OCLC Abstracts

09 December 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 49  /  ISSN 1932-4847


OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web

Yelp is integrating OCLC library data to supplement existing library listings on Yelp.com. More »


7 consumer trends to run with in 2014

Check out trendwatching.com's handpicked selection of seven consumer trends begging to be applied in 2014. By you. From Crowd Shaped to The Internet of Caring Things to Mychiatry and more. More »


Libraries can leverage shared data to increase their collective Web visibility

Ted Fons, Executive Director, OCLC Data Services, and Richard Wallis, OCLC Technology Evangelist, discuss the power of shared data and what the Web wants from libraries to participate in the linked data evolution. More »

Online registration open for OCLC events at ALA Midwinter 2014

OCLC will host 12 meetings at the conference, which are open to all ALA Midwinter registrants. Among the key events:
Friday, January 24
Americas Regional Council Annual Member Meeting and Symposium: "The Hope and Hype of MOOCs"
Saturday, January 25
Realizing the Results of Collaborating in the Cloud: OCLC WorldShare Management Services
Saturday, January 25
Future of FirstSearch and WorldCat Local: What OCLC's New Discovery Services Mean for Your Library
Sunday, January 26
OCLC Update Breakfast
Monday, January 27
Automate E-resource Management with OCLC to Save Time and Improve Discoverability
Monday, January 27
OCLC Research Update
See complete listing »

Upcoming Events

11 December 2013

A conversation with academic librarians

Join us for an online discussion to hear from three panelists about their libraries’ decisions to move to OCLC WorldShare Management Services. 

Venue: Webinar

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time [UTC -5]


8 January 2014

WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Electronic Collections

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We’ll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time [UTC -5]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Goethe-Institut Santiago
Santiago, Chile
OCLC symbol: CLGIS

Shire of Ashburton Libraries
Tom Price, Western Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: ATONW

Haute école de travail social
Genève, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHHSM

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
OCLC symbol: CCNCH


Location listings in WorldCat for library materials.


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 »