OCLC Abstracts

19 August 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 33  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Five librarians named as 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2014. The Fellows are from Bhutan, El Salvador, Nigeria, Philippines and Sri Lanka. More »


Tablet usability

Flat design and improperly rescaled design are the main threats to tablet usability, followed by poor gestures and workflow. More »


New information for libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act

WebJunction will host a webinar called “Meaningful Use: Libraries connecting patrons to ACA resources” on Wednesday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific regarding public libraries and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The session will cover strategies for libraries to identify ACA resources, examples of libraries that are working to prepare for patron requests, and key policy and resource updates from ACA experts. More »

Social Media and Archives report details habits and preferences of archival researchers

This report provides survey findings about who uses archives and special collections for research, as well as how those users communicate and share information about systems like ArchiveGrid. More »

Upcoming Events

28 August 2013

WorldCat Metadata API Workshop

The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. This API provides you with the tools to create applications to add new WorldCat bibliographic records, enrich existing records and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data.

Venue: Webinar

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


17 September 2013

Streamlining management, discovery and access of e-collections with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

During this one-hour demonstration, you’ll see how OCLC WorldShare Management Services simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Chief Joseph School of the Arts
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDCJE

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
Greytown, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZIPP

Cancer Council Victoria
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATASC

Musée et jardins botaniques cantonaux
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMJB

Musée International d'Horlogerie
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMIH


Clicks to libraries from WorldCat.org in FY2013.


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 »