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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. 22, No. 02

    15 January 2019

    In this issue: There’s still time to sign up for OCLC programs at ALA Midwinter; From Next, the OCLC blog: Discover Seattle during your ALA Midwinter visit; Featured Member: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya

  • Vol. 22, No. 01

    07 January 2019

    In this issue: Read the top ten stories in 2018 from OCLC Abstracts

  • Vol. 21, No. 51

    17 December 2018

    In this issue: Make space for active learning in your library; Featured Videos: Smart Space Transformation Stories; Take our survey on access to open content; From Next, the OCLC blog: Preserving research data — Are you ready for a long-term commitment?

  • Vol. 21, No. 50

    10 December 2018

    In this issue: New OCLC Research report shows how libraries are intersecting with university RIM practices; Take the Access to Open Content Survey; From Next, the OCLC blog: ARC 2018: Changing the game for libraries with vision, courage, and persistence; Featured Video: Watch highlights from the ARC18 conference

  • Vol. 21, No. 49

    03 December 2018

    In this issue: Anythink signs on as second OCLC Wise early adopter; Change your game – ARC18 presentation content now available; From Next, the OCLC blog: Three “people factor” steps for successful change management; Featured Member: The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin

  • Vol. 21, No. 48

    27 November 2018

    In this issue: University of Winnipeg selects OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services; Latest OCLC Research survey shows surge in using Wikidata as linked data source; From Next, the OCLC blog: Meet your guide for an Amazon journey: A librarian; Featured Project: OCLC linked data pilot project – Participate in research to refine requirements

  • Vol. 21, No. 47

    19 November 2018

    In this issue: Craig Anderson, Sarah Thomas take seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees; Take our survey on access to open content; From Next, the OCLC blog: An “open” discussion; Featured Member: SAE Institute

  • Vol. 21, No. 46

    12 November 2018

    In this issue: OCLC Research, CAUL to gauge trends, priorities in research libraries in Australia, New Zealand; Celebrate the OCLC community’s achievements over the past year; From Next, the OCLC blog: Linked data in libraries: From disillusionment to productivity; Featured Member: Kutztown University

  • Vol. 21, No. 45

    05 November 2018

    In this issue: OCLC partners with Taylor & Francis to create and deliver catalog records to libraries; Global Council call for candidates open through 17 November; Read the FY18 OCLC Annual Report; From Next, the OCLC blog: From deplorable to delightful: How to establish a Wikipedia initiative on campus; Featured Member: Saddleback College

  • Vol. 21, No. 44

    29 October 2018

    In this issue: OCLC FY18 Annual Report now available; Featured Video: The Year in Photos

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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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