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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17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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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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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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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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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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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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OCLC to index metadata and full text of all Gale databases and archives for greater discovery in WorldCat Local

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Received this press release from OCLC today.  The metadata and full text of ALL Gale databases and archives will be fully discoverable in WorldCat Local. This will be a great benefit to mutual subscribers of OCLC and Gale products. More from the press release: New agreement will provide libraries and users broader access to Gale […]

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