OCLC Abstracts

06 January 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 1  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Starting the Conversation report addresses benefits of university-wide research data management policies

Written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy is a call for action that summarizes the benefits of systemic data management planning and identifies the stakeholders and their concerns. More »


Minimize cognitive load to maximize usability

The total cognitive load, or amount of mental processing power needed to use your site, affects how easily users find content and complete tasks. More »


Online registration open for OCLC events at ALA Midwinter 2014

OCLC will host 12 meetings at the conference, which are open to all ALA Midwinter registrants, including the popular Sunday morning Update Breakfast and the Friday afternoon symposium, “The Hope and Hype of MOOCs.” View complete listing »

Upcoming Events

9 January 2014

Improve your government publications workflow with OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager

Are you a member of the Federal Depository Library Program and looking for a better way to manage your U.S. government publications workflow?

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


14 January 2014

Driven by Shared Data: An Interactive Web chat with fellow librarians

In 2013, the OCLC community explored the concept of shared data and the implications for libraries during the Collective Insight series. Now, we would like you to share ideas on how to leverage shared data and strengthen the services you provide.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Kawerau District Library/Kawerau Museum
Kawerau, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NKADP

Ecole de Culture Générale
Delémont, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHECG

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Houston campus
Houston, Texas, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNHU

Ecoles de commerce de Delémont
Delémont, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHSCD


Number of dissertation and theses records in WorldCat, including 2,651,968 digital dissertation and theses.


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 »