October 20, 2014

OCLC and Gale Expand Partnership, All Gale Database Will Be Discoverable via WorldCat Local

From an OCLC News Release: OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local. [Clip] OCLC and Gale have been offering access to some of Gale’s most popular databases to mutual subscribers through the WorldCat Local discovery and delivery service. This new agreement […]

OCLC Announces New Agreements With Publishers, Adds More Content and Collections to WorldCat Local

via OCLC OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world and has added important new content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 922 million items. WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of publishers […]

RSC Publishing Announces Deals With Major Discovery Services

From the Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Publishing is pleased to announce new agreements for our content to be indexed in Serials Solution Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Illustrata, and OCLC Worldcat, aligned with our key priorities for discoverability of content. RSC Publishing is taking major steps in partnering with third party solutions to make our content […]

OCLC and Elsevier Sign Agreement To Provide Full-text Searching of SciVerse ScienceDirect Journals and E-Books via WorldCat Local

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC and Elsevier have signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books available to users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local. The expanded partnership makes it possible for researchers and students to search the full text of content from SciVerse ScienceDirect through WorldCat Local, OCLC’s […]

OPACs: Major Melvyl Enhancements Coming in January

From the California Digital Library Blog: Two exciting new features enhancing Melvyl will be turned on in Melvyl beginning this January: View Now and Central Index…OPS [UC Heads of Public Schools] recommended to the new Melvyl Advisory Group (MAG) that these be activated in a pilot phase from January through June 2012. [Clip] The “View […]

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 […]

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 […]

HathiTrust Full-Text Index to Be Integrated Into OCLC Services

From OCLC: OCLC and HathiTrust have signed an agreement that will allow OCLC to integrate the HathiTrust full-text index into OCLC services, enabling member libraries and their users to more easily discover resources from this important digital collection through WorldCat. Under this new agreement, OCLC will be able to integrate the full-text index of HathiTrust […]

New Option to Have WorldCat Local Return "Only Return Peer-Reviewed Articles" Now Live

The new optional limiter was mentioned in a tweet earlier today by Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist at OCLC, Lorcan Dempsey. His tweet also includes a link to WorldCat Local at Washington St. University. When you click on the advanced search link you’ll spot the “only return peer-reviewed articles” option near the bottom of […]

"WorldCat Local Mobile Now in Production" & News About WorldCat.org App

UPDATE: Screenshots: Production Version WorldCat Local Mobile From OCLC: A production version of mobile-optimized WorldCat Local is now available to libraries following beta testing of the service that makes it possible for mobile users to discover items, see location, shelf status, call numbers, and more in their local library, and in libraries worldwide. New mobile-optimized […]