Note: The next issue of OCLC Abstracts will be 7 January 2013.


High Point University is committed to the success of every student. OCLC would like to recognize the staff and volunteers of the High Point University Libraries. They are vital contributors to that success, exploring new and innovative approaches to serving every student, researcher and faculty member. As part of the growing OCLC WorldShare Management Services user community, High Point University Libraries are also sharing their success with others.

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Social networking popular across the globe

Arab publics most likely to express political views online

Key findings from a 21-nation survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project:

  • Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed
  • Cell phones have become nearly ubiquitous throughout much of the world
  • Most smartphone users visit social networking sites on their phone, while many get job, consumer and political information
  • 67 percent of social networkers say they use these sites to share opinions about music and movies
  • Expressing opinions about politics, community issues and religion is particularly common in the Arab world.

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Creating a culture of library advocacy

A case study from Geek the Library: Manatee County Public Library

Youth Services Librarian Stacy Reyer and the staff at all six branches have successfully elevated the Manatee County Public Library in the minds of community members—and helped the library become a topic of conversation with the Geek the Library awareness campaign.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 2:00 Eastern
The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae

A webinar exploring how libraries and community organizations can become innovative partners and collaborators, mixing resources, programs, personnel or funding.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 1:00 Eastern
Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community

A webinar exploring how to grow and sustain innovation in libraries and in communities.


OCLC member libraries around the world:

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrechtart
Heidelberg, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEHDX

Paramount Elementary School
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPAR

Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEAGA

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEABL

Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
OCLC symbol: XXWIL

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Print Management at “Mega-scale”: A Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America

This report provides insight into the characteristics of a network of regionally consolidated print collections, key relationships across these collections, and their implications for systemwide issues such as information access, mass digitization, resource sharing and preservation of library resources.

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