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OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

OCLC partners with global publishers to make content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

DUBLIN, Ohio, 6 January 2016—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

"OCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to libraries' most important and popular resources," said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.

OCLC has agreements in place with more than 200 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements with the following content providers:

  • Adfo Group, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a market leader in the field of marketing and communications publications. Its program includes magazines like Adformatie and Tijdschrift voor Marketing, newsletters and training programs.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), based in New York City, USA, is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment and skills development across all engineering disciplines. ASME seeks to deliver locally relevant engineering resources to advance public safety and quality of life throughout the world.
  • Artstor, based in New York City, USA, provides the Artstor Digital Library of more than 2 million high-quality images for teaching and research, and Shared Shelf multimedia collection management software for institutions to manage, catalog and share their digital media locally or on the Web.
  • Blackstone Audiobooks, based in Ashland, Oregon, USA, is one of the nation's largest independent audiobook publishers, offering over 10,000 unabridged audiobook titles, plus more than 150 new releases each month, including titles from Blackstone, Hachette, HarperCollins, Harlequin Audio, christianaudio and Penguin Random House.
  • Henry Stewart Publications, LLP, based in London, UK, is a leading publisher of peer-reviewed, vocational journals that support employability and career development.
  • Klett-Cotta, based in Stuttgart, Germany, publishes journals and books from a broad range of subject areas such as literature, fantasy, general non-fiction, history, politics, philosophy, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychology and education.
  • ODILO, based in Madrid, Spain, is a leading solution in Europe and Latin America, offering a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management and distribution of library print and digital materials.
  • Schattauer, based in Stuttgart, Germany, publishes in Medicine and Natural Science. The main pillars of the publishing house are its renowned textbook program with over 1,200 available books, ebooks and digital data, and 21 national and international scientific journals.
  • Ulverscroft, based in Leicester, UK, specializes in publishing unabridged large print books and unabridged audiobooks, and supplies these shelf ready copies to public libraries. Ulverscroft also distributes ebooks to public libraries.
  • Wolters Kluwer, based in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
  • Wolters Kluwer Health, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is a leading global provider of information for the healthcare industry and publications in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.

Metadata from some of these publishers will also be made available to users through other OCLC services based on individual agreements. Details about how this metadata may be used in library management workflows will be communicated to OCLC users as the data is available.

By providing metadata and other descriptive content for more than 1.9 billion resources, these partnerships help libraries represent their electronic and physical collections more completely and efficiently. More about WorldCat Discovery Services and OCLC partnerships is on the OCLC website.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

OCLC, WorldCat, and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.


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