OCLC Abstracts

28 July 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 30  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Drew Bordas named OCLC Vice President of Management and Customer Operations

Drew will be responsible for OCLC’s Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions. He will lead an effort to sharpen OCLC’s focus on member support by joining customer-facing teams with strong process and consulting skills. More »


Icon usability

A user’s understanding of an icon is based on previous experience. Due to the absence of a standard usage for most icons, text labels are necessary to communicate meaning and reduce ambiguity, according to the latest research from the Nielsen Norman Group, a leading organization in the user experience field. More »


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 »

Tips for implementing shared print arrangements featured in Regional Print Management Symposium videos

These videos will be of interest to library managers, collection development officers, consortium administrators and others interested in shared print management strategies. During the symposium, library leaders who were actively implementing shared print arrangements shared their experiences. The event was hosted on 27-28 March by OCLC Research, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and The Ohio State University Libraries. More »

Upcoming Events

12 August 2014

WorldShare ILL: Chat with the OCLC Team

This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4]


12 August 2014

Managing your E-content life cycle:  A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

See how your library can simplify workflows and improve access to e-resources.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Bibliotheksverbund Graubünden
Karlihofplatz, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBGA

Shaqra University
Shaqra, Saudi Arabia
OCLC symbol: SASHA

Netzwerk von Bibliotheken und Informationsstellen in der Schweiz
Zurich, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBIS


Number of holdings in WorldCat for library materials.


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 »