New WorldCat Metadata API will enable OCLC members, partners to build new applications for libraries to catalog in WorldCat
OCLC has launched the new WorldCat Metadata API that will enable member libraries and partners to build and share applications on the OCLC WorldShare Platform for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat.
On June 6, OCLC completed the development work to convert the underlying structure for its WorldCat database to Apache HBase, a distributed platform in use by many global information providers, including Facebook, Adobe and Salesforce.com.
Skip Prichard, an experienced senior executive in the information services market, has been named the next OCLC President and CEO.
OCLC and partners make your summer reading program more socialHow to keep ILL mailing labels printing correctly
OCLC has recently collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners—including DOGObooks—to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component.
WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries around the world, has reached another major milestone with the addition of its 2 billionth holding.
20 June 2013
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
28 June 2013
Join OCLC member-leaders and staff for updates on OCLC products and services, a Regional Council business meeting and the next keynote address in our "Collective Insight-Driven by Shared Data" series. This session will focus on the opportunity to examine shared data in new ways that help us make better decisions, learn about the information ecosystem and impact how we live. Libraries can play a compelling role in helping our communities make sense of that information in useful and innovative ways. Lunch will be provided and an ice cream social will follow this event.
16 July 2013
The new user experience for FirstSearch is here! Come see how user-specific views support the different needs of staff and users today, and hear about plans for expanding the service with additional functionality in the coming months. You'll walk away understanding how the new global discovery service fits with other OCLC WorldShare services like Interlibrary loan and cataloging, in addition to premium discovery services like WorldCat Local. Join us to find out how easy it is to transition to the new service.
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