OCLC Abstracts

03 February 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 5  /  ISSN 1932-4847


320 million records from ProQuest Central now discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

The new discovery experience is possible through a data exchange agreement to enhance library discovery for users of WorldCat Discovery Services and the award-winning ProQuest Central full-text database. More »


Customer experience and content marketing top 2014 digital trends

Adobe’s 2014 Digital Trends Briefing, in association with Econsultancy, highlights the key digital trends, challenges and opportunities that organizations need to be aware of during 2014. More »


Application deadline for 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship February 14

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program provides continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. More »

Upcoming Events

11 February 2014

The Iron is HOT: Libraries as Innovative & Creative Community Catalysts

This webinar helps to define the successful library as one that serves as a vibrant and active community center. Learn how to take a leadership role as a creative catalyst – exploring new ways to build partnerships, strengthen community and contribute to local development.

Venue: Webinar

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


18 February 2014

WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Print Collections

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare platform, you’ll get ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print materials, journals and serials.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Universidad Dominicana O&M
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
OCLC symbol: DROYM

Dargaville Library
Dargaville, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZDAR

American Bookbinders Museum
San Francisco California, USA
OCLC symbol: CAABM

Bibliothèque municipale de Delémont
Delémont, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMDL

City of Gosnells Libraries
Gosnells, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: AUPGS


Number of records in WorldCat Identities, which contains a summary page for every name 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 »