OCLC Abstracts

05 May 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 18  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Preliminary findings on monitoring “preservation health” of digital repositories summarized in new report

Preservation Health Check: Monitoring Threats to Digital Repository Content suggests standardized preservation metadata can be used to support the day-to-day operational needs of digital repositories. More »


E-mail subject lines: tips to attract readers

Focus on the first 40 characters. Descriptive and well-written subject lines allow recipients to make an informed decision to get more details or move on. More »


Jeff J. Jacobs named Chief Information Officer at OCLC

Jeff comes to OCLC from JPMorgan Chase, where he served as Chief Technology Officer for the digital consumer businesses and oversaw a technology team responsible for infrastructure, development, quality and operations supporting multiple businesses that serve Chase’s 35 million online customers. More »

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OCLC member libraries around the world.

Tribunal cantonal/Bibliothèque
Sion, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHTCV

Post Falls Middle School
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPFM

Universidad de Cundinamarca
Fusagasugá, Colombia
OCLC symbol: COCDM

Ashesi University College
Accra, Ghana
OCLC symbol: GHAUC


Number of bibliographic 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 »