October 25, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

New Partnership Will Expose WorldCat Content via Ex Libris

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC and Ex Libris Group have signed an agreement that will enable Ex Libris to incorporate the WorldCat Search API into several Ex Libris discovery and delivery services, providing OCLC member libraries access to WorldCat through the Ex Libris Primo and MetaLib solutions. Ex Libris will integrate the WorldCat Search API, […]

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 […]

Happy 40th Birthday to the World's Largest Bibliographic Database! Happy Birthday to WorldCat!

From OCLC: On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog and Shared Cataloging system (now known as WorldCat) began operation. That first day, from a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, cataloged 133 books online. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 240 million records representing more than 1.7 billion items in OCLC […]

"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 […]

Milestones: 10 Millionth Record Added to WorldCat By an Open Access Publisher in Croatia

From an OCLC Announcement: 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 Gateway. The record was harvested into WorldCat by staff at InTech, an open access publisher located in Rijeka, Croatia. [Clip] The WorldCat record links to […]

WorldCat.org Adds Suggested Search Terms Feature

You’ve seem many web search resources offering search suggestions as you enter your query  into the search box. With each letter entered the results can change. Now, WorldCat.org now also offering this feature with suggestions appearing where you’ve seen them elsewhere, directly below the search box. Click on a suggestion and run the search for […]

Novo: WorldCat.org Interface Available in Portuguese

Alice Sneary on the WorldCat.org blog announces that the WorldCat database is now available in Portuguese.  Now, wherever you are, you can self-select your language preference as Portuguese or one of the other six languages: Simplified Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. For example, at the bottom of any WorldCat.org page you can […]