May 28, 2022

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.


The WorldCat record links to a PDF copy of a book available from InTech’s online repository. The book was written in 2007 by a group of eight researchers: Michelle J. Johnson; Kimberly J. Wisneski; John Anderson; Dominic Nathan; Elaine Strachota; Judith Kosasih; Jayne Johnston; and Roger O. Smith. The brief record can be viewed at: and links to:


InTech’s online repository, InTechOpen, is an Open Access repository of InTech’s books and journal articles covering the fields of science, technology and medicine. All articles are immediately accessible for download and instantly readable through their online reading platform. At present, the articles are in PDF only, but InTech is currently working on the enhancement of their publishing workflow, and their content will soon be available in a variety of digital formats.


Since 1971, more than 230 million records have been added to WorldCat, spanning more than 6,000 years of recorded knowledge, from about 4800 B.C. to the present. This unique collection of information encompasses records in a variety of formats—books, e-books, serials, sound recordings, images, musical scores, maps, visual materials, mixed materials and computer files. Like the knowledge it describes, WorldCat grows steadily. Every second, library members add seven records to WorldCat.

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