OCLC Abstracts

07 April 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 14  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Right-scaling Stewardship report provides multi-scale perspective on cooperative print management

From OCLC Research, Right-scaling Stewardship: A Multi-scale Perspective on Cooperative Print Management explores regional-scale cooperative print management from two perspectives: a local academic library print book collection (The Ohio State University), and a consortial-scale collective print book resource (the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of major U.S. research institutions). More »


2014 U.S. Digital Future in Focus

Profound changes in digital consumer behavior occurred in 2013 across a variety of sectors, including mobile, social media, video, search and e-commerce, and were the result of transformative shifts in platforms, content, demographics and marketing. With these fundamental shifts in mind, comScore examines how today’s digital media landscape has changed and what that means for the year ahead—and beyond. More »


Danish library collections now discoverable worldwide in real time through WorldCat

Dansk Bibliotekscenter (DBC) is partnering with OCLC to synchronize DANBIB, the Danish national union catalog, with WorldCat, making real-time updates that will result in faster visibility of the collections around the world through leading websites and search engines. More »

Upcoming Events

15 April 2014

Managing patron-initiated ILL requests in WorldCat Discovery

This webinar will give you the information you need to configure and use patron-initiated ILL requests from WorldCat Discovery.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


22 April 2014

Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library: a Collective Insight Event

This is a half-day event at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, that you can attend in-person or virtually. Co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC, it will help to define the practice of assessment and identify tools for reaching assessment goals in your library.

Venue: In-person event and live streaming

Time: 09:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg
Fribourg, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHEPF

Gateway School of Language and Culture
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDMCM

Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDLIN

Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Bogotá, Colombia
OCLC symbol: CODFJ


Number of records in WorldCat linking to digitized local library content.


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 »