OCLC Abstracts

14 July 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 28  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Register for OCLC events at IFLA 2014

Your OCLC cooperative has organized a series of presentations open to all IFLA registrants.Online registration for these sessions is now open. More »


Primary Research Group releases Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014–15 Edition

This report looks at key benchmarks in areas such as spending for books and e-books, deployment and pay rates for student workers, database licensing practices, and use of tablet computers, cloud computing and other new technologies. More »

IMLS Logo png

IMLS awards grant to OCLC to strengthen early learning activities in libraries

The new grant will fund an 18-month project in five states to help guide public libraries in offering programs that will build critical literacy skills for young children. More »

Upcoming Events

17 July 2014

VIAF API Workshop

Join us at this online workshop to learn more about how you can put the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) API to work at your library.

Venue: Webinar

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


13 August 2014

Making the most of WorldCat Discovery

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

Venue: Webinar

Time: 03:30 PM–04:30 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Médiathèque Valais St. Maurice
St. Maurice, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHMVR

Geological Survey and Mines Department, Ministry of Natural Resources & Energy
Mbabane, Swaziland
OCLC symbol: SZGSM

NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association
Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATANN


Number of records in The Virtual International Authority File, which combines multiple name authority files from 19 countries into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service.


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 »