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OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently

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.

NetAdvance and OCLC to add Japanese-language content to WorldCat

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.

American Society for Indexing Appoints New Book Series Editor ASI Immediate Past-President Pilar Wyman to Helm ASI Books, an Expanding Program of How-To Guides and Handbooks for the Professional Indexing, Abstracting, and Taxonomy Communities

Tempe, AZ—March 24, 2014. The American Society for Indexing (ASI) has announced the appointment of Pilar Wyman, the immediate Past‐President of ASI, as editor of the association’s professional book series effective May 1, 2014. Long‐time series editor Enid L. Zafran will consign the role to Wyman during a ceremony at the start of the annual ASI conference being held this year in Charleston, SC.

Buying and Selling Information: New Book by an Information Industry Veteran Offers Win–Win Guidance for Librarians Who Buy Expensive Databases and the Vendor Reps Who Sell Them

March 24, 2014, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication, in print and ebook editions, of Michael L. “Mike” Gruenberg’s Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success.

Genealogists can now find FamilySearch and WorldCat records through both online 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.

LYRASIS and ProQuest Introduce Easy DDA

Atlanta, GA - January 23, 2014 - LYRASIS has developed an exclusive new eBook program, in partnership with ProQuest, to offer demand-driven eBook content to our members in an easy-to-manage, pay-as-you-go format. The program, entitled, Easy DDA, gives LYRASIS members access to thousands of books, with the ease of getting started and managing the collection, all while showing the value of actual monograph budget expenditure

OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery Services

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.

PALNI is first academic library group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

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.

Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarship for Academic Librarian to Attend Charleston Conference

Also Announcing Call for Submissions for Academic Librarians to Receive a Travel Stipend to Attend the Upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia

OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web

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.