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OCLC Partnership Programs

Your link to the library market

OCLC is leading the charge to help libraries worldwide be more productive, integrated and visible on the Web. We welcome mutually beneficial relationships with publishers, eContent providers, Web sites, information providers, industry vendors and others to serve this vital and growing community.

A partnership with OCLC can help you:

  • Increase your reach in the library market
  • Expand your distribution channel
  • Make your content discoverable on the Web
  • Differentiate your services for libraries
  • Connect your business to libraries worldwide
  • Get metadata and/or MARC records about library materials

For more information about a partnership with OCLC, contact OCLC Business Development.

About OCLC

OCLC is the largest library services and research enterprise in the world. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, USA, OCLC has offices in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. OCLC helps more than libraries serve millions of users in more than 170 countries and territories. For more than 40 years, OCLC and the participating libraries have worked together to build WorldCat—the largest database of bibliographic information in the world.

For content providers

 Make your content more visible and increase your reach in libraries. If you have databases, eBooks, journals, archives, digitized items—any kind of published work—that you want to get in front of information seekers, OCLC can help.

For Integrated Library Service (ILS) vendors

 Providers of local library systems can work with OCLC to test compatibility and to stay up-to-date on developments concerning export of MARC records and new export methods for OCLC cataloging records.

For Web sites, bloggers and online service providers

 Tap into the 325 million page views that have come from partner sites since launched. You'll gain traffic and demonstrate support for your local library by linking to WorldCat records for books and other materials that you describe, sell or reference on your site or online service.

For library material vendors and booksellers

 Contribute metadata about your titles to WorldCat long before they're released, enhance your fulfillment services with WorldCat records and preset holdings, and help customers streamline their acquisitions.

Doing business with OCLC has been so easy—it's the exemplar way of doing business.”

—Josh Presnell, mobile app creator

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