Entries Tagged as 'Discovery'

Japanese-language content added to WorldCat

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

NetAdvance and OCLC to add Japanese-language content to WorldCat DUBLIN, Ohio,March 28, 2014—OCLC and NetAdvance are working together to add metadata from the JapanKnowledge and JK Books collections to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive online catalog of library resources, increasing discovery and access to these rich Japanese-language resources.

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WorldCat Discovery Services now available

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries using FirstSearch can now move to a richer discovery experience OCLC has launched WorldCat Discovery Services, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than […]

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SAGE Reference titles now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles (March 11, 2014) – SAGE and Paratext are pleased to announce that thousands of additional links to nearly 400 SAGE Reference titles have been integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Paratext’s Reference Universe is the only research database that provides both collection-level scope and index-level analysis of Major Reference Works. Now, SAGE Reference’s […]

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EBSCO adds new international metadata for ebooks and media news to the EDS

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

EBSCO has had two recent press releases about new metadata added to the EDS from Maruzen Company in Japan (ebooks) and Newton Media Collaborate from Central and Eastern Europe (media news).  Excerpts from both press releases are below, with links to the full story.

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ProQuest and WorldCat partner, over 320 million records now discoverable in WorldCat Discovery Services

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, and ANN ARBOR, Mich. February 3, 2014—More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuest® Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. The new discovery experience is possible through a data exchange agreement […]

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SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Publishing · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

OverDrive Media Stations available to all libraries

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  OverDrive announced today the availability of the media stations to all libraries.  The picture here was taken at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this year.  OverDrive has been piloting the media stations at several libraries and now the service is available to all libraries.  See the press release below for more info. […]

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OverDrive digital library website for schools updated with new interface

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: When teachers, students and parents visit their school’s OverDrive-powered digital library website, they will find a fully-updated user interface providing a more informative, user-friendly experience. New features include enhanced metadata, robust search tools, filters and improved title detail pages and menus to make finding a title easier. Users are now […]

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ProQuest automates ebrary and EBL holdings into Summon and 360 services

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier this week, ProQuest announced a partnership with OCLC to automate ebook collection management.  Today, they expand that announcement to include Summon and 360.  The project is currently in beta testing.  More from the press release below: ANN ARBOR, MI — November 7, 2013 — ProQuest is streamlining librarian workflows by automating holdings updates for […]

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OCLC and ProQuest partner to automate eBook collection management

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

With this new service, libraries can request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories.  See the complete press release below. DUBLIN, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Mich., November 4, 2013—A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – […]

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