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OCLC releases new membership report: Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community

Jan
20

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 20, 2011—Americans are using libraries a lot more as the economic downturn has impacted lives, careers and incomes. Americans see increased value in libraries and the value that libraries provide to their communities, and report even stronger appreciation of the value librarians bring to the information search experience, according to a new membership report by OCLC, a nonprofit library services and research organization.

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HathiTrust Digital Library and OCLC introduce WorldCat Local prototype

Jan
18

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2011—OCLC and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype (http://hathitrust.worldcat.org) for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library infrastructure.

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OCLC and Amigos form new partnership to deliver OCLC Web-scale Management Services to libraries

Jan
08

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 8, 2011—OCLC and Amigos Library Services, two leading nonprofit library membership organizations, have entered into a new partnership to provide libraries with expanded implementation, training and education services for OCLC’s new Web-scale Management Services.

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MacArthur Foundation funds ‘Reference Extract’ to draw on librarians’ expertise and add credibility to Web search experience

Jan
06

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 6, 2011—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $350,000 to fund researchers and developers from OCLC, the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington and Zepheira LLC to continue work creating a more credible Web search experience based on the unique expertise, services and input from librarians worldwide.

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EBSCO Publishing to Acquire NetLibrary Division from OCLC

Mar
17

~As eBooks become mainstream, NetLibrary users to benefit from
expanded eContent integration~

DUBLIN, Ohio/Ipswich MA, March 17, 2010 — OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform as well as operations and infrastructure in Boulder, Colorado.

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OCLC’s QuestionPoint and Mosio’s Text a Librarian Announce Virtual Reference Collaboration

Jan
15

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Bob Murphy +1-614-761-5136
[email protected]

Jamieson Chandler +1-415-894-2899
[email protected]

Project to offer text messaging reference options to QuestionPoint users

Dublin, Ohio January 15, 2010 -- OCLC and Mosio are working together to enable seamless integration of Mosio’s Text a Librarian text messaging reference software with OCLC’s QuestionPoint reference management service to provide a comprehensive virtual reference solution for libraries.

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