OCLC Abstracts

10 February 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 6  /  ISSN 1932-4847

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Digital Humanities: Options for research libraries covered in new essay

The digital humanities (DH) are attracting considerable attention and funding at the same time that this nascent field strives for an identity. Some research libraries are committing significant resources to creating DH centers. But questions about whether such an investment is warranted persist across the cultural heritage community. More »


The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have released this eleventh edition, which describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. More »


Don’t miss the February 14 application deadline for 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellowships

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program provides continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. More »

Upcoming Events

13 February 2014

Who’s Using WorldShare ILL Now? Practical advice from real users

In this webinar, OCLC WorldShare ILL users will share practical advice about completing a successful transition to the new service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


20 February 2014

Getting ready for WorldCat Discovery

Come see the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together, and hear what to do to get ready when the service is available in March. You’ll walk away understanding what the new suite is, what it does and how it helps your library.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 03:00 PM–04:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


11 March 2014

Public Library Association (PLA) Conference 2014

Meet with your OCLC cooperative colleagues at the OCLC booth. Attend our various conference events and presentations.

Venue: Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Tinley Park
Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNTP

California Department of Water Resources
Sacramento California, USA
OCLC symbol: CADWR

Médiathèque Valais - Sion
Sion, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMVS

City of Joondalup Libraries
Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATWJL

Masterton District Library and Wairarapa Archive
Masterton, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZMAP

Tararua District Library
Dannevirke, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZDAP


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