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We are no longer publishing the bi-monthly newsletter, eNews. This is now an archive of previous editions. We will still keep you informed of OCLC developments in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region through various other communication channels.

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2015 Issues

eNews Issue 46 (June 2015)

  • OCLC's work with library linked data detailed in new book
  • Worldwide publisher agreements signed
  • Basque libraries add collections to WorldCat

eNews Issue 45 (April 2015)

  • John Cabot University select WMS
  • Radboud University choose WorldShare e-Services
  • Global Council Election Results announced

eNews Issue 44 (February 2015)

  • Reflections on EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2015
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal chooses WMS
  • OCLC acquires Sustainable Collection Services

2013 Issues

eNews Issue 37 (December 2013)

  • Watch videos from the OCLC Global Council Meeting,
  • Webcast Implementing Change: Realising the results of collaborating in the cloud

eNews Issue 36 (October 2013)

  • Release of new E-Resource Challenge report
  • Agreement with Plum Analytics

eNews Issue 35 (August 2013)

  • EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2014
  • More libraries worldwide select WMS

eNews Issue 34  (June 2013)

  • New President and CEO
  • WorldCat database reaches 2 billion holdings
  • First UK institution to implement WMS

eNews Issue 33 (April 2013)

  • New WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service
  • OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting review
  • Bookmark Your Library goes live!

eNews Issue 32 (February 2013)

  • Tilburg University moves library workflows to the cloud with OCLC
  • RLUK libraries pilot new solution for eResources
  • More eBook content added to WorldCat

2014 Issues

eNews Issue 43 (December 2014)

  • RLUK and OCLC expand partnership
  • TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

eNews Issue 42 (October 2014)

  • OCLC announce David Weinberger as keynote at EMEARC
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects WMS
  • Creating Library Impact - New Report from OCLC EMEA

eNews Issue 41 (August 2014)

  • OCLC EMEA launches new e-Services package
  • New reports on Optimizing Library ROI and reconsidering Ranganathan's Law available

eNews Issue 40 (June 2014)

  • University of Delaware becomes first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WMS
  • OCLC publish new report on Education, Learning and Libraries

eNews Issue 39 (April 2014)

  • Danish library collections now discoverable worldwide in real time
  • OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently

eNews Issue 38 (February 2014)

  • New agreement with UKB consortium
  • First two academic library groups choose WMS

2012 Issues

eNews Issue 31 (December 2012)

eNews Issue 30 (October 2012)

eNews Issue 29 (August 2012)

eNews Issue 28 (June 2012)

eNews Issue 27 (April 2012)

eNews Issue 26 (February 2012)

2011 issues

eNews Issue 25 (December 2011)

  • OCLC introduces OCLC WorldShare™
  • EMEA Regional Council Meeting – News Update
  • OCLC's WorldCat Local in South African libraries

eNews Issue 24 (October 2011)

  • OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2012 registration opens
  • Global Council Election 2012 Call for Nominations Announced
  • More databases and collections added to WorldCat Local

eNews Issue 23 (August 2011)

  • Programme and keynotes announced for third EMEA Regional Council Meeting
  • Strength in numbers: Going local, global, and mobile with Dewey
  • OCLC Research and RLUK to survey special collections and archives

eNews Issue 22 (June 2011)

  • Growth in Spanish WorldCat Local adoption
  • Tilburg University selects OCLC's Web-scale Management and Discovery Services
  • DDC23 is here!

eNews Issue 21 (April 2011)

  • OCLC EMEA Regional Council 2011: Summary and highlights
  • Development of UK public library catalogue progresses to next stage
  • Interview with Joan Mitchell: an inside peek at the DDC 23 release

eNews Issue 20 (February 2011)

  • OCLC and The Combined Regions announce plans to launch Web-based public library national union catalogue in UK
  • Last chance to attend the EMEA Regional Council meeting 2011
  • OCLC EMEA Delegates to Global Council – Election Underway

2010 issues

eNews Issue 19 (December 2010)

  • BIBSYS selects OCLC's Web-scale Management Services
  • Registration for the EMEA Regional Council Meeting is now open
  • WorldCat Local – gateway to over 700 million electronic, digital and print items

eNews Issue 18 (October 2010)

  • York St John University implements WorldCat Local
  • Web scale Management services to be rolled out globally
  • Looking forward – OCLC at Online Information 2010

eNews Issue 17 (August 2010)

  • OCLC on the road in the UK and Ireland
  • EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2011 - Save the Date!
  • Web-scale library management services available

eNews Issue 16 (June 2010)

  • OCLC researchers partner JISC report
  • OCLC launches Innovation Lab
  • National Library of China’s collections in WorldCat

eNews Issue 15 (April 2010)

  • WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities Draft for Community Review
  • Great beginning for EMEA Regional Council
  • OCLC Developer Network participation in European events

eNews Issue 14 (February 2010)

  • OCLC’s first EMEA Regional Council Meeting
  • RERO agrees to add 4.8 million records to WorldCat from network of libraries in Western Switzerland
  • Pilot libraries, advisory group continue work with OCLC staff on development of Web-scale Management Services

2009 issues

eNews Issue 13 (December 2009)

  • First OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting Announced
  • OCLC makes OAIster records available through WorldCat.org
  • WorldCat Local single-search access expands with metasearch functionality

eNews Issue 12 (October 2009)

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council call for nominations
  • ABES to add French Sudoc records to WorldCat
  • Council convened to develop new WorldCat Record Use Policy

eNews Issue 11 (August 2009)

  • OCLC announce agreements in Europe to extend coverage in WorldCat
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council date announced
  • Single-search access to OCLC electronic resources

eNews Issue 10 (June 2009)

  • Scottish Culture Minister launches AskScotland virtual reference service
  • New benefits for OLIB customers
  • Why now could be the most appropriate time for public libraries to build their eContent collections?

eNews Issue 9 (April 2009)

  • Librarians give the best answers according to Yahoo! Answers
  • More content and a new platform announced for OCLC FirstSearch
  • OCLC and EBSCO partnership announced

eNews Issue 8 (February 2009)

  • National participation in WorldCat agreed in Denmark
  • OCLC announced as the main sponsor of JISC Conference 2009
  • Review Board named for Shared Data Creation and Stewardship

2008 issues

eNews Issue 7 (December 2008)

  • Survey points to high growth in eBooks over the next year
  • OCLC to supply new Swiss metadata hub with discovery tool
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France to add records to WorldCat

eNews Issue 6 (October 2008)

  • OCLC Acquires Amlib
  • The changing landscape of eContent – Have your say and win a Sony Reader
  • Tender for Swiss union catalogue placed with OCLC

eNews Issue 5 (August 2008)

  • NetLibrary announces new publisher agreements and subject sets
  • CONTENTdm supports South African journal archive
  • WorldCat real-time synchronisation with Dutch union catalogue

eNews Issue 4 (June 2008)

  • OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitised books to WorldCat
  • Annual OLIB User Group Conference preview
  • OCLC announces a new end user service, TouchPoint

eNews Issue 3 (April 2008)

  • The debate on the future of libraries at OCLC sponsored JISC Conference
  • Article records from British Library now in WorldCat.org
  • The launch of a new OCLC Polish selection service

eNews Issue 2 (February 2008)

  • OCLC and CILIP to co-host digital library event
  • First group catalogue and WorldCat synchronised
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde extends OLIB

2007 issues

eNews Issue 1 (December 2007)

  • The new OCLC
  • WHELF launches eBooks service
  • OLIB Product Update

Newsletter Issue 8 (October 2007)

  • OCLC and OCLC PICA form one global organisation
  • The OCLC symposium comes to Online Information 2007
  • Oxford University Computing Services selects CONTENTdm

Newsletter Issue 7 (August 2007)

  • OCLC acquires remaining shares of OCLC PICA
  • WC Local service coming soon
  • National Library of Australia load records in WorldCat
  • UnityUK data improvement programme to be rolled out

Newsletter Issue 6 (June 2007)

  • Polish academic libraries choose WorldCat and FirstSearch
  • Board launches governance review
  • Rotterdam City Council live with OLIB
  • New databases available on FirstSearch

Newsletter Issue 5 (April 2007)

  • Organisational update to better reflect customers' needs globally and locally
  • OCLC PICA extends resource sharing in Canada
  • Dutch public libraries launch national ILL service for end users
  • British health libraries raise holdings visibility with OLIB

Newsletter Issue 4 (February 2007)

  • National Library of Wales acquires NetLibrary eBooks
  • MFA Digital Library launches in Spring with OLIB
  • Robin Murray shares vision of future library service

2006 issues

Newsletter Issue 3 (December 2006)

  • 'Enquire' online reference service moves into a new phase
  • OLIB 7.6.1 released
  • WC expands with the addition of BSZ

Newsletter Issue 2 (October 2006)

  • First Australian state-wide ILL system with end-user requesting: VicLink
  • Bibsys libraries go live with OCLC PICA portal
  • New QuestionPoint reference service at Bavarian State Library

Newsletter Issue 1 (August 2006)

  • OCLC PICA's new organisational structure and Board of Directors
  • OpenWorldCat International - Bavarian State Library Participation
  • OCLC Members Council Update
  • UnityUK Update

Newsletter March 2006

2005 issues

Newsletter Summer 2005

Newsletter Spring 2005

Newsletter Autumn 2005