OCLC Abstracts

07 October 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 40  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Ready, Set, Respond: How Atlantic City Free Public Library Prepared for ACA Implementation

By embracing ambiguity, exploring and prioritizing available resources, and clarifying standards for patron engagement, Atlantic City Free Public Library is poised to respond to new information needs associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More »


User Expertise Stagnates at Low Levels

Learning is hard work, and users don’t want to do it; they don’t explore the user interface and don’t know about most features. Although you can never solve the problem of stagnating user expertise, there are some strategies to alleviate it. More »


OCLC acquires Dutch library systems provider HKA

The addition of Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering (HKA), which offers the Wise line of library systems and services, enhances and extends OCLC services for libraries in the Netherlands. More »

Upcoming Events

10 October 2013

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Best Practices

In November 2013, WorldShare ILL will automate variable lender aging (now supported by Enter My Symbol Twice or EMST) through integration with the “Days to Respond” setting in the OCLC Policies Directory.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


23 October 2013

Libraries Go “Outside the Box” with Redbox

This webinar with the Outside the Box program explores how libraries are leveraging the placemaking process to build community engagement through local entertainment events.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Ririe Elementary
Ririe, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDRES

Queenstown Lakes District Library
Queenstown, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZQQP

Bibliothèque musicale de la Ville de Genève
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMVG

Université de Lausanne—Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHLST


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