OCLC Abstracts

25 November 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 47  /  ISSN 1932-4847


WorldCat Metadata API powers new enhancements in latest MarcEdit release

MarcEdit, the popular free library metadata software suite, includes new functionality that will give OCLC member libraries the ability to contribute and enhance their bibliographic and holdings data within WorldCat while using MarcEdit. The new functionality will provide catalogers with a new way to interact with their OCLC data, as well as provide another option for libraries looking to streamline their metadata workflows. More »


U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012

This new report presents the findings of the third iteration of a biennial study, launched in 2008, that documents the use of various Web technologies on the websites of nearly 600 public libraries throughout the nation. Results showed that U.S. public libraries made big gains in social networking, mobile access and text reference. More »


Videos from OCLC Global Council meeting now available

OCLC Global Council met November 11–13 in Dublin, Ohio, to discuss membership and the future strategy of the cooperative. The theme of the meeting was “The Cooperative @ Webscale.” Portions of this meeting were streamed live via the Web, and now 13 presentations are available for viewing on the OCLC website. More »

Upcoming Events

5 December 2013

CONTENTdm Virtual Conference

Hear from current CONTENTdm users and OCLC staff during this second annual virtual conference hosted by OCLC and Amigos Library Service. The meeting is open at no cost to all current CONTENTdm users and those considering CONTENTdm for their library.

Venue: Online conference

Time: 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time


5 December 2013

Achieving Thresholds for Discovery: Addressing Issues with EAD to Increase Discovery and Access

This webinar will provide information about the changes institutions can make to their Encoded Archival Description (EAD) practices to improve the discoverability of their materials.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Skien, Norway
OCLC symbol: NONAG

Archives de l'État de Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHAEN

Camden Council Library Service
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATNCA

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Atlanta Campus
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNAG


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