OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide.
OCLC negotiates access to critical content on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most popular resources. The following are some of the new publishers that have signed agreements with OCLC since January 2013:
- 123Doc Education, based in London, UK, is a universal e-book supplier in the academic field (through 123library.org) and provides access to a database of thousands of medical exam preparation questions (123doc.com).
- CAIRN, based in Paris, France, is the collaboration of four publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès) that support the publication and distribution of over 330 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
- CSIC, based in Madrid, Spain, will offer metadata for the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC database.
- Equinox Publishing, based in Sheffield, UK, publishes textbooks, anthologies, monographs and reference books in the areas of archaeology, linguistics, cultural history, religious studies, theology, biblical studies, cookery and popular music.
- The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, based in Hilversum, the Netherlands, has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. The collection contains more than 750,000 hours of television, radio, music and film from 1898 to today.
- Spandidos Publications, based in Athens, Greece and London, UK, is a leading journal publisher in oncology and the biomedical sciences field.
- Walter de Gruyter, based in Berlin, Germany, is a leading international publisher in the humanities and natural sciences. The scope of its publishing program includes theology and philosophy, biology and chemistry, linguistics and literature, mathematics and physics, history and archaeology, as well as law and medicine.