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Nielsen Book to make enriched data available to OCLC WorldShare libraries

OCLC has a new agreement in place which will make enriched metadata from Nielsen Book available to libraries using OCLC’s WorldShare discovery and library management applications, including those using WorldShare Management Services.

Nielsen Book works closely with publishers to collect enhanced metadata which is licensed to retailers, Internet sites, libraries and specialist services in over 100 countries worldwide. The Nielsen Book database holds more than 24 million title records and the new agreement will make a subset of Nielsen Book’s comprehensive data, including cover art, tables of contents, reviews, links to author resources and descriptions available to OCLC libraries.

Nielsen provides 14.6 million records to OCLC – representing mostly English language content published in the UK, with some representing published content from Australia and New Zealand and other EMEA regions.

Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development, said: “OCLC and Nielsen Book are dedicated to providing libraries with the best possible metadata for library management and discovery applications. This agreement will help to enrich our metadata and enhance the discovery experience for OCLC library users.”

Simon Skinner, Sales Director, Nielsen Discovery services, commented: “Enriched metadata really brings a catalogue to life. Our Nielsen BookData service provides millions of rich and engaging data elements for books and related materials and therefore our agreement will enhance the browsing and borrowing experience for users of OCLC libraries.”

Nielsen Book metadata available through OCLC services represents a subset of the total data available from Nielsen Book; more data is accessible to libraries directly by request.

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