OCLC, DOGObooks partnership will help connect kids to libraries

DOGObooks will use the WorldCat Search API to create an application for its DOGObooks.com site to help kids find books through WorldCat at their local libraries.

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DOGObooks provides a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to discover books and to share their reactions, thoughts and opinions about them. All book selections and reviews are moderated prior to being published.

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The Rise of Big Data on the Internet

With 92 percent of the world’s data being created in just the past two years, it is undeniable that big data is on the rise. Consider these fast facts:

  • Google records two million searches every second
  • Something is bought on eBay via a mobile device every second
  • 72 hours of video are added to YouTube every minute
  • 120 billion pieces of data are added to Facebook each month
  • comScore captures 1.4 trillion digital interactions each month.

What trends do you have to keep up with to stay ahead of the curve? This presentation defines what is meant by big data, provides the latest data on e-commerce growth and explores current and projected growth of digital activity.

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More than 13 percent of Web traffic now comes from smartphones and tablets, more than doubling in one year.
 
 

COMMUNITY

OCLC Symposium recording now live

If you missed the OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter 2013, which included keynote speaker Alistair Croll’s presentation on “The Implications and Opportunities of Big Data,” you can watch the recording online

Deadline for 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellowship is Friday, February 15

The application deadline for the 2014 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program is Friday, February 15, 2013. This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

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RESEARCH

Issue 7 of OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights now available

This periodic bulletin gathers items from the previous quarter of work in OCLC Research, the OCLC Innovation Lab and the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Issue 7 highlights include:

  • Lorcan Dempsey on system-wide organization
  • Titia van der Werf on innovation in information services
  • Four featured prototypes, nine publications released during the quarter.

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EVENTS

 
 

Creating and Managing Digital Content
February 20, 2013 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Eastern

This one-day meeting, hosted by the University of Florida, Gainesville, in conjunction with LYRASIS and OCLC, will focus on the future of library and cultural heritage collections.

MEMBERSHIP

OCLC member libraries around the world:

Rasmussen College, Kansas City/Overland Park Campus
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
OCLC symbol: RASOP

Universidad del Valle de México, Toluca Campus
Toluca de Lerdo, México
OCLC symbol: MXUVJ

Universidad del Valle de México, Saltillo Campus
Saltillo, Mexico
OCLC symbol: MXUVL

Universidad del Valle de México, Guadalajara Sur Campus
Tlaquepaque, Mexico
OCLC symbol: MXUVK

Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
OCLC symbol: DELIN

Waimate District Library
Waimate, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZWMT

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
Hamburg, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEPPR

Membership reports
Membership values
Membership protocols


 
 

WORLDCAT UPDATE

Number of records

290,205,130


Number of holdings

1,953,399,530

Numbers are updated weekly and reflect only records contributed by libraries. Article-level metadata is not included.

 
 
 

WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every second, WorldCat contains bibliographic records and holdings contributed by more than 11,000 libraries around the world. Learn more »

WorldCat.org is a Web portal to the global WorldCat catalog with a supporting program of data syndication that makes your library's collection discoverable virtually anywhere on the Web, including major search engines such as Google and Yahoo!. Learn more »


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