OCLC Abstracts

23 September 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 38  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Partnership with Plum Analytics uses WorldCat to measure impact of research

Scholars will now be able to see how well their published works are included in the collections of libraries globally to help analyze the impact of their research. More »


Not Yet Sold: What Employers and Community College Students Think About Online Education

Online education holds the promise to increase access and decrease the cost of higher education. Yet many community college students and employers remain skeptical about the value of online learning, according to recent research. While employers and students recognize a niche for online classes, degrees and certificates, for now at least, they do not trust it as much as they do traditional education. More »


Digital Inclusion: The Internet Is Important To Everyone

This infographic brings attention to the impact broadband has on our lives, our health, our government, our jobs and our education while considering whom among us does not use the Internet and who does not have home broadband access. More »

“Shifts in Scholarly Attention Among World Regions”
View this presentation from an OCLC Research webinar

Dr. Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill presents his research on changing academic attention to world regions over the past 50 years, “attention” as measured by analyzing works published about each region of the world and collected in U.S. academic libraries for each year of publication since 1958. More »

Upcoming Events

3 October 2013

Collective Insight: Big Data and the Cloud

Learn about OCLC’s WorldCat database and how it is working to become a relevant and useful source in the Web of big data and cloud computing.

Venue: Webinar

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


9 October 2013

Engage your user community with your digital collections

Join us and learn how Des Plaines Public Library and the University of Texas San Antonio engaged their users with the power of their digital collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Rasmussen College, Moorhead Campus
Moorhead, Minnesota, USA
OCLC symbol: RASMO

Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa
Kyoto, Japan
OCLC symbol: JPGIK

Vitrocentre Romont
Romont, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHVCR

Service des biens culturels
Fribourg, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBCF


Number of content collections available through the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines data about the electronic resources a library holds with linking features that enable access to that content.


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 »