OCLC Abstracts

29 July 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 30  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Archive now available for Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1

This July 26 webinar provides information about plans to provide library staff with online resources to respond to increased patron information needs related to the Affordable Care Act. More »


Online video getting more popular

The latest numbers from comScore show that in June 2013, 183 million Americans watched more than 44 billion online content videos; of the U.S. Internet audience, 82.5 percent watched online video. On average, views of general video were 5.3 minutes long. More »


Let’s keep learning

A new video and member story about the Todd Wehr Memorial Library at Viterbo University illustrate the exciting new roles librarians are playing and how OCLC WorldShare Management Services are key to the transformation. More »

Don’t miss the latest online version of NextSpace

The cover story of issue 21, “From community to technology...and back again,” focuses on how libraries are building and contributing to networks—on the Web and off—by exploring the edges of their traditional domains. More »

Upcoming Events

08 August 2013

Where Teens and Technology Meet: engaging teens with digital media

This webinar showcases Howard County Library System’s HiTech Digital Media Lab, where teens develop 21st century skills through hands-on projects and peer-to-peer communications.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


17 August 2013

IFLA General Congress and Assembly 2013

Your OCLC cooperative colleagues have organized a series of presentations open to all IFLA registrants. Registration for OCLC sessions are now open.

Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Spalding Elementary
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDSPA

Gemeindebibliothek Naters
Naters, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBNA

Goethe-Institut Finnland
Helsinki, Finland
OCLC symbol: FIGIH

Gore District Libraries
Gore, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZGOP

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Click-throughs to library services from WorldCat.org through June 2013.


WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every second, WorldCat contains bibliographic records and holdings contributed by more than 11,000 libraries around the world. Learn more »