OCLC Abstracts

26 August 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 34  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Survey of special collections and archives in the UK and Ireland summarized in new video

Watch this video to learn about the findings from the OCLC Research and RLUK survey of special collections and archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland that were published in a report earlier this year. More »


Usage of smartphones together with tablets for news has more than doubled

Mobile is driving more and more readers to news, according to a survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. This report examines the use of media tablets and smartphones for news. More »


Making a worldwide impact

Originally published in a Global Libraries Special Issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics, WebJunction is hosting five articles on impact planning assessment worldwide, made freely accessible in précis format through arrangements with Emerald Group Publishing and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More »

Upcoming Events

5 September 2013

Introduction to EZproxy hosted service

Find out more about the service: see how it works from product managers, learn what the steps are to implement and hear how your library would benefit from the hosted solution.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


12 September 2013

Discovery transformed: the new global discovery service

The new user experience for FirstSearch is here! Come see how user-specific views support the different needs of staff and users today, and hear about plans for expanding the service with additional functionality in the coming months.

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OCLC member libraries around the world.

Northern Territory Archives Service
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATXTA

Bibliothèques Universitaires de Médecine
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHCV

Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHNT

Heritage Middle School
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDHTG


Number of visits to WorldCat.org in FY2013.


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