OCLC Abstracts

04 November 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 44  /  ISSN 1932-4847


OCLC and ProQuest work together to automate e-book collection management

This new collaboration automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL–Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles. More »


The New Library Patron

Pew’s latest research is about library patrons and non-patrons: who they are, what their information needs are, what kind of technology they use and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons. More »


Recordings now available from Getting off the Island: Collaborating to Create Boundless Collections

Emily Stambaugh was one of nine speakers at this Collective Insight event at Loyola Marymount University who spoke on how collections that support research are evolving as technology continually influences information-seeking behaviors and techniques. More »


Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

OCLC is hosting this one-hour webinar with Library Journal to discuss how cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations. Keynote speaker Joseph Janes, Associate Professor & Chair of the MLIS Program, University of Washington, will be joined by three panelists: George “Tad” A. Mindeman, Director Library Services, Kresge Memorial Library, Covenant College; Steve Shorb, Dean of the Criss Library, University of Nebraska Omaha; and Rene Erlandson, Director of Virtual Services, University of Nebraska Omaha. More »

Upcoming Events

06 November 2013

Serving Job Seekers: Library and Workforce System Partnerships That Work

Learn how partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


12 November 2013

Grace Under Pressure: Tips and Tricks to Cultivate a Positive Approach

This webinar explores stress-reduction skills and strategies to help face challenging situations that impact our personal work styles, our organizations and the communities we serve.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Eastern Standard Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Center for Curatorial Studies
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
OCLC symbol: VVPCS

EYE Film Instituut Nederland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
OCLC symbol: NLEYE

Napier Libraries
Napier, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZNAP

Chamberlain College of Nursing–Phoenix
Phoenix, Florida, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNPX


Number of e-book records in WorldCat.



WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every second, WorldCat contains bibliographic records and holdings contributed by more than 11,000 libraries around the world. Learn more »