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VIVA: Knowledge Base Mappings

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

This guide has variable layouts and houses the majority of the "sub" pages for VIVA's website.


Hollins University

VIVA Knowledge Base Support

In order to help libraries maintain their collections in the major knowledge bases, VIVA maintains a number of custom collections in partnership with the library system vendors. 

WorldCat Knowledge Base

The VIVA Central Office maintains a complete WorldCat Knowledge Base (WCKB) instance reflecting the collections shared by the public institutions.  This includes direct maintenance of custom collections that can be "shared" with other libraries.  If you would like access to the custom collections, please write to and we will turn on sharing from the central account. Your library will then need to accept the share and add the ILL provisions; unfortunately, they do not transfer with the share.

The VIVA Central Office has also prepared the following file. Included is a mapping of VIVA vendor/product to the appropriate collection, if there is one, in the WCKB. Also included is if the product is shared by the publics or paid for with the private pooled funds. In the final column are the interlibrary loan rights associated with the product.