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27 libraries in Australia and New Zealand make collections available online with OCLC’s CONTENTdm

May
09

Twenty-seven libraries throughout Australia and New Zealand are part of the more than 2,500 libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions around the world using OCLC’s CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software to manage their digital collections and make them available on the Web. Of the 27 libraries, 25 are part of the CONTENTdm software “quick start” program, which makes each Te Puna member, Amlib, VDX or OCLC WorldShare Management Services user eligible for its own CONTENTdm license hosted in the OCLC Sydney Data Center at no additional cost.

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WorldCat database reaches 2 billion holdings

May
07

WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries around the world, has reached another major milestone with the addition of its 2 billionth holding.

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Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarships to Academic Librarians to Attend Association of College and Research Libraries Conference

May
07

Announcing Call for Submissions for Academic Librarians to Receive a Travel Stipend to Attend the Upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago

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Handbook of Indexing Techniques: A Guide for Beginning Indexers, Fifth Edition, by Linda K. Fetters

Apr
19

For Immediate Release:
For information contact:
Rob Colding
Information Today, Inc.
(609) 654-6266, ext. 330

April 19, 2013, Medford, New Jersey--Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Handbook of Indexing Techniques: A Guide for Beginning Indexers, Fifth Edition by Linda K. Fetters.

About the Book

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Ask Us 24/7 Library Chat Service Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mar
27

For 10 years, Ask Us 24/7 has been New York State’s “virtual reference desk,” allowing users to instantly chat with a librarian for research help any time of day, from any location.

In honor of the 10th anniversary year, Ask Us 24/7 will be holding commemorative activities including a series of Facebook posts on the service’s history and a contest for users, culminating in a “birthday” celebration at the New York Library Association conference in Niagara Falls in September. You can follow the activities by “liking” Ask Us 24/7 at www.facebook.com/askus247

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University of Nebraska Omaha is 100th OCLC WorldShare Management Services user in production

Mar
19

The University of Nebraska Omaha is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services, making it the 100th institution worldwide to fully implement the new Web-based, cooperative library management and discovery services.

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OCLC Research and ALISE name recipients of 2013 Library and Information Science Research Grants

Feb
07

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.

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OCLC and FamilySearch partnership will combine resources for richer genealogy research experience

Feb
01

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.

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Five local libraries honored for offering cutting-edge services

Jan
28

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:06

Contact: Jazzy Wright [4]
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 [5], honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y.

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OCLC and Gale expand partnership

Jan
24

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.

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