December 5, 2021

News Roundup: Items from Cambridge University Press, OCLC, Springer, and SkyRiver

1. 19 Australian Academic Press (AAP) Journals Acquired By Cambridge University Press 2. OCLC earns ISO Information Security Management Certification 3. Springer launches six new medical review journals 4. New SkyRiver Software Release Highlights Bibliographic Database Quality and Superior Navigation

OCLC Announces New Agreements With Publishers, Adds More Content and Collections to WorldCat Local

via OCLC OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world and has added important new content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 922 million items. WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of publishers […]

OCLC Adds 500,000 Records to WorldCat From China Academic Library and Information System

From OCLC: OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001. The records have been […]

New Video: Lorcan Dempsey's "Reconfiguring Library Boundaries" Presentation

Lorcan Dempsey is a Vice President and Chief Strategist at OCLC Research. From a Blurb on the OCLC Web Site In this 43-minute video, Lorcan Dempsey talks about how libraries are changing in the network environment, how they are organizing their services and how they are relating to other services in a Webscale world. He […]

OCLC and Elsevier Sign Agreement To Provide Full-text Searching of SciVerse ScienceDirect Journals and E-Books via WorldCat Local

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC and Elsevier have signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books available to users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local. The expanded partnership makes it possible for researchers and students to search the full text of content from SciVerse ScienceDirect through WorldCat Local, OCLC’s […]

Library Services for Job Seekers: "Project Compass Lights a Path to Workforce Recovery"

Project Compass is a partnership between OCLC, the State Library of North Carolina, and IMLS. From the Web Junction Site: With a follow-on grant awarded by IMLS in October 2010, Project Compass turned its focus to training frontline library staff, providing them with strategies and resources to enhance their services to job seekers and other […]

OCLC Forms Strategic Partnership with Sustainable Collection Services

From OCLC: OCLC has established a strategic partnership with Sustainable Collection Services, LLC, an organization founded by the principals of R2 Consulting, that leverages WorldCat Data to help libraries intelligently manage their print monograph collections. Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) makes use of the WorldCat Search API to provide decision-support for collection assessment, deselection, and shared […]

Cooperative Management: 28 Libraries Have Selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services Since July 1st

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2011): University of Delaware Library joins OCLC WorldShare community System will be live by Summer, 2013. The U. of Delaware Library is the first ARL member to utilize WorldShare Management Services. From OCLC: Since July 1, 2011, 28 libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services. [Clip] In 2010, OCLC announced that it […]

OCLC Working with SkillSoft to Add Records for Books24x7 Digital Book Catalog to WorldCat

via OCLC: OCLC is working with SkillSoft to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat. SkillSoft’s growing selection of over 30,000 titles in a variety of subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the Books24x7 platform. In addition, OCLC is loading the Books24x7 collection information into the WorldCat […]

National Library of Sweden Says "No Go" to Deal With OCLC For WorldCat Records

From the National Library of Sweden: The National Library has ended negotiations with OCLC, as the parties could not successfully come to terms on a contract. [Clip] Background Since 2006, the National Library has been negotiating with the OCLC on participation in WorldCat. A test contract was concluded in 2007 between the National Library and […]