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OCLC wins Knight News Challenge award to promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia

Jun
24

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web.

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OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services turns 5

Jun
23

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America—have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.

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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

May
18

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 18, 2016—The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

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WorldCat helps parents using Univision Contigo’s ‘Clave al Éxito’ find library books to support their children’s academic success

May
13

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 13, 2016—OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative, and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are making it easier for parents to locate nearby libraries and access recommended titles to help prepare their children for schoolwork in the United States.

Through its mobile-first digital destination, “Clave al Éxito,” (Key to Success), Univision Contigo provides Hispanic parents with bilingual resources that they need to help their children succeed in school and beyond.

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OCLC and the National Library of the Netherlands sign long-term agreement to serve public libraries

Mar
31

LEIDEN, Netherlands, 31 March 2016—OCLC and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a new long-term partnership agreement today for metadata management and discovery services that will increase the visibility of Dutch public libraries’ collections.

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Participants selected for Libraries, Archives and Museums Conference Exchange

Mar
24

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 23, 2016—The Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums has selected participants to form a learning cohort that will strengthen connections across sectors by attending three major sector conferences and engaging in virtual activities together throughout 2016.

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Münster University of Applied Sciences is first in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Mar
18

Münster University of Applied Sciences (The Fachhochschule Münster) is the first academic institution in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

The announcement was made during the Bibliothekskongress 2016 conference in Leipzig.

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Amigos Launches eShelf Service

Nov
03

Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of its Amigos eShelf Service e-book platform as an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books and readers.

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Early release program readies Amigos eShelf℠ Service for launch

Aug
13

Amigos Library Services is in the final stages of testing the Amigos eShelf℠ Service e-book platform. Planned to launch this fall, the service is an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books, known as e-books.

An early release program is underway. Participating libraries are offering e-books to their patrons via the eShelf℠ Service as the final step before full rollout. Early release libraries use the Amigos eShelf℠ Service with no service fees, paying only for e-books they purchase from participating publishers.

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JSTOR to Offer DRM-Free, Unlimited-User Access for All eBooks

Apr
16

JSTOR announced today that all 25,000 titles offered in its ebook program are now available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. JSTOR decided to eliminate its single-user ebook offering late last year, and has since worked with publishers to bring more of their books into its unlimited offering. Now, all of JSTOR’s ebooks provide educational institutions and libraries with the following benefits:

• Simultaneous online access for an unlimited number of users
• Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
• Unlimited printing and copy/paste

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