News and Events
The OCLC Control Number is anticipated to reach 1 billion sometime after 1 July 2013. At that point, OCLC will increase the length of the OCLC Control Number to accommodate a variable-length number string.
As a part of preparations for the future implementation of RDA, OCLC staff have been discussing how RDA data and practices might be incorporated more fully into WorldCat.
RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2.
Watch this space for Batchload events.