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OCLC Abstracts

23 June 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 25  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Education, Learning and Libraries at a Tipping Point

New OCLC report shows how consumers are resetting expectations for higher education and libraries

OCLC today released At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries. The new member report looks at the views of online learners—their concerns about the cost of higher education, their experiences with online learning, and their expectations for more convenient, life-based education models in the future—and the implications and opportunities for libraries. More »


Worldwide smartphone usage to grow 25 percent in 2014

Consumers around the world are rushing into the embrace of the smartphone market, according to new figures from eMarketer. By the end of 2014, 1.76 billion people will own and use smartphones monthly, and nine countries will surpass 50 percent smartphone penetration. More »


Lorcan Dempsey receives Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, U.K.

The honorary degree recognizes Mr. Dempsey’s leading contribution to the transformation of library services and culture as they more fully embrace the opportunities presented by digital technologies. Mr. Dempsey is Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist. More »

Upcoming Events

09 July 2014

Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library

Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.

Venue: Webinar

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


16 July 2014

Libraries as Drivers of Community Development: Global Edition

Join this webinar to learn about successful grassroots approaches to library-driven community development from libraries around the world.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Tribunal fédéral
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHTFD

Monaro Regional Libraries
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATVMO

Tertiary Education Commission
Wellington, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: ZWTEC


Number of dissertation and theses records in WorldCat, including 2,848,483 digital dissertations and theses.


WorldCat is a set of databases that together comprise the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. WorldCat data is contributed, maintained and shared by libraries around the world. It is managed and enhanced by OCLC. Learn more »