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OCLC Abstracts

27 January 2014  /  Vol. 17 No. 4  /  ISSN 1932-4847


OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery

The new suite of cloud-based applications brings together the FirstSearch and WorldCat Local services and will enable discovery of nearly 2,000 e-content collections. More »


University websites: 10 design guidelines

Effective university websites can increase conversions, strengthen institutional credibility and brand, improve user satisfaction, and save time and money. More »


OCLC Research and ALISE name recipients of 2014 Library and Information Science Research Grants

The grants support research that advances librarianship and information science, promotes independent research to help librarians integrate new technologies into areas of traditional competence, and contributes to a better understanding of the library environment. Full-time academic faculty (or the equivalent) in schools of library and information science worldwide are eligible to apply for grants of up to $15,000. More »

Upcoming Events

6 February 2014

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team

This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:30 PM–03:30 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


18 February 2014

Getting ready for WorldCat Discovery

Come see the new suite of cloud-based applications that brings together FirstSearch and WorldCat Local.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


7 April 2014

Computers in Libraries 2014

OCLC members who register by March 7 can receive a special conference rate of $299. Use code OCLC14 to receive the special rate.

Venue: Washington Hillton, Washington, D.C.



OCLC member libraries around the world.

Valley City State University Library and Information Science
Valley City, North Dakota, USA
OCLC symbol: NDVCS

Horowhenua Library Trust
Levin, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NZLEP

Tribunal cantonal Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
OCLC symbol: CHTCN

Parafield Gardens High School
Parafield Gardens, South Australia, Australia
OCLC symbol: AUPGS

Te Awamutu Public Library
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: UKPEH


Number of electronic, digital and physical resources available through a single search of WorldCat Discovery Services.


WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every second, WorldCat contains bibliographic records and holdings contributed by more than 11,000 libraries around the world. Learn more »