OCLC Abstracts

28 October 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 43  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Lethbridge College, Tyndale University and University of New Brunswick in Canada are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services

More than 240 libraries worldwide have chosen to move their library management services to the cloud with WMS; more than 150 libraries are currently using the services. More »


Design for the experience, not the channel

A consistent user experience, regardless of channel, is one of the four key elements of a usable cross-channel experience. Consistency across channels helps build trust with customers, according to the Nielsen Norman Group. More »


Access new resources at Health Happens in Libraries

WebJunction recently updated the Health Happens in Libraries project site as part of its efforts to increase library staff capacity to respond to patron requests for information regarding the U.S. Affordable Care Act. More »

Upcoming Events

14 November 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 Standard Time


19 November 2013

Streamlining management, discovery and access of e-collections with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

During this live, one-hour demonstration, you’ll see how OCLC WorldShare Management Services simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections, including databases, e-books, e-journal packages and open-access collections. Q&A will follow the demonstration.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Augustijns Instituut Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands
OCLC symbol: NLAUG

Chamberlain College of Nursing–Miramar
Miramar, Florida, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNMF

Ventura County Community College District
Ventura, California, USA
OCLC symbol: CAVTA

Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATMAT

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHCAC


Number of different mobile device types used to access WorldCat.org in fiscal 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)



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