OCLC and Gale expand partnership

The two organizations have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform.

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OCLC, FamilySearch sign agreement to combine resources for richer genealogy research experience

Under this new partnership, OCLC will incorporate data from FamilySearch’s catalog of genealogical materials into WorldCat and FamilySearch will use OCLC cataloging services to continue to catalog its collections in WorldCat. FamilySearch also will use the WorldCat Search API to incorporate WorldCat results into search results returned by FamilySearch genealogy services.

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“Collective Insight: Driven By Shared Data”

An OCLC cooperative engagement series, “Collective Insight: Driven By Shared Data,” began with the OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter and will include at least 20 subsequent events—both face-to-face and webinar formats.

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Michael Panzer named Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system

Formerly Assistant Editor, Mr. Panzer is the 10th DDC Editor-in-Chief and the first from outside the United States. He replaces Joan S. Mitchell, who has retired after serving with distinction in the position since 1993.

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MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?

Announced at ALA Midwinter 2013, this meeting on March 18–19 in Philadelphia will feature thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with Massive Open Online Courses, and engage attendees in discussions about strategic opportunities and challenges going forward. Online registration is now open for this free event.

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