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Next, the OCLC blog

Next is a place where OCLC leaders share their insights and experiences, so that libraries can benefit from the work being done by members of the OCLC cooperative. We cover topics across the entire range of the library profession, with an emphasis on the future of knowledge management, library transformation and how libraries can better fit into the lives of their users.

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OCLC Abstracts

OCLC Abstracts is a weekly e-publication that provides news about OCLC services, programs and research, along with a story that highlights the latest developments in the technology, economic or social landscapes.

Recent issues of OCLC Abstracts

  • Vol. 21, No. 21

    21 May 2018

    In this issue:Tolstoy Library joins the global WMS community; Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life; From Next, the OCLC blog: How to keep the ILL motivational fires burning; Featured Member: Saddleback College

  • Vol. 21, No. 20

    14 May 2018

    In this issue: Norwegian public libraries to join the WorldCat community; WebJunction celebrates 15th anniversary; Join us at OCLC events at ALA Annual in New Orleans; From Next, the OCLC blog: Three reasons Wikipedia needs libraries, and vice-versa; Featured Program: Wikipedia + Libraries

  • Vol. 21, No. 19

    07 May 2018

    In this issue: New partnership with Talis will make library content available to students at the point of need; What are higher education’s top strategic technologies and trends for 2018?; Melissa Levine to speak on copyright at the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series May 22; From Next, the OCLC blog: Familiar roles, new opportunities; Featured Member: PALCI

  • Vol. 21, No. 18

    30 April 2018

    In this issue: New OCLC Research report explores the options for establishing research data management services; How will digital life impact people’s well-being over the next decade?; University of the Basque Country of Spain selects OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services; From Next, the OCLC blog: Three types of library professionals who must read the ACRL/OCLC Academic Library Impact report; Featured Member: Syracuse University

  • Vol. 21, No. 17

    23 April 2018

    In this issue: Bethel College, Saint Mary's College join PALNI and the WorldShare Management Services community; Wikipedia deploys new feature to make navigating easier; Presentations from the 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference now available; From Next, the OCLC blog: Making a smarter library … and a smarter cooperative; Featured Member: Ohio Wesleyan University

  • Vol. 21, No. 16

    16 April 2018

    In this issue: Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about library assessment; Local TV news looks to digital for innovation; US Department of State to implement OCLC's WorldShare Management Services; From Next, the OCLC blog: GDPR – What does it mean for OCLC and your library?; Featured Program: Wikipedia + Libraries

  • Vol. 21, No. 15

    09 April 2018

    In this issue: University of Bristol selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services; Try using sticky notes to strengthen team dynamics in your design projects; From Next, the OCLC blog: What were the top ten books from 2017 shared through interlibrary loan?; Featured Video: Highlights from EMEARC18

  • Vol. 21, No. 14

    02 April 2018

    In this issue: OCLC members elect delegates to Global Council, Craig Anderson and Sarah Thomas elected to OCLC Board of Trustees; Adaptive learning, learning analytics are most wanted tech for online programs; Wiener Neustadt libraries are first in Austria to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services; From Next, the OCLC blog: The remarkable acceleration of shared print; Featured Member: Delaware Division of Libraries

  • Vol. 21, No. 13

    26 March 2018

    In this issue: New national study reveals voter perceptions of public libraries; Top trends impacting news and media this year; Scannx software connectors now available for OCLC resource sharing services; From Next, the OCLC blog: Looking at interlibrary loan, 2017 edition; Featured Member:Saint Anselm College

  • Vol. 21, No. 12

    19 March 2018

    In this issue: New OCLC Wise: Designed around people, driven by data; From Next, the OCLC blog: On Ireland, library data, and humanities research; Featured Member: Essex Libraries

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Regional newsletters

OCLC newsletters provide focused, local information about OCLC programs and services—and what’s happening in libraries—in China and Latin America.

OCLC China News

Boletín LAC

Boletín LAC núm. 4

(PDF, 621 KB)
marzo 2017

Conozca en qué consiste el servicio CONTENTdm, descubra los informes del área de investigación de OCLC, entérese de la visita de la IFLA en Dublin ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 3

(PDF, 458 KB)
septiembre 2016

Conozca la tecnología EZProxy de OCLC, la celebración de los 45 años de WorldCat, cómo suscribirse a las alertas y de cómo la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, es la primer biblioteca de Colombia en usar WorldCat Discovery de OCLC ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 2

(PDF, 4.6 MB)
marzo 2016

Conozca el descubridor de OCLC, el revolucionario proyecto WorldCat Identities, cómo acceder a su cuenta y el nuevo Blog Next. ¡Bienvenidos!

Boletín LAC núm. 1

(PDF, 517 KB)
julio 2015

Publicación trimestral sobre novedades, consejos y noticias de los servicios que ofrece OCLC a nuestros miembros.


OCLC Annual Report

The OCLC Annual Report describes the cooperative’s activities and accomplishments throughout the preceding fiscal year. It includes snapshots of member libraries worldwide, the President’s message to the cooperative, information about the Board of Trustees and various management groups, condensed financial statements and other information that gives a broad perspective of the organization.

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OCLC Financial Statements

OCLC financial statements provide consolidated balance sheets and related statements of revenues, expenses, corporate equity and cash flow.

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OCLC membership reports

OCLC membership reports communicate the findings and results of OCLC surveys, market research, environmental scans and technology initiatives. These in-depth studies and topical surveys will help you understand the issues and trends that affect librarianship.

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OCLC Research publications

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