Metadata From the Internet Archive’s Digital Book Collection Coming to OCLC WorldCat
We are pleased to announce that the Internet Archive and OCLC have agreed to synchronize the metadata describing our digital books with OCLC’s WorldCat.
When the synchronization work is complete, library patrons will be able to discover the Internet Archive’s collection of 2.5 million digitized monographs through the libraries around the world that use OCLC’s bibliographic services. Readers searching for a particular volume will know that a digital version of the book exists in our collection.
Read the Complete Announcement (Including Comments From Brewster Kahle and Chip Nilges) | OCLC Post
Note: This is the Third Major Announcement from the Internet Archive This Week. See Also:
- Holdings from Boston Public Library’s “Sound Archive Collection” are Heading to Internet Archive for Digitization, Preservation, and Public Access
- More Books Please! A “Little Known” Provision in U.S. Copyright Law Allows Internet Archive to Digitize and Make Available Thousands of Books From 1923-1941
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