OCLC Abstracts

09 June 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 23  /  ISSN 1932-4847


OCLC Research publishes The Evolving Scholarly Record

The new report provides a framework to help cultivate the shared understanding and relationships needed to identify, collect and make accessible the range of materials in the evolving scholarly record. More »


“Driving With Data: A Roadmap for Evidence-based Decision Making in Academic Libraries”

In this briefing, Ithaka S+R Managing Director Deanna Marcum and Program Director Roger Schonfeld suggest an approach where library leaders start not with the data that are easy to gather, but with the problems they are trying to solve. More »


Register online for the OCLC Symposium at ALA Annual: “The Internet of Things: Coming Soon to Everywhere”

The symposium features Daniel Obodovski, author of The Silent Intelligence, and will focus on what the future of smart, connected machines might mean for consumers, businesses and libraries. The symposium is one of 13 key OCLC membership events during the conference open to all ALA Annual registrants. More »

Upcoming Events

12 June 2014

Going beyond Google

It’s a question librarians are asked constantly: Why do people need us when they have Google and other public search tools? In this month’s episode of American Libraries Live—a free, streaming video broadcast that features a panel of library industry experts—we’ll talk about our value as experts, what it means and how we can effectively convey it to the public.

Venue: Webinar

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


17 June 2014

Reducing redundancy for community college libraries

During this live, one-hour Web session, you’ll learn how you can reduce redundancy for your library staff, making their workflows more efficient, and allowing them more time to focus on students and faculty as well as important projects in your library.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Whitford Library
Hillarys, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATWWH

Division de l’information scientifique, Université de Genève
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHGNV

Ecole d’arts appliqués La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHSA

Wanganui District Library
Wanganui, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZPWA


Number of library holdings in the WorldCat knowledge base.


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 »