OCLC and EBSCO Partner to Enhance Discovery

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have expanded their partnership to enhance the discovery experience for users of WorldCat Local and the EBSCO Discovery Service through an expanded data exchange agreement. The new agreement will create more value for libraries that subscribe to services from OCLC and EBSCO. WorldCat Local libraries […]

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ebrary records to be added to WorldCat

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

More good news for eBook discovery!  OCLC and ebrary are working together to add records for the ebrary ebook catalog to WorldCat.  ebrary’s growing selection of over 170,000 authoritative ebooks in all subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the ebrary platform. Libraries that subscribe to ebrary ebooks can have ebrary […]

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WorldCat Local adds more EBSCO Databases

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Caught this info on a tweet from @mlharper: As the silos crumble… OCLC has added 18 EBSCO databases to the WorldCat Local metasearch central index, which allows quick, easy access to the content. Libraries that subscribe to both WorldCat Local and EBSCOhost services can now offer easy online access to a wide range of authoritative […]

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OCLC adding Google Books and HathiTrust records to WorldCat

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great news for eBook exposure!  In an effort to maximize the visibility and value of libraries’ full collections, OCLC is adding records to WorldCat that represent digitized books from the Google Books Library Project and the HathiTrust Digital Library to provide greater access to and increased visibility of these rich digitized collections. OCLC is working […]

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Gale Content Added to WorldCat Local

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Seems each day someone else announces more cross searching of content.  This is great news for users as overarching discovery layers are formed to search individual silos of content.  Today, OCLC and Gale announced that Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile, representing millions of records, will be indexed in OCLC’s WorldCat Local. Users who subscribe […]

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