How to make the most of OCLC partnerships
In many cases, your library will receive the benefits of OCLC partnerships without having to do anything at all. For example, if you subscribe to OCLC cataloguing and discovery services, your resources will automatically be made visible in any new search engine or consumer site that utilises the WorldCat Search API. There are things you can do, however, to leverage other partnerships that deliver greater value to your library.
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Get your electronic resources in front of your users more easily with the WorldCat knowledge base. If you already catalog with OCLC, you can add holdings information for your e-collections, making those materials easier to find, use and manage.
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Surface your unique digital collections within our partners’ services with the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. It’s a free tool that lets you upload metadata about your collections into WorldCat, making it instantly discoverable in WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and our partner sites.
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In this one-hour webinar, Chip Nilges, Vice President of Business Development, examines how “the library of one” is radically changing how libraries need to serve end users. He discusses OCLC’s strategy for increasing value for OCLC libraries through strategic partnerships with companies including Google, EBSCO, Goodreads, Desire2Learn and Scannx.
Lisa Louise Cooke, of the podcast “Genealogy Gems,” chats with Jay Jordan, President Emeritus of OCLC, about the collaboration between OCLC and FamilySearch to bring better access to genealogical records and resources to everyone.
Partner Program Spotlight
A leading genealogical resource
A new partnership with FamilySearch, one of the largest repositories of international vital records materials in the world, has resulted in more than 1 million genealogical records being loaded into WorldCat. WorldCat will also be updated as new information is entered through locally based Family History Centers around the world. FamilySearch has already begun promoting WorldCat.org and ArchiveGrid from its catalog service and plans to incorporate direct links to records in WorldCat.org.