OCLC Abstracts

22 July 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 29  /  ISSN 1932-4847


14 libraries in Australia now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

These libraries join more than 120 libraries worldwide using the cloud-based library management services that simplify operations, streamline workflows, offer new opportunities for collaboration, and provide a powerful discovery and delivery service for library users. More »


Primary Research Group publishes International Survey of Academic Library Data Curation Practices

The study looks at how major universities are assisting faculty in developing data curation and management plans for large scale data projects, largely in the sciences and social sciences, often as pre-conditions for major grants. More »


Tiers for Fears report offers streamlined approach for sharing special collections

Written by OCLC Research Program Officer Dennis Massie, this new report presents strategies for providing efficient and affordable interlending of actual physical items from special collections for research purposes, as well as advice on determining if a loan is the most appropriate way to fulfill a particular request. More »

ILLiad software version 8.4 now available

This new version includes changes to overdues processing, enhancements related to the release of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, improved Article Exchange workflows, a new IFM-related add-on and new Web services. More »

Upcoming Events

25 July 2013

Setup, management of OCLC Services accounts for access to WorldShare ILL

This webinar will provide the information you need to create and manage new OCLC Services user accounts required to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


31 July 2013

Best of Show 2013: An OCLC Virtual Conference

These free online sessions are live encore presentations of OCLC’s best 2013 Web sessions and in-person conferences and meetings so far this year.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM – 03:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

New York University Shanghai
Shanghai, China
OCLC symbol: NSHNG

Biblioteca Nacional del Perú
Lima, Perú
OCLC symbol: CASMC

Copyright Clearance Center Library
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
OCLC symbol: MACYL

Killie Campbell Africana Library
Durban, South Africa
OCLC symbol: ZAKCL

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Number of visits to WorldCat.org through June 2013.


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