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

Mar
04

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.

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LYRASIS and ProQuest Introduce Easy DDA

Jan
23

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

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OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery Services

Jan
22

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.

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

Jan
09

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.

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

Dec
12

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

DANVERS, Mass.--Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, named Missy Laytham, Head of Acquisitions, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, winner of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians. Laytham received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Charleston Conference.

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OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web

Dec
10

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.

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OCLC and ProQuest work together to automate e-book collection management

Nov
04

A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles. The initiative builds on OCLC’s work with ProQuest’s e-book businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and e-book access.

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Personal Archiving: Multi-Authored Book Offers the First Broad Exploration of the Emerging Field of Personal Digital Archiving

Oct
22

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Colding
Information Today, Inc.
(609) 654-6266, ext. 330
[email protected]

October 22, 2013, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication, in print and ebook editions, of Personal Archiving:Preserving Our Digital Heritage, edited by Donald T. (Don) Hawkins with a foreword by Brewster Kahle.

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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service

Oct
21

Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service” November 7, 2013. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including MOOCs, Copyright, Open Educational Resources, Catalogs, Digital Content, Mobile Technologies, Mobile Reference and Community Reference.

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The Alberta Library selects OCLC group catalogue as its provincial discovery tool, TAL Online

Sep
05

The Alberta Library (TAL), a consortium of 49 public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries, has selected a group catalogue solution from OCLC as its provincial discovery tool. The revamped union catalogue, TAL Online, makes 25 million items available to Albertans, and is scheduled to launch in October 2013.

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