Fifty additional libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services this year, choosing the Web-based library management services that simplify back-office operations, streamline library workflows, and provide a powerful discovery and delivery service for library users. WorldShare Management Services were released for general availability in July 2011. Today, more than 120 libraries on three continents—Australia, Europe and North America—are using the services.

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Providers of news are focused on increasing digital revenues to replace income due to declines in audiences and advertising. Data in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report reveal consumers have increasing experience making payments and suggest their willingness and expectation to pay for news in digital forms is also rising.

  • The data indicate, on average, 10 percent of people have paid for news in some digital form—about one-third higher than last year.
  • Among those who have never made digital news purchases, willingness to pay for news in the future averages 14 percent overall and rises to 19 percent among heavy news consumers.
  • The primary reason that consumers expect to pay for digital news in the future is declining availability of quality free news.

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Through a year-long cooperative effort between CCC, OCLC and Atlas Systems, this new feature gives academic libraries that use Get It Now the option to pay for article purchases using their IFM account.

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IMLS awards $286,104 to OCLC’s WebJunction to meet demand for health insurance information

The goal is to assure that librarians have the information and connections with local experts needed to connect their patrons to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace when open enrollment begins October 1, 2013.

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Webinar: Libraries, Children and Families—new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading

9 July 2013 | 2–3:00 p.m. (EDT)

A webinar discussing recent Pew research and an IMLS policy report focused on the role and impact of libraries on the lives of early reading development.

Presented by: Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project.


OCLC member libraries around the world:

Hutt City Libraries
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZPSS

Berufsakademie Sachsen - Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden
Dresden, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEDRE

Emmett Middle School
Emmett, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDEMM

Musée monétaire cantonal
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMMC

Maribyrnong Libraries
Footscray, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: MARLS

Geelong Grammar School
Corio, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATVGE

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