OCLC Abstracts

12 August 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 32  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Couldn’t attend ALA Annual 2013?

OCLC held a number of sessions and events at ALA Annual 2013. Recorded sessions are now available for viewing. More »


Mobile pushes digital use past TV

Average time spent with digital media per day will surpass TV viewing time for the first time this year, according to eMarketer’s latest estimate of media consumption. More »


New Report:
“The Big Shift, Public Library Strategies for Access to Information in Any Format”

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this recently released report explores the challenges that U.S. public libraries face in providing e-book content and the strategies for addressing these issues and opportunities. More »

OCLC Research Registering Researchers in Authority Files Task Group seeks feedback on work in progress

This group has been analyzing the emerging approaches to incomplete national authority files and recently launched a “work in progress” page with five documents for community comment and feedback. More »

Upcoming Events

5 September 2013

Impact Survey: Understand Your Community’s Technology Needs

A webinar about the Impact Survey, an online tool that allows libraries to find out how their community benefits from free access to computers and the Internet.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


18 September 2013

The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities

From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Join us in person on 18 September at Johns Hopkins University (or virtually via live-streaming video) as we explore the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives.

Venue: In person, Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University and Online

Time: 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Exmouth Library
Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATNBC

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEBRE

Bibliothèque publique et scolaire
Bulle, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBBU

Riverbend Professional Technical Academy
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDRIV

John Kinder Theological Library
Auckland, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZASJ

WorldCat.org detailed record

Page views of WorldCat.org detailed records in FY2013.


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