OCLC Abstracts

20 January 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 3  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Register for OCLC events at Midwinter

OCLC events are open to all ALA Midwinter registrants.

  • Symposium: “The Hope and Hype of MOOCs”
  • OCLC Update Breakfast
  • OCLC Research Update

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More alike: Boomer & Millennial behaviors

Conventional wisdom says that Millennials (18–32-year-olds) and Boomers (49–67-year-olds) are more different than alike. But a new study shows that while there are certainly differences, there are also some significant similarities between the two groups. More »


16 academic libraries in New Mexico to take library management to the cloud

Rebecca Lubas, University of New Mexico, said OCLC WorldShare Management Services offer an environment that will make it possible for the library management system to grow along with the LIBROS consortium. More »

Upcoming Events

24 January 2014

LibHack Hackathon

Join us at LibHack, the ALA Midwinter hackathon presented by the Library Code Year Interest Group.

Venue: University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Center

Time: 09:30 AM–05:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


24 January 2014

Getting ready for OCLC WorldShare ILL: Tools and Tips

This pre-ALA, no-charge workshop will provide information to help you begin using the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service before access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends in May 2014.

Venue: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Time: 12:00 PM–02:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


24 January 2014

Hype and Hope of MOOCs

MCLS and the University of Michigan will host a viewing party for the OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter, in both in-person and virtual formats. The event includes a moderated discussion following the symposium.

Venue: Graduate Library Lab, University of Michigan

Time: 01:00 PM–04:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHSH

Heritage Community Unit School District #8
Homer, Illinois, USA
OCLC symbol: HRTGE

Tasman District Libraries
Richmond, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NTASP

Whitford Library
Hillarys, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATWWH

NIWA Library
Wellington, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZWWA

Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
St. Martin, Guernsey, Channel Islands
OCLC symbol: UKPEH


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