OCLC Abstracts

02 December 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 48  /  ISSN 1932-4847


OCLC publishes 2013 annual report

In his first report, which will be mailed to the membership this month, OCLC President and CEO Skip Prichard said that the cooperative’s current work is bold and important and that he is excited about the potential ahead. “Users’ expectations continue to accelerate, driving demand for new services and approaches that are cloud-based, mobile and social. With its new technological platform and cloud-based services, OCLC is well‑positioned and committed to serve libraries in a period of rapid change.” More »


3/4 of Pinterest usage on mobile devices

According to research of 1,000 brands on Pinterest by software firm Piqora, the Pinterest mobile user base grew 50 percent this year and 75 percent of usage happened on a mobile device. More »


View this video to learn how libraries implement change in the cloud

In this Library Journal/OCLC webcast, Joseph Janes discusses the challenges libraries face today and what the future holds. Then three librarians share how their libraries have benefitted from OCLC cloud-based intregration, experiencing streamlined workflows that free up their time and resources. More »

Upcoming Events

9 December 2013

Web Service Keys for APIs Workshop

In this workshop, we will explain the principles and implementation of the digital signatures that anchor the OCLC Web Service Keys infrastructure, the primary method used for authenticating and authorizing interactions with Web services available on the OCLC WorldShare Platform.  

Venue: Webinar

Time: 01:00–02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time [UTC -5]


10 December 2013

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

During this live, 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: 02:00–03:00 PM Eastern Standard Time [UTC -5]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

New Vision High School
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDNVH

HESAV–Haute École de Santé Vaud
Lausanne, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHAEN

Southern Tablelands Regional Library
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATNSO

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arlington
Arlington, Virginia, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNAV

Wellington City Libraries
Wellington, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZWPM


Number of bibliographic 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 »