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OCLC working with SkillSoft to add records for Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 9 January 2012—OCLC is working with SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government and education, to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database for discovery of library resources.

SkillSoft's growing selection of over 30,000 titles in a variety of subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the Books24x7 platform.

In addition, OCLC is loading the Books24x7 collection information into the WorldCat knowledge base, enabling OCLC cataloging libraries to easily set holdings in WorldCat for the titles to which they subscribe. WorldCat Local authenticated users will then be able to link directly to Books24x7 titles subscribed to and made available by their library from the corresponding WorldCat records.

"Working with OCLC will allow us to make the Books24x7 catalog more visible to library users through WorldCat," said Pam Boiros, Vice President, Product Management, SkillSoft. "Adding records for our Books24x7 collection to WorldCat will provide better integration within library systems, making our digital books more accessible and adding to the value of our collections for libraries and their users."

"Records representing the Books24x7 digital book collection are a welcome addition to WorldCat,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. "Libraries are adding more e-books to their collections. These records, together with links to Books24x7, make it easy for users to find and access the content they want. OCLC will continue to work with partners like SkillSoft to maximize the visibility and value of libraries' full collections."

To learn more about e-book and e-content partnerships with OCLC, contact Bill Carney, OCLC Content Manager, at carneyb@oclc.org.

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Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.

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