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10 millionth record added to WorldCat through WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway

Jun
07

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 7, 2011—A record for a book accessible online, titled Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy, marked the 10 millionth record added to WorldCat via the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. The record was harvested into WorldCat by staff at InTech, an open access publisher located in Rijeka, Croatia.

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32 libraries lead the way to Web-scale innovation--OCLC Web-scale Management Services on target for July 1 general release

Jun
02

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2, 2011—Since OCLC announced it was making its cloud-based library management services available to early adopters just 10 months ago, 32 libraries have committed to using OCLC Web-scale Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement. The early-adopter phase has now ended, and July 1 will mark general release of these innovative cloud-based services.

Among the libraries that have led the way for general release of the new services:

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WorldCat Local adds access to more databases, collections and publishers

May
31

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.

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OCLC’s WebJunction and ALA Learning Round Table collaborate to offer free online conference

May
03

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 3, 2011—WebJunction, OCLC’s online learning community for library staff, and the ALA Learning Round Table, which promotes quality continuing education for all library personnel, will team up to offer a free, online learning and training conference August 10–11, 2011.

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OCLC and Ingram to offer new option for access to e-books

Apr
11

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 11, 2011—OCLC and Ingram Content Group Inc. will soon offer a new service option that will provide library users short-term access to e-books not in their collection through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad.

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University of Oxford and OCLC Research collaborate to study digital ‘residents’ and ‘visitors’ in the transition between high school and university

Mar
31

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 31, 2011—University of Oxford and OCLC Research are collaborating in a six-month JISC-funded study, which is part of a larger three-year longitudinal project to investigate the theory of digital residents and visitors with students in the transitional educational stage, the time between late-stage secondary or high school and the first year of university.

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WorldCat Local offers more content from leading publishers

Mar
24

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 24, 2011—An expanding collection of authoritative content from leading academic publishers is now accessible through WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to electronic, digital and physical library materials.

WorldCat Local provides access to more than 750 million items, including books, journals and databases from international publishers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; as well as the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.

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OCLC introduces a redesigned CONTENTdm

Mar
08

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 8, 2011—CONTENTdm 6, the latest version of OCLC’s popular CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management software, offers a complete redesign for the end-user experience along with new website configuration tools that enable digital collection administrators to easily customize their collections websites without programming expertise. CONTENTdm now offers new customization options, new architecture and improvements for search engine optimization.

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Geek the Library awareness campaign increases library visibility and support among residents in pilot communities

Feb
04

Geek the Library, a community awareness campaign designed to highlight the value of public libraries and inform the public about critical library funding issues, positively changed community perceptions about libraries in a pilot, according to a new OCLC membership report. The report, Geek the Library: A Community Awareness Campaign www.oclc.org/reports/geekthelibrary.htm, offers a comprehensive overview of the pilot campaign completed in 2010.

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EasyBib.com and OCLC collaborate to build library-branded citation service

Jan
25

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 25, 2011—OCLC and ImagineEasy Solutions, LLC are collaborating to create a customizable library version of ImagineEasy Solutions’ popular EasyBib.com service, the most popular online citation site on the Web. The EasyBib Library Edition service will be rolled out in a beta testing phase with select OCLC member libraries this month.

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