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OCLC Abstracts is a weekly e-publication that provides news and information about OCLC services, programs and research, along with a story that highlights the latest research in the technology, economic or social landscape.

Recent Issues of OCLC Abstracts

  • Vol. 17, No. 47

    In this issue: 12 public libraries in Québec providing online reference around the clock; Mobile key to relationship building; Evolving Scholarly Record workshops; View OCLC's first digital annual report; Make knowledge visible and available internat...

  • Vol. 17, No. 46

    In this issue: Our first digital annual report is ready; 10 trends ready to shake up education; RLUK, OCLC to improve library visibility with shared collection management goals; Cut down your e-resource cataloging time

  • Vol. 17, No. 45

    In this issue: Four new members take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees; PRG publishes International Research Library Benchmarks; Lorcan Dempsey’s insights into the future of libraries captured in new book; Support scientists around the world

  • Vol. 17, No. 44

    In this issue: Submit nominations for Global and Regional Councils online; 32% of consumers read entire books on mobile phones; New OCLC report: Registering Researchers in Authority Files; Grant trouble-free access to all your library's e-resources

  • Vol. 17, No. 43

    In this issue: TU Delft selects WorldShare Management Services; New report reveals that digital publishers want time-based metrics; New IMLS grant extends research on digital repositories; Member Story: Improve troubleshooting response time

  • Vol. 17, No. 42

    In this issue: OCLC Research publishes "Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting"; New report: Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries; Quickly clear out cataloging backlogs

  • Vol. 17, No. 41

    In this issue: Four centuries of Dutch cultural heritage added to WorldCat; Shared opinions on social media are a major influence on purchase; Registration open for the 2015 OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting

  • Vol. 17, No. 40

    In this issue: OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery API beta; Library Learning Channel proposal for Knight News Challenge; New white paper offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

  • Vol. 17, No. 39

    In this issue: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects OCLC WMS; Image-focused design: Is bigger better? Mary Sauer-Games joins OCLC as Vice President of Product Management; Register today for an OCLC Member Forum near you

  • Vol. 17, No. 38

    In this issue: Survey results point to benefits of exposure and utility for linked data; PRG publishes Academic Library Use of eBooks; Deliver hard-to-find materials when researchers need them; Tell us what you know about the Internet of Things ...