OCLC Abstracts

14 April 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 15  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Global, Regional Council election results

At the OCLC Global Council meeting, held April 10–12 in Dublin, Ohio, USA, the Global Council elected two new members to the OCLC Board of Trustees and a Vice President/President-Elect of Global Council for 2014–2015, and announced delegate election results from OCLC regions around the world. More »


A new trend from trendwatching.com

The April 2014 Trend Briefing asks what an Internet of Things that truly serves people look like. One answer: the Internet of Caring Things, a network of connected objects brought to life by a clear mission–to protect and assist consumers in their daily lives. More »

Applications now being accepted for U.S. public libraries to host ‘Outside the Box’ community events

Developed and funded by Redbox and managed by OCLC, Outside the Box is an innovative program that brings people together for free, fun entertainment events in their local communities. When people connect, communities benefit—and as trusted community anchors, public libraries are central to Outside the Box efforts.

This year, up to 20 U.S. communities will be selected to participate in Outside the Box, with the local public library driving community brainstorming and planning sessions and hosting events. The program has opened its application process to all interested U.S. public libraries. The application will be open through May 15. Learn more and apply for the program »

Upcoming Events

17 April 2014

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

This webinar features, Andrea Lhotka, Librarian, at the Sedona Public Library. Andrea will talk about how her library managed its transition to WorldShare ILL and the benefits of making this change.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:30 PM–03:30 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


8 May 2014

Reference Services: Tried, True, and New

This WebJunction webinar will explore both traditional and emerging approaches to library reference, addressing changing patron needs and with varied information resources and formats.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Logos Evangelical Seminary
Taipei City, Taiwan
OCLC symbol: TWLES

Harvard Film Archive
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
OCLC symbol: HLSFA

Kumasi Polytechnic
Kusami, Ghana
OCLC symbol: GHKPO

Lake Hazel Elementary
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDLHE


Number of dissertation and theses records in WorldCat, including 2,781,365 digital dissertations and theses.


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 »