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 Europeana.eu portal in a manner consistent with OCLC’s “WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative.”
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.
In response to demand from library customers, Nielsen has added a link to records in WorldCat.org from within the Nielsen BookData United Kingdom service. Once a user clicks on the WorldCat.org 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 WorldCat.org service.
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.
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.
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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