OCLC Abstracts

12 May 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 19  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Reminder: Access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends May 19

Access to the WorldCat Resource Sharing service will end on Monday, May 19. On that date, the Resource Sharing tab will no longer display in the FirstSearch interface and all interlibrary loan activity on your resource sharing subscription must be done in WorldShare ILL. More »


The hottest innovation trends

  1. The “sharing economy” is unstoppable
  2. Crowdsourcing will continue to gain clout
  3. Open innovation is going mainstream

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Outside the Box deadline May 15

Twenty U.S. public libraries and community partners will be selected for this program, developed by Redbox and managed by OCLC, that brings people together for free entertainment events in their local communities. Learn more and apply for the program »

Upcoming Events

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]


28 May 2014

Getting Answers: OCLC WorldShare Management Services Online Chat

Chat with the OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) team as well as colleagues from libraries currently using WMS about the challenges you have with managing your library.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Library Network of Western Switzerland-Rero
Martigny, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHRRO

International Islamic University Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
OCLC symbol: MYIIU

Prairie View Elementary
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPVE

Wanganui District Library
Whanganui, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZPWA


Location listings in WorldCat for library materials.


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 »