October 23, 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: Linked Data Now Included in WorldCat Facebook App

via the OCLC Developer Network: The availability of Linked Data in WorldCat.org has everyone here very excited. We had been anxiously awaiting the chance to make use of this new feature in our own applications, and are now beginning to try it out. You may have already seen the bookmarklet developed by OCLC Developer Network […]

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 […]

OCLC Adds 500,000 Records to WorldCat From China Academic Library and Information System

From OCLC: OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001. The records have been […]

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 […]

OCLC Working with SkillSoft to Add Records for Books24x7 Digital Book Catalog to WorldCat

via OCLC: OCLC is working with SkillSoft to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat. SkillSoft’s growing selection of over 30,000 titles in a variety of subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the Books24x7 platform. In addition, OCLC is loading the Books24x7 collection information into the WorldCat […]

WorldCat.org: Lowercase Boolean Opeartors No Longer Work

A tweet and Facebook entry from the WorldCat team has announced that Boolean operators will now work ONLY when used in ALL CAPS. Lowercase versions of and, or, not have been added to the word exclusion list. Here’s an Updated WorldCat Word Exclusion (aka Stop List): English: a an and (lowercase) are as at be […]

National Library of Sweden Says "No Go" to Deal With OCLC For WorldCat Records

From the National Library of Sweden: The National Library has ended negotiations with OCLC, as the parties could not successfully come to terms on a contract. [Clip] Background Since 2006, the National Library has been negotiating with the OCLC on participation in WorldCat. A test contract was concluded in 2007 between the National Library and […]

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 […]