OCLC Abstracts

11 August 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 32  /  ISSN 1932-4847


New libraries going “Outside the Box”

Following a successful pilot project last year, 22 new public libraries are participating in the 2014 Outside the Box program, a community initiative funded by Redbox. Working with OCLC and the Project for Public Spaces, these libraries are bringing their communities together by hosting shared entertainment events that apply placemaking principles. Learn more »


73 percent of Americans have never heard of the Internet of Things

A new survey from SOASTA shows that nearly three out of four Americans admit to being unfamiliar with the Internet of Things. However, when the technology is explained, 67 percent say they are excited about the possibilities. More »


Librarians share stories of WMS efficiencies in new webinar series

Register for “New Ways Libraries Are Efficiently Managing Cataloging and E-resources Workflows” and learn from fellow librarians about the transformative workflows made possible with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). More »

Last chance to register for OCLC events at IFLA 2014

Upcoming Events

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]


  14 and 15 August 2014

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

Cathy De Rosa, Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing, will present OCLC's most recent membership report, At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 03:30 PM–04:30 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4] 14 August
11:30 AM–12:30 PM U.S. EDT [UTC -4] 15 August



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Virtual Library of Montenegro
Cetinje, Montenegro
OCLC symbol: MELIS

National Bibliographic Information Network
Taipei City, Taiwan
OCLC symbol: TWNBI

Mitcham Library Service
Hawthorn, South Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATMIT

Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District Libraries
Queenstown, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZQQP


Number of Local Holdings 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 »