OCLC Abstracts

05 August 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 31  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Explore cookbooks and more from libraries around the world with new Cookbook Finder app

New from OCLC Research, Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. More »


The State of Digital Content

In light of the increasing popularity of digital devices, video and social networks, how has digital content readership changed? To answer that question, Uberflip researched key usage data from February 2010 through February 2013 using Google Analytics and Uberflip Metrics then created an infographic. More »


The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities

Join us in person on 18 September at Johns Hopkins University (or virtually via live-streaming video) as we explore the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives. More »

OCLC Europe, the Middle East and Africa Regional Council Meeting will be held in South Africa in February 2014

Charles Leadbeater, a leading authority on innovation and creativity, will be the keynote speaker for the first meeting held in Africa.

The theme, “Library Community in Action: advancing knowledge, cooperation and innovation,” will address the importance of community—exploring how a cooperative approach can make a difference and what greater collaboration between libraries can really offer in the context of sharing and innovation.  More »

Upcoming Events

14 August 2013

Real Transcripts/Real Analysis: building blocks for online reference assessment and improvement

In this webinar, Cynthia Johnson and Caitlin Plovnik of University of California, Irvine, will use actual chat transcripts (anonymized) to demonstrate “good” and “great” examples of how librarians ask open-ended questions and engage with their online patrons to provide the best possible service and answers in the virtual reference environment.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


21 August 2013

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and 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: 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Bathurst Library
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATNBC

Staatliche Studienakademie Breitenbrunn
Breitenbrunn, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEBRE

Institut de hautes études en administration publique
Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHDAP

Chaparral Elementary
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDCHA

Goldfields Libraries
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATVNC

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Unique visitors to WorldCat.org in FY2013 (1 July 2012 – 30 June 2013).


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