OCLC Abstracts

03 March 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 9  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Genealogists can now find FamilySearch, WorldCat records through both resources

More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, and links to WorldCat are now available on FamilySearch.org. More »

Source: Pew Research Center surveys, 1995-2014

New report from the Pew Research Center: “The Web at 25”

The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this month, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87 percent now use the Internet, up from 14 percent in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family. This report is the first part of a sustained effort through 2014 by the Pew Research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. More »


Attend the “Regional Print Management: Right-scaling Solutions” symposium

OCLC Research, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and The Ohio State University Libraries are hosting this symposium 27–28 March 2014 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio, to broaden community conversation about regional print management strategies. Library managers, collection development officers, consortium administrators and others interested in shared print are invited and encouraged to attend. More »

Upcoming Events

20 March 2014

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team

This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:30 PM–02:30 AM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


25 March 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. You'll walk away understanding what the new suite is, what it does and how it helps your library. Join us to find out what to do now, to prepare for the new service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Joplin Elementary
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDJOP

Eagle Elementary School of the Arts
Eagle, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDEAG

Society of Australian Genealogists
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATSGN

Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBBA

Capital & Coast District Health Board
Wellington South, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZPOM


Number of e-book records in WorldCat.


WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every second, WorldCat contains bibliographic records and holdings contributed by more than 11,000 libraries around the world. Learn more »