OCLC Abstracts

21 October 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 42  /  ISSN 1932-4847


National Library of New Zealand reduces costs by moving Te Puna Interloan service to OCLC

The national interlibrary loan infrastructure is now hosted in OCLC’s data centre, with local support provided by OCLC staff, in Melbourne, Australia. More »


comScore Releases the “2013 Japan Digital Future in Focus” Report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Japanese market and examines how the prevailing trends in Web and mobile usage, online video and social media are defining the current marketplace. More »


Goodreads Fireside Chat with Libraries

Goodreads loves libraries and readers, and wants to make sure its site connects the two in the best ways possible. Come talk with Goodreads’ Patrick Brown at the Goodreads Fireside Chat with Libraries 2–3 p.m., 30 October 2013. Topics include the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, Goodreads integration into Kindle and more. More »

Upcoming Events

29 October 2013

WorldCat Knowledge Base API Workshop

Join us for the second webinar in our API Workshop series as we dive into real-world use of the WorldCat knowledge base API, a read-only service that supports e-resource discovery and OpenURL linking.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


14 November 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.

Botswana International University of Science & Technology
Gaborone, Botswana
OCLC symbol: BWBIU

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Columbus, Ohio, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNCB

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZKAP

Université de Lausanne—Faculté de biologie et de médecine
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHLSB


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