May 25, 2022

Metadata From the Internet Archive’s Digital Book Collection Coming to OCLC WorldCat

In a couple of words, exciting news follows. Kudos to the IA and OCLC!

From an Joint Internet Archive and OCLC Announcement by Jim Michalko:

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:

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