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DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
“OCLC partners with significant content providers on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most critical and popular resources,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development.
A new report suggests that the cumulative weight of changing consumer habits, enabling technologies like MOOCs and mobile, and the high cost of postsecondary education are resetting expectations and bringing permanent changes to education and lifelong learning.
OCLC, the computer library service and research organization, today released At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, the latest in a series of OCLC Membership Reports designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship. The report is available for download at http://oc.lc/TippingPoint.
University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services
The University of Delaware is the first member of the Association of Research Libraries and the 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.
WorldShare Management Services provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services.
The new Art Discovery Group Catalogue, a view of WorldCat that brings together items from leading art libraries around the world, launched today at the Art Libraries Society of North America annual conference, in Washington, D.C.
OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world’s largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort.
OCLC and NetAdvance are working together to add metadata from the JapanKnowledge and JK Books collections to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive online catalog of library resources, increasing discovery and access to these rich Japanese-language resources.
OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the world’s largest database of records representing resources in libraries worldwide. Links to WorldCat are now available on FamilySearch.org.
OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery Services, a new suite of cloud-based applications that brings together the FirstSearch and WorldCat Local services. Set to launch in March, the new suite will enable discovery of more than 1.3 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world through a single search of both WorldCat and a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections. This will make it possible for more than 18,000 FirstSearch libraries to offer a richer discovery experience.
The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), which provides library automation services to 23 institutions, is the first academic group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.
WorldShare Management Services is an integrated suite of library management applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users.
OCLC, the nonprofit computer library service and research organization, is working with Yelp, the leading website and mobile app that connects consumers with great local businesses, to increase public access to local library information.