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Celebrating 45 years of WorldCat

Aug
26

DUBLIN, Ohio, August 26, 2016—Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog (now known as WorldCat) began operation. From a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, were able to catalog 133 books online that day. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 380 million records representing more than 2.4 billion titles in libraries worldwide.

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OCLC to welcome librarians from around the world during IFLA Congress in Columbus

Aug
04

DUBLIN, Ohio, 4 August 2016—OCLC, the leading global library cooperative based in Dublin, will welcome thousands of librarians from around the world as the premier sponsor and a local host of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus August 13-19.

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Franklin Public Library Goes Live on the Pioneer LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Jul
22

Franklin Public Library Goes Live on the Pioneer LibLime Koha Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, July 15, 2016 – The Franklin Public Library has now joined the Pioneer Consortium LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully migrate their bibliographic, item, and patron data into the union catalog.

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U.S. Academic Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

Jul
08

North Bethesda, MD, July 8, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an academic U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library.

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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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LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at ALA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

Jun
20

LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at ALA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

North Bethesda, MD, June 8, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the ALA 2016 Conference in Orlando, FL. from June 24th through June 27th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth # 2362 to see the latest library-sponsored functional additions to Bibliovation 3.0.

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U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

Jun
10

North Bethesda, MD, June 10, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by a civilian U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal and was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library.

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LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia

Jun
08

North Bethesda, MD, June 8, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia from June 12th through June 14th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #439 to see the latest functional additions to Bibliovation 3.0.

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