OCLC Abstracts

31 March 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 13  /  ISSN 1932-4847


WorldCat Discovery is now available

OCLC has launched WorldCat Discovery Services, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 FirstSearch beta test libraries around the world. More »


Survey of Policies to Assure Mobile Device Access to the Library Website

Published by Primary Research Group, this 100-page study looks closely at the measures taken by academic, public and special libraries to assure that mobile devices—iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Kindles and many others—can access the library website easily and fluently. More »


NetAdvance and OCLC to add Japanese-language content to WorldCat

OCLC and NetAdvance are working together to add metadata from the JapanKnowledge and JK Books collections to WorldCat. More »

Going to CIL 2014? Please join us for an OCLC Update Breakfast

We’ll meet on Tuesday, April 8, 7:30–8:30 a.m. in the Cabinet Room at the Hilton Washington for an update on expanding WorldCat Discovery Services and WorldShare Management services, as well as OCLC community and research initiatives. Register online »

Upcoming Events

2 April 2014

Getting ready for WorldCat Discovery

Come see the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together, and hear what to do to get ready when the service is available. Join us to find out what to do now to prepare for the new service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


3 April 2014

Using library services to create a different future for your library

During this session, you will learn how creating a different future for library services gives librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage workflows; a next-generation ILS can improve access to library collections and services; The University of Nebraska Omaha’s library chose to keep up with emerging trends in technology by choosing OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBCC

Biblioteca comunale di Malé
Malé, Italy
OCLC symbol: ITAAZ

Berufsakademie Sachsen Staatliche Studienakademie Bautzen
Bautzen, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEBAU

New Vision High School
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDNVH

Post Falls Middle School
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPFM


Number of electronic, digital and physical resources available through a single search of WorldCat Discovery Services.


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 »