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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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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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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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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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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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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Open Access eBooks, Part 2. What does Open Access Mean for e-books?

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted from the Go To Hellman blog from Eric Hellman.  Here’s the second section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; subsequent posts will include sections on Business Models for Open Access E-Books, and Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note […]

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