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Member stories

OCLC is its members. We are owned, supported and led by our member libraries, whose input guides everything we do. From involvement in major research studies to piloting new products and informing strategic direction, we rely on them for guidance, governance and advice.

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Make history relevant in a visual culture

Discover how the Indiana Historical Society organizes online images in a way that allows people around the world to easily browse and learn about Indiana's history.

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Bring your hidden resources to light

Discover how the Moravian Music Foundation exposed its rare and unique collections to music lovers worldwide.

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Connect users to the resources they need

Discover how Camden Theological Library made time to tackle projects that highlighted more resources for library users.

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Share history's most difficult lessons to improve the future

Find out how a group of scholars and librarians came together to help people learn about civil rights, African American issues and the impact of history on today's culture.

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Move from cataloging to curating for your users

Learn how Pritzker Military Museum & Library found time to expand their focus on guest and user services.

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Help magnify the impact of all libraries

Learn how one librarian, a Web developer, social media and the right IT tools allowed NPR to provide library links for recommended books.

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Facilitate research through group catalogs

Understand how the Art Discovery Group Catalogue provides access to art-related resources from around the globe, including the Rijksmuseum.

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Make knowledge visible and available internationally

Learn how the Bavarian State Library provided a more convenient and improved interlibrary loan service.

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Cut down your e-resource cataloging time

See how library staff at the Sladen Library in Henry Ford Hospital supported a major archival project by reducing the time they spent cataloging e-content.

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Support scientists around the world

Examine how CSIRO, Australia's science agency, streamlined its efforts to share science-related items with libraries and researchers across the globe.

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Increase e-content usage with systems that work together

Find out how the National Academy of Sciences library increased catalog usage and saved staff time by using an integrated cloud-based suite of library management applications.

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Deliver hard-to-find materials when researchers need them

Learn how the Vancouver Aquarium maximizes budget and staff resources to support its extensive research program.