OCLC and Ingram to launch 9 day eBook loans for 15% of MyiLibrary eBook price

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 11, 2011—OCLC and Ingram Content Group Inc. will soon offer a new service option that will provide library users short-term access to e-books not in their collection through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad. The new service option, to launch in the coming months, expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource […]

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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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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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Cambridge Books Online, a glimpse at the new interface

October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Cambridge launched a new and improved interface for their eBooks, Cambridge Books Online.  It’s a great looking and intuitive interface with a wide array of features.  There are a couple of important things to know about searching CBO up front.  First, the basic citation and table of contents information is freely available for anyone to […]

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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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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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New Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.  There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.  So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month. Amazon Ups the Anti in eBook Price Wars; Rumors Say Apple is […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Google Books · New Products · Textbooks

WorldCat indexes JSTOR content

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Here is another sign that times are changing and silos of library information are breaking down.  I searched WorldCat today and found links to JSTOR content, clicked through, and downloaded the PDF without a hitch.  I expect we’ll see more of this, which is great news for the discovery of library content on the web.  […]

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OCLC Metadata Services for Publishers

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers
to enhance title metadata for use in the supply chain Service makes publisher metadata available to libraries earlier in selection, acquisition and technical services process DUBLIN, Ohio, October 14, 2009—OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers, a new service that takes publishers’ ONIX title metadata, […]

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