OCLC Abstracts

25 August 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 34  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Thinking of outsourcing the transfer of your born-digital content? Read this first!

Have you considered outsourcing the transfer of born-digital content from a physical medium? A new report from OCLC Research, “Agreement Elements for Outsourcing Transfer of Born Digital Content,” suggests ways to encourage adherence to both archival principles and technical requirements. More »


The days of desktop dominance are over

Mobile has swiftly risen to become the leading digital platform, with total activity on smartphones and tablets accounting for 60 percent of digital media time spent in the U.S. The fuel driving mobile’s relentless growth is primarily app usage, which alone makes up a majority of total digital media engagement at 52 percent. More »


New Media Consortium releases its Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition

Two OCLC staff members, Alex Kaschte and Brian Lavoie, were part of an international panel of experts that identified 18 topics very likely to impact technology planning and decision making in academic and research libraries across the globe. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. More »

Upcoming Events

26 August 2014

New ways Libraries are Efficiently Managing Cataloging and E-resources Workflows: Butler University

Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Technical Services at Butler University Libraries (a PALNI library), will share how WMS is helping streamline Butler's workflows and enabling the 23 libraries that comprise PALNI to begin consortial borrowing and shared cataloging.

Venue: Webinar

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


  27 August 2014

Managing Your Licenses and E-resources: A Detailed Demonstration in WorldShare License Manager and WorldCat knowledge base

During this one-hour demonstration, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the key features of electronic resource management.

Venue: Webinar

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



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Universidad Tecnológica de México
Anáhuac, Mexico
OCLC symbol: MXUTM

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire-Lausanne
Lausanne-Dorigny, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHBCG

Walter Harrison Law Library, the University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATAWL

Waitaki District Libraries and Archives
Oamaru, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZDLA

Feilding Public Library
Feilding, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZFEP


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