OCLC Abstracts

16 June 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 24  /  ISSN 1932-4847


University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with WMS

As the first ARL library to go live with WorldShare Management Services, the University of Delaware Library worked with OCLC to ensure the new services have the features and functionality required to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff at a large research institution. More »


comScore presentation on ‘Captivating the consumer in a digital world’

Americans now spend nearly twice as much time with digital media as they did three years ago. comScore Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, Gian Fulgoni, recently presentated on marketing to today’s consumer. Topics covered included the new path to purchase, mobile and multi-platform trends, TV, video and digital advertising. More »


Register for ‘The Power of Shared Data: What’s New and What’s Next?’ at ALA Annual’

Join OCLC's Ted Fons and Richard Wallis on June 28 as they explore new ways to think about library metadata and exposing it on the Web. They will describe the landscape of library management systems, exposure through library catalogs on the Web, and opportunities for improved data quality and discovery experience brought by entity-based architecture and linked data. More »

Upcoming Events

24 June 2014

Community College Library Leaders: Live demonstration of WorldShare Management Services

During this one-hour, live online demonstration, you’ll learn how OCLC WorldShare Management Services can help you manage your entire community college library in today’s changing information environment, as well as save time for library staff and users.

Venue: Webinar

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


09 July 2014

Making the most of WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Summerwind STEM Academy
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDSUM

Yarra Libraries
Yarra, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: YAMRL

Médiathèque Valais-Martigny
Martigny, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMVM

Haute École Pédagogique BEJUNE
Porrentruy, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHEPB

Hamilton City Libraries
Hamilton, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZHPC


Number of visits to WorldCat.org from 2005 through
9 June 2014.


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 »