Five librarians named 2013 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows

OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions name five librarians to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2013:

DwaymianBrissette-GRAY

Mr. Dwaymian Brissette
Jamaica

RozitaPetrinska-Labudovikj-GRAY

Mrs. Rozita Petrinska-Labudovikj Republic of Macedonia

CarolineNyaga-GRAY

Mrs. Caroline Nyaga
Kenya

ChonaSanPedro-GRAY

Miss Chona San Pedro Philippines

DavidOfili-GRAY

Mr. David Ofili
Nigeria

 
 
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COMMUNITY

Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives in Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K.

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These new reports detail findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in 2012 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field.

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

University of Skövde selects WorldCat Local

The University library, the first in Sweden to select OCLC's integrated solution for discovery of electronic, digital and print materials, was looking for a cost-effective solution with an extensive central index and comprehensive coverage of its holdings to provide students with fast and easy access to the library's electronic materials—more than 70,000 e-books and 15,000 e-journal titles.

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MEMBERSHIP

OCLC member libraries around the world:

Landesmuseum Württemberg
Stuttgart, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEWLS

Vernon College
Vernon, Texas, USA
OCLC symbol: TXVNN

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
San Francisco, California, USA
OCLC symbol: CASH

Tensed DeSmet Library
Tensed, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDTDS

Tri-Community Branch
Fernwood, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDTCL

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Membership values
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WORLDCAT UPDATE

Number of records

279,708,091


Number of holdings

1,878,586,934

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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