OCLC Abstracts

10 March 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 10  /  ISSN 1932-4847

Outdoor movie night in July 2013, a community event organized by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Columbus, Georgia, as part of the Outside the Box pilot.

Public libraries, Redbox, OCLC to extend Outside the Box to 20 new communities

In 2013, Redbox partnered with OCLC, public libraries and the Project for Public Spaces to build community through shared entertainment experiences. The successful Outside the Box pilot, which produced 12 events and reached more than 3,000 people, is being expanded into 20 new communities this year. Public libraries will remain central to Outside the Box, leading community planning sessions and event design. More »


Twitter user base begins to mature

A maturing user base means that steep growth is in the rear-view for Twitter. But a well-established user base can also be a less volatile user base, and Twitter’s maturing users not only in numbers but also in age could influence its advertising revenue potential. More »


Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement

This March 27 webinar will explore inventive patron and partner engagement approaches that have been implemented by libraries in conjunction with the U.S. Affordable Care Act. More »

Upcoming Events

19 March 2014

Results, Revelations and Rewards: Bay Path College

In this session, guest speakers from Bay Path College will discuss what led them to WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and the rewards they’ve experienced from moving to the cooperative cloud. They’ll also share how the services have changed the way they manage their libraries with redesigned workflows and refocused priorities.

Venue: Webinar

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


20 March 2014

Community Connections: Break with Tradition!

In this WebJunction/ARSL webinar, we will explore ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

University of New England and Regional Archives
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATENN

Eagle Hills Elementary School
Eagle, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDEHE

Haute école de santé - Genève
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHSJ

Museum of New Zealand Te Aka Matua Research Library
Wellington, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZWMU


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