OCLC Abstracts

28 April 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 17  /  ISSN 1932-4847


IFLA selects Columbus for 2016 World Library and Information Congress

The international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector will be held 11–18 August 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More »


What’s a library visit worth?

£1,359 per person per year, according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department of Culture, Media & Sport. The study found a significant association between frequent library use and reported well-being. More »


OCLC releases WorldCat Works

OCLC has made 197 million bibliographic work descriptions—WorldCat Works—available as linked data, a format native to the Web that will improve discovery of library collections through a variety of popular sites and Web services. More »

Upcoming Events

8 May 2014

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

This webinar will provide information to support your library’s transition from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare ILL by May 19, 2014 and features two librarians who will talk about how their libraries managed the transition.

Venue: Webinar

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


15 May 2014

Exploring changes in user engagement

During this webinar, you will hear from OCLC Research about the shifting changes in library user engagement and ideas for positioning your library for tomorrow’s users. You will also learn strategies to place the library within the workflows of students and faculty.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Riponne
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBCR

Ririe Middle School
Ririe, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDRMS

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
OCLC symbol: MYUML

Twin Lakes Elementary
Rathdrum, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDTLE


Number of records in The Virtual International Authority File, which combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service.


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 »