December 14, 2017

More Collaboration: OCLC Announces Launch of WorldShare Platform and Brand

UPDATE: New Discussion Document from OCLC: Libraries at Webscale The document examines some of the ways in which the Web has impacted information seeking, and how new cloud-based, Webscale services are now at the center of many users’ educational and learning lives. This document contains views of library leaders and insights from trend watchers* who […]

OCLC Partners with King Abdulaziz Public Library in Saudi Arabia to Make Arabic-language Resources Available Through WorldCat.org

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC has added more than 1.2 million brief bibliographic records to WorldCat.org for materials held by Arab libraries, records that represent the complete catalog of the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) maintained in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Each record from the AUC in WorldCat.org contains brief bibliographic information for items held by AUC […]

Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) Launches Digital Archive of School Newspapers Back to 1930

From Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee: Anyone interested in catching a glimpse of what the APSU [Austin Peay State University] campus was like over the years can now use a valuable new tool available through the University’s Felix G. Woodward Library’s digital collection. For the last few months, APSU associate professor of library […]

Industry Roundup: News from EBSCO, Gale, OCLC, Serial Solutions, & Credo Reference

Here’s a roundup of headlines from four information companies: 1. EBSCO Publishing Enhances German-Language Search 2. Gale unveils all new Times Digital Archive and announces The Sunday Times Digital Archive 3. OCLC and IZUM to investigate partnership to develop library information systems in the Western Balkans 4. Serials Solutions Summon Service Continues to Expand Content […]

New Report: The Top 25 US Public Libraries' Collective Collection as Represented in WorldCat

Title: The Top 25 US Public Libraries Collective Collection as Represented in WorldCat (11 pages; PDF) Author: Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research From the Report: A collective collection is the combined holdings of a group of institutions, with duplicate holdings (i.e., those pertaining to the same publication) removed. This yields the collection of distinct publications that […]

Cindy Hilsheimer Elected to OCLC Board of Trustees, Replaces Dave Lauer

From OCLC: Cindy Hilsheimer, principal and founder of an executive search firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has been elected to serve on the OCLC Board of Trustees. Ms. Hilsheimer is principal and founder of SC search consultants, llc (SC), an executive search firm established in 1999. SC performs retained executive search for publicly traded, privately […]

National Library of South Africa & 15 South African Academic Libraries Choose WorldCat Local

Via Library Technology Guides: The National Library of South Africa and 15 of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions choose WorldCat Local OCLC and Sabinet, OCLC’s partner in South Africa, have signed an agreement to provide WorldCat Local, OCLC’s discovery service, as a single point of access and delivery of electronic, print and digital resources […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission joins WebJunction Partner Program

From OCLC: The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has joined the WebJunction Partner Program, which provides library staff in Texas access to courses through the WebJunction community to keep skills up-to-date and help libraries respond to current patron needs. WebJunction-Texas is a new service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for […]

OCLC Leadership: Executive Search Committee Appoints Librarians From Member Institutions, Staff, Other Library Leaders to Community Advisory Group

From an OCLC Announcement: The Executive Search Committee of the OCLC Board of Trustees has named 13 people to a Community Advisory Group that will be involved in the search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer of OCLC to succeed Jay Jordan, who has announced his plans to retire June 30, 2012. Members […]

WorldCat Local adds availability on brief results, more local, more mobile and more content

From OCLC: The latest enhancements for WorldCat Local includes availability on brief results, Local Holdings Record searching, article links and branch information for mobile views and more. The latest additions to the popular discovery and delivery service include the following new member-requested features: Availability views on brief results Now users can see if an item […]