DUBLIN, Ohio, August 26, 2016—Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.
On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog (now known as WorldCat) began operation. From a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, were able to catalog 133 books online that day. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 380 million records representing more than 2.4 billion titles in libraries worldwide.
Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) / Singapore (SG) – 19 August 2016
The international scholarly publisher Brill has adopted two libraries in Indonesia as part of its Adopt a Library Program. Last year Indonesia was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating the theme ‘Imagining 17.000 islands’ which lead to choosing West Kalimantan and South Sulawesi in Indonesia as two islands to benefit from the adoption.
Round Rock Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support
ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
IPSWICH, Mass. — August 16, 2016 — An authoritative international collection of journals and publications from more than 60 countries that make-up the One Belt, One Road trade initiative is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO.) The only available resource of its kind, One Belt, One Road Reference Source™ helps researchers build a more robust understanding of the cultures and economies that make-up the initiative and helps identify new trade possibilities.
Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 11 August 2016
International scholarly publisher Brill starts a partnership with Peerwith for Author Services.
Through Peerwith, Brill authors will be able to find the right expert in language editing, copy editing, visuals production and many other areas, to take their academic work to the next level. The customized Brill platform was launched last week: https://authorservices.brill.com/.