OCLC Abstracts

19 May 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 20  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Save the date! OCLC Symposium at ALA: “The Internet of Things: Coming Soon to Everywhere”

Join us June 27 from 1-3 p.m. (PST) to hear Daniel Obodovski, author of theThe Silent Intelligence, talk about the Internet of Things. We’ll discuss what the future of smart, connected machines might mean for consumers, businesses and libraries. More »


Disruptor, Distracter, or What? A Policymaker’s Guide to MOOCs

This paper clarifies the debate around the purpose and potential of Massive Open Online Courses and argues that MOOCs are neither a panacea nor a passing fad. Instead they can serve as a tool for enhancing higher education and career training if properly deployed. More »


Watch “Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library”

This event at Brandeis University helped define the practice of assessment and identified tools for reaching assessment goals in your library. More »

Upcoming Events

02 June 2014

The Evolution of Linked Data

Join OCLC’s Ted Fons, Corey Harper of New York University, and Phil Schreur of Stanford University as they trace the evolution of linked data technology over the years, and demonstrate practical applications of the latest linked data technologies being utilized in libraries today.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


22 May 2014

Planning your future: A discovery demonstration for library leaders

You’ll learn how you can tailor OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services to meet your institution’s goals and your user’s needs.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
OCLC symbol: VNGIH

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana
Winneba, Ghana
OCLC symbol: GHCAR

FCI Dublin
Dublin, California, USA
OCLC symbol: CAFCI

The Joint Library
London, United Kingdom
OCLC symbol: UKIIJ


Number of e-book records listings 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 »