OCLC Abstracts

02 June 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 22  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Field Museum Library live with WMS

The Field Museum Library, which serves staff of the renowned Chicago institution, visiting scholars and the general public, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. Christine Giannoni, Museum Librarian, said WMS is increasing visibility of the library's collections, streamlining library staff workflows and improving the library user experience. More »


The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025

Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology, enhancing our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy and additional tech complexity, according to this report from the Pew Research Center Internet Project. More »


Add social to your summer reading

Take advantage of these fun and easy ways to add a social, online component to your summer reading program. Thanks to participating WorldCat partners, you can quickly enhance your planned program with no extra cost. More »

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05 June 2014

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OCLC member libraries around the world.

Goethe Institut Côte d'Ivoire
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
OCLC symbol: CIGIA

Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHLBC

Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATHOM


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