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European Commission Central Library adds 300 millionth bibliographic record to WorldCat

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The record describes an article, "Wirtschaftsrecht im Internet" ("Business Law for the Internet") from the publication Betriebs Berater. The record was created on June 7, 2013, and was contributed by the European Commission Central Library.

"The staff of the European Commission Central Library were thrilled to learn that we have added the 300 millionth record to WorldCat. A first for Europe," said Carol Bream, Team Co-ordinator Library Applications, Thesaurus and Réseaubib.   

The record was added as part of the library’s first retrospective batchload effort. This single institution load resulted in a total of 475,869 holdings being set, and 301,991 new bibliographic records were added. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of WorldCat, the record describes an article in a German journal with subject cataloging in French.

The European Commission's Central Library is one of the main sources of information on European Union policies. Its collections are built on the holdings of the ECSC High Authority, and those of the EURATOM and EEC Commissions. Collections include official EU publications, publications from many intergovernmental organizations, commercial, academic and government publications, as well as selected periodical articles.  

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