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Member libraries to contribute metadata to Europeana

OCLC and Europeana, the provider of Europe’s digital library, have agreed to an approach that will enable OCLC members to contribute metadata derived from OCLC’s WorldCat database to the portal in a manner consistent with OCLC’s “WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative.”

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Tilburg University launches WorldCat Local

With the implementation of WorldCat Local, this university library in the Netherlands has chosen to focus first on the most user-critical service while taking a significant step toward migration of its entire library management workflow to the cloud with the adoption of OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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Nielsen adds WorldCat link to Nielsen BookData U.K.

In response to demand from library customers, Nielsen has added a link to records in from within the Nielsen BookData United Kingdom service. Once a user clicks on the logo, results open in a separate window and give instant access to library holdings information—sorted by distance—along with other content available through the service.

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Streamline ILL with IFLA vouchers from OCLC

OCLC members in the United States and Canada may purchase IFLA vouchers from OCLC and pay for them through their monthly OCLC billing or via Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM). OCLC has added this purchase option to accommodate payment preferences and help streamline international interlibrary loan processes for OCLC members who use WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad.

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Italian public libraries add 1.2 million unique records to WorldCat

The 136 public libraries and branches in the Italian province of Trento are now OCLC members and will continue to add records from its Catalogo Bibliografico Trentino as the catalog is updated, which will significantly increase the number of Italian language records in WorldCat. The motivation for joining OCLC was to share their rich collections of Italian literature, history and culture with library users around the world.

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First library in Spain selects WorldShare Management Services

The IE Library serving IE Business School in Madrid and IE University Library in Segovia cited efficiency improvements, cooperative sharing with OCLC member libraries worldwide, and increased exposure of its collections as reasons to move to OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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