OCLC Research updates its popular list of the top 1000 works held by libraries

OCLC Research has updated its "OCLC Top 1000" web site, which lists the works most widely held by OCLC member libraries around the world. In addition to the main list, the site includes thematic sublists, sample cover art, "Find in a Library" links, comparisons to other lists, and data files available for downloading in popular Excel format.

As with the 2004 edition, visitors can view all 1,001 ranked titles or any of a baker's dozen different sublists, including banned books, biography, books made into films, children's books, drama, fiction, librarianship, music, poetry, and others.

Cover art and links to local libraries are available for most titles. Viewers can read about the project, including how the list was developed and key points of interest about the items on the list. A list of runners up provides a peek at works that barely missed the cut.

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OCLC Top 1000

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Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research