OCLC Abstracts

04 August 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 31  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Register today for “At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries”

Join us for an online presentation of OCLC's most recent membership report designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship. See how trends and triggers are reshaping education and lifelong learning—and the opportunities and challenges this shift brings to libraries. We are offering two webinars: 3:30 p.m. ET August 14, and 11:30 a.m. August 15. More »


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Didn’t make it to ALA Annual? View the keynote address from the OCLC Symposium

Daniel Obodovski, author of theThe Silent Intelligence, talked about the Internet of Things. He discussed what the future of smart, connected machines might mean for consumers, businesses and libraries. More »

Upcoming Events

12 August 2014

WorldShare ILL: Chat with the 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]


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.

Bega Valley Genealogy Society
Pambula, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATNBV

University of New Brunswick Fredericton
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
OCLC symbol: UNBCA

Hauraki District Libraries
Paeroa, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: CHBIS


Number of e-book 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 »