OCLC Abstracts

18 November 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 46  /  ISSN 1932-4847


Save the date! OCLC Americas Member Meeting and Symposium: The Hype and Hope of MOOCs

Join OCLC member-leaders and staff at ALA Midwinter for updates on OCLC programs, a Regional Council business meeting and a debate-style symposium on MOOCs. The meeting will take place on Friday, January 24, 2014, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Eastern Time. Lunch will be provided and a reception will follow the symposium, which begins at 1:00 pm. Please make plans now to attend this event in person or virtually! More »


Phone vs. text vs. e-mail: the conversation is beginning to shift!

Depending on how old you are, your communication preferences can vary wildly. Check out this infographic that illustrates how to connect with different age groups. The infographic is a visual representation of stats about different modes of communication and how generations are using each mode. How does your library manage multigenerational communication? More »


Submit your nominations for Global and Regional Councils online

OCLC members can actively participate in the governance of the cooperative through one of three regional councils—all now inviting members to nominate individuals to run for executive committee positions and/or Global Council delegate positions. Learn more about the open positions, terms and submission deadlines:

Voting for all three regions will begin in early 2014. Prepare to vote by updating (or confirming) your organization's voting representative's information online. Questions? Please send an e-mail to globalcouncil@oclc.org.

Upcoming Events

25 November 2013

OHIONET online event: Collective Insight: Clear Pictures from Complex Data

Join OHIONET online for discussion on a recorded 46-minute video, “Clear Pictures from Complex Data,” part of OCLC’s “Collective Insight” discussion series. The video features Noah Iliinsky, Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time


10 December 2013

Streamlining management, discovery and access of print collections with OCLC WorldShare Management Service

During this one-hour demonstration, you’ll see how OCLC WorldShare Management Services simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print materials, journals and serials.

Venue: Webinar

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


10 December 2013

Big Data and Amigos Libraries

Join your Amigos colleagues and OCLC Member Services Liaison, Eric Forte, for an interactive session on the topic of Big Data. The session will include a presentation followed by a panel discussion.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Central Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Theater Instituut Nederland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
OCLC symbol: NLTIN

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg
Fribourg, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHEPF

St. Edmund's School
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATESB

Summerwind STEM Academy
Boise, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDSUM

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Addison Campus
Addison, Illinois, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNAV


Unique visitors to WorldCat.org in October 2013.


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