DUBLIN, Ohio, January 6, 2016â€”OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
â€œOCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to librariesâ€™ most important and popular resources,â€ said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.
OCLC partners with global STEM and Open Access publishers to make content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 9, 2015â€”OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and other subject areas to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015â€”OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
DUBLIN, Ohio, September 2, 2014â€”Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.
These records, which represent books and journals published between 1911 and 2013, were loaded in WorldCat earlier this year. The contribution from Shanghai Library, an OCLC member since 1996, enhances the richness and depth of Chinese materials in WorldCat as well as the discoverability of these collections around the world. Continue reading Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat→
The brand perception of libraries remains firmly planted in tradition. Libraries = books.
Inconvenient = irrelevant.Â Out of sight, out of mind.Â On my mobile, on my mind.
The library just “didn’t come to mind” for the majority of online learners.
A new future is coming to educationâ€”and libraries. The sparks are visible. Itâ€™s time to act.
Students, parents and online learners see library spaces as convenient places to work. They value online access to materials. They say that libraries provide the tools to get work done and offer relevant, current information.
Putting library convenience center stage will increase library relevance.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 16, 2014â€”OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the worldâ€™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.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 28, 2014â€”OCLC has made 197 million bibliographic work descriptionsâ€”WorldCat Worksâ€”available as linked data, a format native to the Web that will improve discovery of library collections through a variety of popular sites and Web services. Continue reading OCLC releases WorldCat Works as linked data→
I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.Â She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.Â Here are the highlights of her message:
We have now begun the process of makingÂ the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via OAPEN, HathiTrust and the British Library.
PDFs of 17 books have already become available via the OAPEN digital library and we are loading content onto the HathiTrust and British Library systems.
We are working with OCLC and others to ensure the quality of the MARC records being provided to us by publishers. Records will be made available as a download file in MARCXML format from the KU Collections website. As more titles are uploaded onto the system this file will be updated. Participating libraries will be notified and sent a link to the records via email. Â WeÂ anticipate that the first set of records will be available by 31 March.
DUBLIN, Ohio, and ANN ARBOR, Mich. February 3, 2014â€”More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuestÂ® Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services.
DUBLIN, Ohio, October 10, 2013â€”OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide.
Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use OCLC WorldShare Metadata services. These agreements will also reduce the cost and time spent managing updates to these online collections for libraries that have registered with the knowledge base, and will provide immediate access for libraries that subscribe or want to purchase these collections. The value for libraries is that multiple applications will be able to access the metadata to simplify workflows for managing electronic materials.
WorldCat continues to grow in it’s discovery of content from around the world.Â This recent press release lists the publisher and aggregator agreements added since January of 2013.Â It’s a pretty impressive list.Â I’m particularly thrilled to see 3M and Freading on the list for the creation and delivery of WorldCat records.
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 27, 2013â€”OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide. Continue reading WorldCat signs agreements with over 25 publishers and aggregators, including 3M and Freading→
DUBLIN, Ohio, 19 June 2013â€”OCLC has launched the new WorldCat Metadata API that will enable member libraries and partners to build and share applications on the OCLC WorldShare Platform for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat.
The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. Libraries will be able to create applications with the new API to add new and enrich existing WorldCat bibliographic records, and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data. Continue reading OCLC launches WorldCat metadata API→
OCLC announced yesterday that the WorldCat database reached a record number of 2 billion holdings.Â Â I am simply amazed by the growth of this database over the years.Â WorldCat has been a great resource for discovering content and extending a library’s collection through interlibrary loan service.Â Here is more from the press release:
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