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OCLC Abstracts

17 February 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 7  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Results, Revelations and Rewards

During this four-part webinar series, you’ll learn what led current OCLC WorldShare Management Services libraries to make the move and the results they’ve experienced from moving to the cooperative cloud. Each session is one hour in length, with time at the end for questions. More »



The digital culture of constant upgrades and iteration comes to the world of physical objects. More »


Register for OCLC events at PLA 2014

If you’re heading to PLA 2014, join your OCLC colleagues to discover new ways to participate in the OCLC cooperative. Meet with other OCLC members and consult with our team on solutions that will help you serve your public library users more effectively. OCLC meetings are open to all PLA registrants. More »

UKB consortium in the Netherlands to move to OCLC WorldShare

OCLC has announced that the UKB consortium of Dutch university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands have signed a new agreement to move library services to OCLC WorldShare. This move by UKB means that its members, which include university libraries in the Netherlands as well as the National Library, will be able to integrate their metadata management, resource sharing and discovery services into a global network to maximize efficiencies in workflow and IT infrastructure. More »

Upcoming Events

7 March 2014

Inside the Digital Public Library of America

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Founding Executive Director Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young project and organization.  

Venue: OCLC Headquarters and online via WebEx

Time: 09:00 AM–10:30 AM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


27 March 2014

Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement

Join WebJunction and ZeroDivide to explore inventive patron and partner engagement approaches that have been implemented by libraries in conjunction with the initial open enrollment period of the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

ISDC: Institut Suisse de droit comparé
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHSDC

Parque Cultural Débora Arango
Envigado, Colombia
OCLC symbol: COPCD

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNDG

Mareeba Shire Libraries
Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATQMR

Stratford District and Centennial Library
Stratford, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZZSP


Number of bibliographic records 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 »