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.
Want to Partner with OCLC?
Would your organisation like to become a Partner with OCLC? Contact our Business Development Team.
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If you’re currently an OCLC member
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.
Learn how to get started with WorldCat knowledge base.
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.
Learn how to get started with the Digital Collection Gateway, then register and log in.
Tell us which other partners you’d like us to work with.
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.
Bookmark Your Library
Conceived, and instigated by OCLC as part of its ongoing advocacy work, Bookmark Your Library was developed collaboratively with several leading UK library organisations. Bookmark Your Library is a website which provides a single point of online access to all of the services and resources offered by UK public libraries.
Bookmark Your Library is about highlighting the vital role of public libraries and boosting their visibility, relevancy and usage amongst existing and new users. Bookmark Your Library helps people locate materials for loan, find out about local library events, become a member, and provides them with the information they need to develop skills and pursue interests through their library service. And, they can do all of this for free.