OCLC Abstracts

11 November 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 45  /  ISSN 1932-4847

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IMLS awards grants to OCLC to support continuing education programs for libraries

A $289,387 grant will aid the formation of the “Coalition for National Learning” and a grant of $248,982 will produce new online learning content for public libraries. More »


ACRL releases ‘2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics’

The report from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) describes the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. More »


New report says Robert Louis Stevenson may be Scotland’s most influential author

Treasure Island is the most globally influential Scottish book ever published suggests a new OCLC Research report, which reveals that the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson is the Scottish work most widely republished and most widely held by the world’s libraries. More »


Engage your readers with Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

Voting for Goodreads Choice Awards is underway! And Goodreads wants libraries to get in on the action and use the Awards to help connect with readers in their communities. More »

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21 November 2013

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Join DDA expert Sara Finch to learn how OCLC can help you implement a Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) program to make e-books discoverable by your patrons prior to purchasing.

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26 November 2013

Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs

In this webinar you’ll hear from library representatives about the types of information requests they have received in the first several weeks of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, and what they have learned in responding.

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OCLC member libraries around the world.

Silver Sage Elementary
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDSSE

Musée d'ethnographie de Genève
Geneve-Genf, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHETH

State Library of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATMSL

Meridian Elementary
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDMER


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