What is it?
CULS is a database of journal and
newspaper holdings for more than 400 libraries in
Connecticut. It is maintained at OCLC but is accessible through the reQuest
Magazine Catalog. There are approximately 60 thousand records and 150+ thousand
holdings in the reQuest Magazine Catalog.
The reQuest Magazine Catalog is
current as of January 21, 2015. It is updated twice per year
in January and July..
How do I search CULS through reQuest?
The best way to search for a journal
or newspaper to see which libraries in CT subscribe to
it is to go to iconn.org. In the
"Find books, DVDs and more" search
area, click on the tab for
your title in the search box and
choose "Journal Title" from
the "All Headings" drop-down box. Click search and look at your resulting list of
titles. Click on the title to see the full record. The bottom of the record
will display the list of libraries in CT that subscribe to the title along with
a summary holdings statement of their coverage of the title. (Note: if you have
an ISSN number, this will be a more precise search than journal title)
Did you know that there are electronic links in many of the reQuest journal
records that will take you to the journal table of contents and/or full text
articles from iCONN and
here to search reQuest..
How do I contribute/update my library's serials holdings?
Libraries with access to OCLC may update their holdings directly on OCLC.
Libraries without OCLC access may send their update information to Gail Hurley
at iCONN through the printable forms below,
or by excel spreadsheets or other
CULS Forms -- use these forms to add/delete titles or change holdings.
Add Form (PDF)
Change Form (PDF)
Delete Form (PDF)
I forget what my OCLC symbol is. How do I find this? Click
to do an OCLC Participating Institutions Search.
How do I get a list of titles that are in CULS for my
The Local Holdings Offline
Product is available from OCLC. Individual libraries can order a tab delimited file of all of the local holdings they currently have in WorldCat from the OCLC website at https://www3.oclc.org/app/lhop/.
Once produced the tab delimited file will be available for download from the Product Services Web [http://psw.oclc.org/] and can be imported into a spreadsheet package. If your library has more than 20,000 local holdings records, multiple files will be provided with up to 20,000 records in each file. There is no charge for this report.
If you do not have an OCLC
authorization or password to pick up
your report, you can email OCLC when
they send you the report to ask for
a temporary authorization/password
to use to get the report.
A Quick Reference guide is available online at
http://www.oclc.org/us/en/support/documentation/localholdings/offlinepro duct/lhm_offlineproduct_quickref.pdf and covers the order process, how to download the file, and information on how to import the file into Microsoft Office Excel.
For questions, contact Gail
Hurley, Statewide Library Catalog
Coordinator, Connecticut State
Library Division of Library
Development - iCONN. Gail.Hurley@ct.gov
860-704-2222 or toll free in CT 888-256-1222. Fax: 860-704-2228.