May 20, 2022

WorldCat Expands With Addition of Bibliographic Records from 100 Italian Public Libraries

From OCLC:

OCLC has added the records of a group of more than 100 public libraries in the province of Trento, Italy, to WorldCat. This addition significantly increases the number of Italian language records in the world’s largest database of items held in libraries.


The 136 public libraries and branches in the province of Trento together use the Catalogo Bibliografico Trentino (CBT), their regional union catalog. The CBT holds 1.6 million records, about 1 million of which are Italian language records, representing 3.6 million holdings. CBT has contributed 1.2 million unique records to WorldCat, and will continue to add records as the catalog is updated regularly.

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