OCLC Abstracts

03 September 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 35  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Case studies, summaries published in new FAST report from OCLC Research

This report includes case studies of 16 parties in six countries that have expressed interest in FAST, an enumerative faceted subject heading schema derived from Library of Congress Subject Headings. More »


Value of data in an evolving digital world

This presentation describes how understanding the data behind digital consumer relationships adds value to organizations and what the challenge of measuring an increasingly complicated digital ecosystem is. More »


Meaningful Use: Libraries connecting patrons to Affordable Care Act resources

An archive for this 28 August webinar, which discusses strategies for libraries to identify Affordable Care Act resources, is now available. Viewing options include a combined archive of audio, chat and slides; a YouTube archive of the live stream; slides (PDF); chat (xls); and captions (txt). More »

Upcoming Events

5 September 2013

Who’s Using WorldShare ILL Now?

This webinar provides an opportunity for you to hear from four librarians who will share practical advice about completing a successful transition to the new service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:30 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.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Academic Centre, St Mary’s College and Newman College
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATSMN

Service archéologique SAEF
Fribourg, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHSAF

HortResearch Mt Albert
Auckland, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZHMA

Lakeland Junior High School
Rathdrum, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDLJH


Number of bibliographic records in WorldCat.


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