New Web service available for OCLC Policies Directory

The Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory Web service joins a growing list of 17 Web services and APIs in production and available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform, where 10 more experimental services are also available.

The new Web service is the machine-to-machine equivalent of the OCLC Policies Directory, a reference resource for Interlibrary loan (ILL) librarians that denotes lending and copying policies for more than 10,000 WorldCat Resource Sharing—soon to be WorldShare ILL—libraries. The Web service enables developers to use the data in the Policies Directory more efficiently, and build additional customizations to help local staff process requests more effectively.

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5 big trends from CES 2013

  • Ultra high-definition TVs. UHDTV is what lies beyond full HD resolution, doubling the pixel count in both directions to 3,840 x 2,160, or four times the pixels in a 1080p signal.
  • Mobile everywhere. Cellphones are huge, duh. But how well do they connect with your TV or car or home? In 2012, not so great. In 2013, hundreds of companies will be looking to change that.
  • Bluetooth speakers, lightning connectors and soundbars. Expect dozens more wireless speakers, wired docks and sleeker soundbars.
  • Sensors and new interfaces. Got sensors? If not, you're probably not a gadget that matters.
  • More unique gadgets. Look for bolder, more notable product launches rather than incremental upgrades in predictable categories.

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES and WorldCat Local sites now available in Italian

The popular discovery sites for Web searchers now support a new interface language: Italian. The Italian language interface joins the other eight that are currently available: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

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OCLC events at ALA Midwinter 2013
January 25–29, 2013

Register online today for 13 key membership events, including the OCLC Update Breakfast and the OCLC Americas Regional Council Annual Member Meeting and Symposium, which are open to all ALA Midwinter Meeting registrants. Also, stop by OCLC booth 1917 to see demonstrations of WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat Local, cataloging, resource sharing and digital collection management.


OCLC member libraries around the world:

Landesinstitut für Schulentwicklung
Stuttgart, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEHDX

Hochschule Esslingen, Göppingen campus
Göppingen, Germany
OCLC symbol: DESGP

Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville
Evansville, Indiana, USA
OCLC symbol: XXWEV

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