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OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Lynne Bowker of the University of Ottawa, Kyung-Sun Kim of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Sei-Ching Joanna Sin of Nanyang Technological University and Sanghee Oh of Florida State University. The awards were presented January 24 at the ALISE 2013 Annual Conference Awards Reception in Seattle, Washington.
OCLC and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will enrich WorldCat and FamilySearch services with data from both organizations to provide users with more resources for improved genealogy research.
For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:06
Contact: Jazzy Wright 
LITA , Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), Washington Office (wo)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services , honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y.
OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform.
Michael Panzer, formerly Assistant Editor, has been named the 10th Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
Mr. Panzer, who becomes the first DDC Editor-in-Chief from outside the United States, replaces Joan S. Mitchell, who has retired after serving with distinction in the position since 1993.
Equinox Software in Seattle for ALA Midwinter Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA —January 24, 2013
Equinox Software is in Seattle for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Never ones to worry about being “sleepless”, Equinox staffers will be available during exhibit hours at booth 917 to answer questions about open source library software and provide demonstrations of both Evergreen and Koha.
Copyright Clearance Center Announces Partnership with
Amigos Library Services
Leading Provider of Licensing and Content Solutions Expands Reach in the Academic Marketplace
Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, has announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services, one of the largest library service networks in the nation.
OCLC Shared Print Management Program to help libraries collaborate and manage collections using WorldCat
The new OCLC Shared Print Management Program is designed to help libraries register shared print collections holdings in WorldCat so that they can collaborate closely to more efficiently manage and share these collections.
A growing number of regional efforts are under way to consolidate and preserve print collections among multiple libraries in response to the widespread availability of digital resources and increasing pressure for space in campus library buildings.
OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more e-book metadata to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide.
This new WorldCat metadata will be integrated into library management workflows using OCLC’s cataloging services and discoverable by users through a variety of library discovery services, including WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org.
Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time?” on Friday, February 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, such as making your website more accessible, transitioning to the future-friendly web, and using HTLM5 and CSS3 with Modernizr.