OCLC Abstracts

07 July 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 27  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Now online: The Hope and Hype of MOOCs

The cover story in NextSpace #23 explores MOOCs and whether they represent a sea change for both public and academic libraries or are just a new twist on the distance learning profession. This issue also looks at regional-scale cooperative print management and how public libraries are learning the art of placemaking. More »


Mobile video views soaring

The first-quarter 2014 Global Video Index from video tech company Ooyala found that 21 percent of all online video viewing worldwide took place on smartphones or tablets. Two years ago, the first quarter number was 3.4 percent, meaning mobile video usage is up 532 percent. More »


Celebrating librarianship: six librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC

OCLC supports a series of annual awards, scholarships and fellowships for those beginning their library careers and for established library leaders who excel in their profession. Learn more about the 2014 awardees, who were honored at ALA Annual, in a special video tribute. More »

Upcoming Events

09 July 2014

Making the Most of WorldCat Discovery

Come see the latest enhancements to WorldCat Discovery Services, available to all FirstSearch subscribers as part of existing subscriptions.

Venue: Webinar

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


15 July 2014

Evaluating Online Behaviors: A Visitors and Residents Approach

Attend this webinar for a demonstration of how the Evaluating Digital Services infoKit can be used to evaluate online behaviors and address various ways of evaluating user engagement.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Le Bureau de l’égalité hommes-femmes et de la famille
Fribourg, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBFF

Museum of Transport and Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZMAW

Hauraki District Libraries
Paeroao, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZHAU


Number of records in WorldCat Identities, which contains a summary page for every name in WorldCat.


WorldCat is a set of databases that together comprise the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. WorldCat data is contributed, maintained and shared by libraries around the world. It is managed and enhanced by OCLC. Learn more »