Credo’s Topic Pages will be enhanced with WorldCat results

April 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference Press Release:  Boston and Oxford, (April 18, 2012) – OCLC and Credo Reference are pleased to announce a special collaboration project aimed to increase collection visibility and usage with library users. Credo’s Topic Pages will now be enhanced with WorldCat results to show local library materials alongside other timely, relevant Web […]

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OCLC Completes Transfer of Licensed Databases to EBSCO

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  DUBLIN, Ohio, March 1, 2012—OCLC has transferred to EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) the rights to license publisher-owned databases that are currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch reference service. This transaction is intended to complete the cooperative’s transition out of the role of content reseller. OCLC is focusing on management and access […]

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Full text from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect available via WorldCat Local

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

OCLC and Elsevier have expanded their partnership to improve discovery of content.  More from the press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, January 31, 2012—OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information products and services worldwide, have signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books […]

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OCLC to add Books24x7 records to WorldCat

January 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

I’ve received two emails today with information about the OCLC/Books24x7 announcement regarding Books24x7  records in WorldCat.  The first is from Books24x7 which offers specific details on the available records and procedures for downloading.  The second is from OCLC and is more general information about the partnership. Books24x7 press release: Books24x7 is pleased to announce that […]

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WorldCat Search API to be incorporated into Ex Libris discovery tools

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Picked up this news from an OCLC press release today:  OCLC and Ex Libris Group® have signed an agreement that will enable Ex Libris to incorporate the WorldCat Search API into several Ex Libris discovery and delivery services, providing OCLC member libraries access to WorldCat through the Ex Libris Primo® and MetaLib® solutions. Ex Libris […]

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HathiTrust full text soon searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service and OCLC’s WorldCat

September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Discovery services continue to add full text content.  Two press releases this week announced that HathiTrust Digital Library content is now searchable through the EBSCO and OCLC WorldCat discovery services. Below are some snippets from each press release: EBSCO: HathiTrust includes the digitized collections of more than 50 major research institutions and libraries. The HathiTrust […]

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WorldCat Local adds content from 11 publishers

July 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an OCLC Press Release: OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers and other content providers from around the world to add more databases and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries worldwide. Libraries using WorldCat Local can offer users access […]

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WorldCat Local now mobile-optimized

June 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

After 2 years of research and usability studies, WorldCat Local discovery tool now offers a mobile-optimized site.  Any library with WorldCat Local or visibility on WorldCat.org can claim their unique URL and use it to support their mobile users. More from the press release:  A production version of mobile-optimized WorldCat Local is now available to […]

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Brill content to be indexed in OCLC WorldCat Local

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release:  A recent agreement between OCLC and Brill Academic Publishers will make Brill’s reference, book and journal content available to library users through WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery-to-delivery service that offers users integrated access to electronic, digital and physical library materials. Full text of content from Brill Academic Publishers will be […]

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10 Millionth item added to WorldCat – an eBook!

June 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Very exciting news from OCLC. The 10 millionth record was added to WorldCat, and it’s a PDF open access book from an online repository! More from the press release:  A record for a book accessible online, titled Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy, marked the 10 millionth record added to WorldCat via the WorldCat Digital Collection […]

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