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Next, the OCLC blog

Next is a place where OCLC leaders share their insights and experiences, so that libraries can benefit from the work being done by members of the OCLC cooperative. We cover topics across the entire range of the library profession, with an emphasis on the future of knowledge management, library transformation and how libraries can better fit into the lives of their users.

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OCLC Abstracts

OCLC Abstracts is a weekly e-publication that provides news about OCLC services, programs and research, along with a story that highlights the latest developments in the technology, economic or social landscapes.

Recent issues of OCLC Abstracts

  • Vol. 20, No. 46

    In this issue: OCLC partners with libraries on IMLS projects; New Chair, new members take seats on OCLC Board; From Next, the OCLC blog: Guess what topic is tops on our blog this year? Featured Video: The power of breakthrough storytelling

  • Vol. 20, No. 45

    In this issue: OCLC Research and euroCRIS partner on RIM survey; From Next, the OCLC blog: From secret student archives to crusty old microfilm: Tales from the international ILL world; Featured Member: de Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant

  • Vol. 20, No. 44

    In this issue: New OCLC report explores the challenges of managing research data; What is the future of truth online? From Next, the OCLC blog: How OCLC transformed a library...and one student's life; Featured Member: University of Essex ...

  • Vol. 20, No. 43

    In this issue: OCLC Annual Report now available; Congratulations to libraries around the world for 50 years of innovation and collaboration; The Year in Pictures; Follow OCLC's history in this special video

  • Vol. 20, No. 42

    In this issue: OCLC, Internet Archive partner; The trends in media; Call for Global Council candidates; From Next, the OCLC blog: It's time to reinvent the collective collection; Featured Member: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Regional newsletters

OCLC newsletters provide focused, local information about OCLC programs and services—and what’s happening in libraries—in China and Latin America.

OCLC China News

Boletín LAC

Boletín LAC núm. 4

(PDF, 621 KB)
marzo 2017

Conozca en qué consiste el servicio CONTENTdm, descubra los informes del área de investigación de OCLC, entérese de la visita de la IFLA en Dublin ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 3

(PDF, 458 KB)
septiembre 2016

Conozca la tecnología EZProxy de OCLC, la celebración de los 45 años de WorldCat, cómo suscribirse a las alertas y de cómo la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, es la primer biblioteca de Colombia en usar WorldCat Discovery de OCLC ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 2

(PDF, 4.6 MB)
marzo 2016

Conozca el descubridor de OCLC, el revolucionario proyecto WorldCat Identities, cómo acceder a su cuenta y el nuevo Blog Next. ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 1

(PDF, 517 KB)
julio 2015

Publicación trimestral sobre novedades, consejos y noticias de los servicios que ofrece OCLC a nuestros miembros.


OCLC Annual Report

The OCLC Annual Report describes the cooperative’s activities and accomplishments throughout the preceding fiscal year. It includes snapshots of member libraries worldwide, the President’s message to the cooperative, information about the Board of Trustees and various management groups, condensed financial statements and other information that gives a broad perspective of the organization.

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OCLC Financial Statements

OCLC financial statements provide consolidated balance sheets and related statements of revenues, expenses, corporate equity and cash flow.

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OCLC membership reports

OCLC membership reports communicate the findings and results of OCLC surveys, market research, environmental scans and technology initiatives. These in-depth studies and topical surveys will help you understand the issues and trends that affect librarianship.

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OCLC Research publications

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