OCLC Abstracts

13 January 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 2  /  ISSN 1932-4847


PALNI is first academic library group to select WorldShare Management Services

After careful study, the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana, which provides automation services to 23 institutions, determined that WMS and OCLC were best equipped to get them to where they wanted to go. More »


Social, Digital & Mobile in 2014

The astonishing growth of all things digital continues to gather pace around the world, as We Are Social’s new Social, Digital & Mobile Worldwide report on the key social, digital and mobile stats from around the world demonstrates. More »


“Achieving Thresholds for Discovery” webinar recording now available

Watch this webinar recording—a joint presentation by OCLC Research and Princeton University—for details about changes institutions can make to improve the discoverability of their materials. More »

Upcoming Events

24 January 2014

ALA Midwinter 2014

Join your OCLC cooperative colleagues in Philadelphia at ALA Midwinter 2014.


15 January 2014

Flexible Spaces – Flexible Futures

A WebJunction webinar focused on library space planning and on how changing patron needs are leading to changed library spaces.

Venue: Webinar

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


22 January 2014

Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff

A WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Institute of Ismaili Studies
London, United Kingdom
OCLC symbol: UKIIS

Conseil œcuménique des Églises
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHCCE

Belmont College Library School
St. Clairsville, Ohio, USA
OCLC symbol: OHBCL

Hastings District Libraries
Hastings, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZHSD

Leeton Shire Major Dooley Library
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ANTLE


Number of records in the SCIPIO database, a joint project of 25 different fine arts organizations that are combining their art catalog collections in WorldCat.


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 »