OCLC Abstracts

21 July 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 29  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium

Anet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, will add some 2 million records to WorldCat. It is the first library consortium from Belgium to load records into WorldCat. More »


Facebook ads that tell a brand story beat traditional performance ads

A new study shows that a sequential storytelling social media campaign can outperform a typical ad campaign in which each ad is designed to generate an immediate conversion. More »

Webinar recording and slides now available for 'Evaluating Online Behaviors: A Visitors and Residents Approach'

This webinar demonstrates how the new Visitors and Residents infoKit can be used to evaluate online behaviors and address various ways of evaluating user engagement. The infoKit contains the findings and outputs from the Jisc-funded study to investigate the theory of digital visitors and residents. The goal of the study was to obtain a better understanding of what motivates individuals to use particular technologies or spaces when engaging with the information environment, and also to increase understanding of how learners engage with the Web and how educational services and systems can attract and sustain a possible new group of lifelong learners. More »

Upcoming Events

31 July 2014

Reducing redundancy with WorldShare Management Services

You’ll learn how WorldShare Management Services makes workflows more efficient—creating 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]


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.

Bibliotheksnetz ABN
Aarau, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHABN

Pontifical North American College
Vatican City State
OCLC symbol: VCPNA

International Theological Seminary
El Monte, California, USA
OCLC symbol: ITSLA


Number of bibliographic records 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 »