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OCLC Services transforming for Webscale


To support the evolving needs of libraries and their users, OCLC cataloging, discovery and interlibrary loan services will undergo major change during the next few years. This transformation will provide new and expanded functionality to OCLC members. It will also advance OCLC's strategy to collaboratively build Webscale with libraries.

Libraries are migrating from WorldCat Resource Sharing to OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan through 31 December 2013. OCLC WorldShare Metadata is now available to all OCLC Cataloging subscribers. WorldShare Collection Manager was released in August 2012. Beta testing of a new discovery service that combines the precision searching of FirstSearch with the reach of is underway.

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