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Library and Information Science Education Program

The OCLC Library and Information Science Education Program supports library instruction programs in Australia and New Zealand with reduced- or no-cost, hands-on access to a variety of OCLC services. Through this program, you can help provide your library and information science students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s library environment.

Available services

Cataloguing and metadata services: including access to WebDewey®, plus reduced prices on selected Dewey® publications and products.

Digital collection services: including CONTENTdm® Digital Collection Management Software, hosted at OCLC at no charge, for hands-on experience with the software used in building digital collections for libraries and archives worldwide.

Reference services: including access to the QuestionPoint® virtual reference service.™ and related services: including help finding materials in libraries, plus access to related social networking features that let users create lists and bibliographies, write reviews and more.

Tours, orientations and service-specific presentations: tailored to meet the needs of library and information science faculty and students.

Who can participate?

  • Library and information science schools accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
  • Colleges and universities within Australia and New Zealand that offer a bachelor’s degree or higher in library and  information science education.
  • Library training programs within Australia and New Zealand that offer a certificate or higher in library and information science education.


OCLC waives most charges for the LIS Education Program,  including specified charges for OCLC systems and services  (e.g., CONTENTdm and hosting service). OCLC reserves the  right to charge for unique items, such as royalty fees to  suppliers or third parties. LIS schools are responsible for  training fees and network fees, if applicable.

Research opportunities

OCLC offers a variety of opportunities for those who conduct research that advances professional librarianship. These include OCLC’s Distinguished Seminar Series, the Visiting Scholar program, and the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program.

Learn more about current OCLC research projects and opportunities


Most OCLC documentation is available online for local  download. Other documentation and additional copies are available for purchase. You may copy OCLC documentation  for use in your school’s LIS program.

View a complete list of available documentation


For more information on the OCLC Library and Information Science Education Program in Australia and New Zealand, please contact or call 1300 260 795.