call numbers

Specialty vendors that provide non-English
books, videos and DVDs, as well as English-
language materials

How it works

First, your library orders materials from
Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.

Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. then
transmit the lists of titles ordered to OCLC

OCLC sets your library holdings in WorldCat

Lastly, OCLC delivers your records and reports
and the vendor delivers your new materials
all at the same time

OCLC and Theodore Front
Musical Literature, Inc.
working together for libraries

Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. was
founded in 1961, with the goal of providing
information and materials to facilitate
building institutional and private music
collections. University, college, conservatory
and public libraries worldwide are using
Theodore Front’s collection development
tools which are continuously refined to suit
the most exacting and current requirements
of music libraries.

Approval plans and firm orders for music
scores, books and audio-visual materials,
standing orders, subscriptions, and out-ofprint
services, are offered with professional
expertise. Newly released materials from the
United States, the Americas, Europe and the
Pacific Rim are reviewed and updated daily.
A variety of electronic and on-line services,
management reports and other facilitators
are available on demand. Please see for more information.

To learn more about WorldCat
Cataloging Partners and see a list of
partners, visit the OCLC Web site at

To get started with WorldCat
Cataloging Partners, call OCLC at
1-800-848-5878 or contact your
regional service provider. Find yours at

OCLC helps libraries in more than 100 countries provide users with bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when
and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s most
comprehensive bibliographic database. Please contact us to learn more about OCLC in your part of the world.


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Theodore Front Musical
Literature, Inc.

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