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OCLC and DOGObooks partnership will help connect children to libraries

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 13 February 2013—DOGObooks.com, the leading website for book reviews by children, is partnering with OCLC to connect children to resources in libraries through WorldCat.

DOGObooks.com helps kids discover, rate and review the books they enjoy. The site offers a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to share their reactions, thoughts and opinions about books. DOGObooks also offers book previews and the ability to purchase books through affiliate partners, and now through the WorldCat Search API children will be able to search for books at their local library.

"We are all about empowering kids and the WorldCat Search API has enabled us to create a powerful application on www.dogobooks.com to help kids find books at their local libraries," said Rupen Dolasia, Vice President, DOGObooks Business Development.

The WorldCat Search API offers access to WorldCat library records and holdings, enabling partners like DOGObooks to connect users to library catalogs from within partner websites.

"OCLC is happy to welcome DOGObooks to our partner program," said Cindy Cunningham, Director, OCLC Partner Programs. "With its focus on younger readers and applications that serve school and public librarians, DOGObooks addresses the needs of an important user population. Through this partnership, we want to help direct young people online to valuable resources in their libraries."

WorldCat is a database of bibliographic information built continuously by OCLC and libraries around the world since 1971. It is the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Each record in the WorldCat database contains a bibliographic description of a single item or work and a list of institutions that hold the item. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org.

For more information about OCLC partnership opportunities, visit the OCLC Partner programs website.

About DOGObooks
DOGObooks is a part of a next-generation online network empowering kids to engage with digital media in a fun, safe and social environment.  The network includes: www.dogonews.com – the leading online resource for current events/Common Core content for use in the classroom; www.dogobooks.com – the largest website for children to discover and review books; and www.dogomovies.com a fun place for kids to enjoy G to PG-13 movie trailers and rate and review the movies they love. Through partnerships with Google, Edmodo, Edublogs and more, DOGO websites are used by over 500,000 students and teachers each month.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

OCLC, WorldCat and WorldCat.org are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.


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