March 25, 2018

University of Utah: "Two National Leadership Grants Awarded to Marriott Library"

From the Deseret News: The J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah Library has been awarded two National Leadership Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In the planning grant category, the Marriott Library and project partners Mountain West Digital Library, Northwest Digital Archives and Rocky Mountain Online Archives was […]

New by Dan Cohen: "The Fight Over the Future of Digital Books"

“The Fight Over the Future of Digital Books” is a new article on the The Atlantic web site, by Dan Cohen, winner of the 2011 Kilgour Award from OCLC and director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (the people who bring us Zotero and many other cool […]

New From OCLC Research: OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011

New Report and Related Data: OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011 From a News Release: This report describes a collaborative project between OCLC and OhioLINK that examined circulation in academic libraries, and includes an overview of data publicly available from the activity. The size of the combined collection and the number and diversity of […]

OCLC Research Library Partnership Posts Membership Facts and Stats

In a new post on the HangingTogether Blog from OCLC Research titled, “A little about the OCLC Research Library Partnership”, Nancy Elkington (Director of Partner Relations) shares some updated statistics about the group. As of September 1st, there are 153 institutions who have joined the Partnership. Of these, 105 (or 66%) were part of the […]

Another New Experimental Resource from OCLC Research: ArchiveGrid

From a HangingTogether Blog Post by Jim Michalko: Those of you in the archive or research library world may be familiar with ArchiveGrid®, a database and discovery service that grew out of RLG’s Archival Resources service which leveraged all the collection level descriptions in the union catalog and aggregated the encoded finding aids that institutions […]

New Partnership Will Expose WorldCat Content via Ex Libris

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC and Ex Libris Group have signed an agreement that will enable Ex Libris to incorporate the WorldCat Search API into several Ex Libris discovery and delivery services, providing OCLC member libraries access to WorldCat through the Ex Libris Primo and MetaLib solutions. Ex Libris will integrate the WorldCat Search API, […]

HathiTrust Full-Text Index to Be Integrated Into OCLC Services

From OCLC: OCLC and HathiTrust have signed an agreement that will allow OCLC to integrate the HathiTrust full-text index into OCLC services, enabling member libraries and their users to more easily discover resources from this important digital collection through WorldCat. Under this new agreement, OCLC will be able to integrate the full-text index of HathiTrust […]

Happy 40th Birthday to the World's Largest Bibliographic Database! Happy Birthday to WorldCat!

From OCLC: On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog and Shared Cataloging system (now known as WorldCat) began operation. That first day, from a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, cataloged 133 books online. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 240 million records representing more than 1.7 billion items in OCLC […]

OCLC Announces Members of Search Committe to Find New CEO, Library Community Will Also Be Asked For Input

From OCLC (aka Straight Out of Dublin): The OCLC Board of Trustees will engage OCLC members in the process to select a successor to Jay Jordan, who plans to retire as OCLC President and CEO at the end of June 2012. Larry Alford, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees, and Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries, […]