OCLC Abstracts

21 April 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 16  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Four weeks to go to finish your transition

On May 19, WorldCat Resource Sharing will be turned off and all interlibrary loan activity must be done on OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Attend our instructor-led session “WorldShare ILL: Start Here,” to prepare and to get started using the new system. More »


Power(ed) readers who read more electronically read more, period

The only thing standing in the way of a good read these days is setting aside the time. More »


OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage
e-book collections more efficiently

A new program enables libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and an account with MyiLibrary, Ingram's online e-content platform for libraries, to request integration of their MyiLibrary e-book holdings information with the WorldCat knowledge base. E-book holdings information will then be populated and updated automatically, with no need for manual work by library staff. More »

Upcoming Events

1 May 2014

Getting started with WorldCat Discovery Services

This meeting will provide an opportunity for you to see WorldCat Discovery.

Venue: Webinar

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


6 May 2014

Partnerships that engage end users now and into the future

During this session, you will learn how and why OCLC partners with more than 300 organizations.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

TAFE Western Library Services
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: AUTAW

Eagle Middle School
Eagle, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDEGM

Ashesi University College
Accra, Ghana
OCLC symbol: GHAUC


Number of records in WorldCat Identities, which contains a summary page for every name in WorldCat, including named persons, organizations and fictitious characters.


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 »