Entries Tagged as 'Discovery'

WorldCat adds new international content to knowledge base

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 10, 2013—OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide. Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use […]

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Paratext’s Reference Universe updates interface

October 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Yesterday, Paratext’s Reference Universe launched several new enhancements to the interface.  The enhancements were completed based on suggestions from library clients.  For those not familiar with Reference Universe, here is a brief description, taken from the website:  Reference Universe includes data not contained in any other service, and is designed to illuminate your library’s carefully-crafted collection at […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service adds Japanese language metadata from NetAdvance

August 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier this month, EBSCO added new Japanese language content to the EBSCO Discovery Service.  See the press release below for more details. IPSWICH, Mass. — August 6, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and NetAdvance today have announced an agreement allowing metadata from NetAdvance’s JapanKnowledge collection to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) — […]

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BiblioLabs metadata now in EDS, EBSCO to sell Bibliolabs products

July 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Some interesting news from EBSCO and BiblioLabs.  If you would like to learn more about BiblioLabs, check out the interview I conducted with Mitch Davis, Founder of BiblioLabs.  Here is the EBSCO press release: IPSWICH, Mass. — July 24, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces an agreement with BiblioLabs that will give more people […]

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WorldCat signs agreements with over 25 publishers and aggregators, including 3M and Freading

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

WorldCat continues to grow in it’s discovery of content from around the world.  This recent press release lists the publisher and aggregator agreements added since January of 2013.  It’s a pretty impressive list.  I’m particularly thrilled to see 3M and Freading on the list for the creation and delivery of WorldCat records. DUBLIN, Ohio, June […]

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OCLC launches WorldCat metadata API

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, 19 June 2013—OCLC has launched the new WorldCat Metadata API that will enable member libraries and partners to build and share applications on the OCLC WorldShare Platform for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. […]

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HathiTrust partners with DPLA for discovery of public domain and open content

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ann Arbor, MI – The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. By […]

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Gale metadata to be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service

May 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Big news today from EBSCO.  They will begin to index the metadata from Gale databases, ebooks, and archival collections.  More information, including the full list of Gale resources included in the agreement, is below.  Gale announced a similar partnership with OCLC for WorldShare program in January of this year. IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — […]

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BioOne Online Journals now discoverable through EBSCO EDS

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

EBSCO and BioOne are in partnership to increase the discovery of over 100,000 scholarly articles from biosence research journals.  The EDS will index the metadata of these journals for full discovery in the EDS.  Mutual customers may then access the fulltext via the EDS.  More from the press release below. IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, […]

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WorldCat database reaches 2 billion holdings

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

OCLC announced yesterday that the WorldCat database reached a record number of 2 billion holdings.   I am simply amazed by the growth of this database over the years.  WorldCat has been a great resource for discovering content and extending a library’s collection through interlibrary loan service.  Here is more from the press release: On Saturday, […]

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