January 26, 2022

Look at All of the Open Access Content Discoverable and Accessible via WorldCat


OCLC is supporting libraries, researchers, educators and students with high-quality open access content that is discoverable and freely accessible through WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org.

“Libraries are increasingly managing open access scholarly publications as part of their overall content management,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations. “The inclusion of open access (OA) content and open educational resources (OER) in WorldCat increases discovery and access to these valuable scholarly materials and eliminates barriers to information seekers.”


A variety of open access content is currently available through WorldCat, both from traditional publishers as well as from leading open access providers, including:

OCLC partners with more than 400 publishers and content providers to proactively obtain bibliographic records with holdings attached. This ensures that library collections are kept up to date—critical for rapidly changing e-titles and e-collections.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.