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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Ten publishers add eBook metadata to WorldCat

January 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Metadata is the key to eBook discovery.  I’m glad to see these publishers sharing their content with WorldCat. DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2013—OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more e-book metadata to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide. This new WorldCat metadata […]

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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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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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WorldCat Local adds new databases and ebook collections

June 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web. WorldCat Local offers access to […]

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HathiTrust and OCLC Develop WorldCat Local Prototype

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2011—OCLC and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype (http://hathitrust.worldcat.org) for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library […]

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More Content Added to WorldCat Local

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local. OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest […]

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