OCLC Publishes 2017-2018 Annual Report, WorldCat Grows to 423 Billion Records, 2.6 Billion Holdings
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.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.