OCLC Abstracts

16 December 2013  /  Vol. 16 No. 50  /  ISSN 1932-4847


New white paper from OCLC on “Meeting the E-Resources Challenge”

This new report explores the challenges that managing
e-resources represents and extends the conversations of OCLC’s E-resource Advisory Council across the community—helping libraries find new ways to address these issues. More »


Latest Pew report: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have had only positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services. More »


Upcoming webinar: Health Information Resources for Library Staff

Join this WebJunction webinar from 2-3 p.m. 22 January 2014 to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. More »

Upcoming Events

19 December 2013

Sneak Preview: New WorldCat Link Resolver User Interface

Hear about the new version of the A-Z list and link resolver that will be released in January. Optimized for mobile devices, the new interface allows researchers to discover and access your library’s electronic resources from the platform of their choice.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


7 January 2014

Are you ready to move library services to the cloud?

Get the big picture on cloud-based services and see how these services give libraries opportunities for collaboration and improved efficiency.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Archives cantonales vaudoises
Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHACV

Hurunui District Library
Amberley, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZAYP

Hunter Elementary
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDHUN

Prospect Elementary
Meridian, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDPRO


Number of content collections available through the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines data about the electronic resources a library holds with linking features that enable access to that content.


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 »