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OCLC Abstracts is a weekly e-publication that provides news and information about OCLC services, programs and research, along with a story that highlights the latest research in the technology, economic or social landscape.

Recent Issues of OCLC Abstracts

  • Vol. 17, No. 16

    In this issue: Four weeks to go to finish your ILL transition; Power(ed) readers who read more electronically read more, period; OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently

  • Vol. 17, No. 15

    In this issue: Global, Regional Council election results; A new trend from trendwatching.com—The Internet of Caring Things; Applications now being accepted for U.S. public libraries to host ‘Outside the Box’ community events

  • Vol. 17, No. 14

    In this issue: Right-scaling Stewardship report provides multi-scale perspective on cooperative print management; 2014 U.S. Digital Future in Focus; Danish library collections now discoverable worldwide in real time through WorldCat

  • Vol. 17, No. 13

    In this issue: WorldCat Discovery now available; Survey of Policies to Assure Mobile Device Access to the Library Website; NetAdvance and OCLC to add Japanese-language content to WorldCat; Join use for an OCLC Update Breakfast at CIL

  • Vol. 17, No. 12

    In this issue: Introducing the world’s first cooperatively managed knowledge base; Break grammar rules on websites for clarity; Planning for your library’s future; Watch Regional Print Management Symposium live online

  • Vol. 17, No. 11

    In this issue: WorldShare ILL deadline fast approaching; Traditional TV viewing still way ahead of Internet and mobile; Redesigned OCLC Developer Network site launches; Save the date for a new Collective Insight event

  • Vol. 17, No. 10

    In this issue: Public libraries, Redbox, OCLC to extend Outside the Box to 20 new communities; Twitter user base begins to mature; Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement

  • Vol. 17, No. 9

    In this issue: Genealogists can now find FamilySearch, WorldCat records through both resources; New report from the Pew Research Center: “The Web at 25”; Attend the “Regional Print Management: Right-scaling Solutions” symposium

  • Vol. 17, No. 8

    In this issue: The Hope and the Hype of MOOCs; ACRL releases Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment; Inside the Digital Public Library of America

  • Vol. 17, No. 7

    In this issue: Sign up for WMS webinar series: Results, Revelations and Rewards; UPGRADIA: digital culture of constant upgrades comes to physical objects; Register for OCLC events at PLA; Netherlands consortium to move to WorldShare

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