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Content providers around the world partner with OCLC to improve library workflows for electronic content

OCLC has recently finalised agreements with 17 publishers around the world to add valuable electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalogue of resources available through libraries worldwide.

Incorporating bibliographic data that link to these collections into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will reduce the cost of managing these resources and provide immediate access for libraries that subscribe to or want to purchase these collections.

The following new agreements with leading content providers across EMEA have recently been signed and their collections will be added to WorldCat over the next few months:


Knowledge Unlatched is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative based in London, UK. By working with libraries, publishers, researcher funders and foundations, Knowledge Unlatched seeks to make scholarly books freely available to readers on an open access license, while retaining the best aspects of the existing publishing system. The initiative enables libraries to work together to reach a sustainable open future for specialist academic books. Their vision is a healthy market that includes free access for end users.

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Liverpool University Press (LUP), Liverpool, UK, is one of Europe's oldest university presses. LUP's mission is to disseminate high quality scholarly research and to promote learning and culture through the publication of books and journals. OCLC will index metadata and full text for Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed online platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.


Mintel Group Ltd based in London, UK, is a leading global supplier of consumer, product and market intelligence. For 40 years, Mintel has provided insight into key worldwide trends, offering exclusive data and analysis that directly impacts client success. OCLC will index data for the Oxygen Collection.


Thieme Medical Publishers based in Stuttgart, Germany, is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings and advocates medical education. OCLC will index metadata for Thieme journals.

Both WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base continue to grow with new providers and collections. For more information on current content lists, see the WorldCat and WorldCat knowledge base pages on

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