OCLC Abstracts

16 September 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 37  /  ISSN 1932-4847


E-resource Advisory Council continues work with OCLC to advance electronic resource management strategy

A group of library leaders who are helping to guide the cooperative in advancing its e-resource strategy has been expanded to continue its work. More »


Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide?
Insights from the IFLA Trend Report

The Insights Document pulls together and summarizes all of the information contained on the Trend Report website for IFLA members. It identifies five high-level trends and considers possible future “collision points” between trends affecting the role and identity of libraries.

The Insights Document is a conversation starter for the library community. It’s the “way in” to the Trend Report, and opens up discussion about how information trends are shaping your library, whether it’s a public, academic, special or national library, within your region. More »


Getting off the Island: Collaborating to Create Boundless Collections

Join OCLC and event partners SCELC and Loyola Marymount for this interactive program on October 15 where we will explore current and future opportunities to share our print and electronic collections at network-scale. More »

Upcoming Events

24 September 2013

Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship

This webinar explores new approaches to reference that embed the librarian in the community, answering questions at the point of need, and growing community connections.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time


26 September 2013

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team

This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

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

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

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

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


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