OCLC Abstracts

24 March 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 12  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Introducing the world’s first cooperatively managed knowledge base

OCLC introduces cooperative data management of the WorldCat knowledge base with additional enhancements planned over the coming months. More »


Break grammar rules on websites
for clarity

Web writing differs from print writing to emphasize scannability. Some grammar rules are worth breaking
if they improve fast comprehension. More »


Planning for your library’s future

Join OCLC beginning 3 April 2014 for a four-part webinar series to see how we are using partnerships with over 300 organizations and cooperation among our members to help libraries be more visible, save time and money by streamlining workflows, and increase library staff efficiency and satisfaction. More »

Watch “Regional Print Management: Right-Scaling Solutions Symposium” live online 27–28 March 2014

Library managers, collection development officers, consortium administrators and others interested in shared print who are unable to attend this symposium in person are invited to participate live online. More »

Upcoming Events

2 April 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.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


8 April 2014

Computers In Libraries 2014

Please join us for an OCLC Update Breakfast. Register online!

Venue: Hilton Washington, Cabinet Room

Time: 07:30 AM–08:30 AM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Goethe-Institut Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
OCLC symbol: THGBK

Comune di Fondor Biblioteca
Trento, Italy
OCLC symbol: ITFNT

Prospect Elementary
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPRO


Number of visits to WorldCat.org from 2005 through
23 March 2014.


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 »