The OCLC 2017-2018 Annual Report was published today.
A Few Highlights (via an OCLC Announcement):
- Libraries continued to build WorldCat, the world’s smartest collection of cooperative library data. This past year it grew to 423 million records and 2.6 billion library holdings.
- More than 600 libraries now use WorldShare Management Services to work smarter every day through a shared, cloud-based environment.
- In March 2018, OCLC Wise was introduced in the US as the first community engagement system for US public libraries. We also signed a contract with Cultuurconnect to bring the service to more than 300 public libraries in Belgium.
- And we expanded important research and community partnerships with organizations like Jisc, ALA/PLA, Wikipedia, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Mellon Foundation.