New WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service simplifies library workflows, expands delivery options beyond traditional ILL

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service now available for use by libraries in the United States

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will provide an integrated delivery solution with new and expanded features for libraries. The service will combine discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials within a single interface and support evolving workflow changes in libraries, such as the option to purchase needed items rather than borrow them.

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Most users are unable to solve even halfway complicated problems with search, according to the latest usability research. Search suggestions are a now a popular way to help people overcome their limited search abilities by showing a drop-down of fully formed potential queries as soon as users type in a few characters that hint at their needs.

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Boosting visibility, usage of UK libraries online

Research indicates that 60 percent of Brits don’t visit their local library and that most are unaware of the new services they offer. Bookmark Your Library, a new website launched this week in the UK, intends to change that. Developed by OCLC, The Combined RegionsThe Arts Council England, The Society of Chief Librarians, The Reading Agency, and The Collections Trust, the new initiative plans to boost visibility and usage of public library resources and services by moving them collectively online and making them accessible via a single digital presence. “Our goal is to help promote the services of libraries around the country—as they provide support to everyone,” says Elisabeth Robinson of Bookmark Your Library.

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EVENTS

Extending access to e-books for public libraries: new strategies

This webinar will present recent research and data on public library e-book purchasing and explore new strategies being developed around public policy, data collection and the library’s value in the e-book supply chain.

 
 
30 April 2013 | 1–2 pm Eastern Daylight Time [UTC-4]

Access to e-books is one of the most important issues facing public libraries. With a planning grant (The Big Shift) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data on public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access.

MEMBERSHIP

OCLC member libraries around the world:

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEABK

River City Middle School
Post Falls, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDRCE

Universidad Autonóma de Veracruz
Veracruz, México
OCLC symbol: MXUVZ

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, EGADE Business School
Nuevo León, México
OCLC symbol: MXEGA

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, EGAP Gobierno y Política Pública
Nuevo León, México
OCLC symbol: MXEGP

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WORLDCAT UPDATE

Number of records

287,791,964


Number of holdings

1,969,129,952

Numbers are updated weekly and reflect only records contributed by libraries. Article-level metadata is not included.

 
 
 

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