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September 4, 2014

IMLS awards grant to OCLC to help libraries continue to support community health initiatives. OCLC

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded OCLC a grant to continue work helping libraries support health information initiatives in their communities. In July 2013, OCLC received an IMLS grant to increase libraries’ ability to respond to customer health information needs, launching the “Health Happens in Libraries” program. IMLS is supporting an expansion of that effort with a $199,050 grant to OCLC. OCLC and its partner, ZeroDivide, will develop additional resources for individual libraries to highlight ways they can lead or support health initiatives.

September 2, 2014

Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat to share its collection with the world. OCLC

Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.

August 19, 2014

Five librarians selected as 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellows. OCLC

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

August 15, 2014

Mary Sauer-Games named Vice President of Product Management at OCLC. OCLC

Mary Sauer-Games, an established executive with extensive experience developing and launching successful new products in the digital publishing industry, has been named Vice President of Product Management at OCLC. She will be responsible for OCLC products and services around the world.

July 22, 2014

Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. OCLC

Drew Bordas has been named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. He will be responsible for OCLC’s Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.

July 18, 2014

Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium. OCLC

Anet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add some 2 million records to WorldCat.

July 14, 2014

Merrilee Proffitt inducted as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. OCLC

Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer, was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists during a ceremony today at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA in Washington, D.C. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.

July 13, 2014

IMLS announces new grant to OCLC to strengthen early learning activities in libraries. OCLC

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a National Leadership Grant to OCLC to help guide public libraries in offering programs for young children that will build critical literacy skills.

July 11, 2014

ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to OCLC Research for Understanding the Collective Collection. OCLC

OCLC Research has been awarded the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for outstanding service to ALCTS in the report, ‘Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections.’

July 10, 2014

OCLC EMEA offers e-Services package. OCLC

OCLC EMEA launched an e-Services package using cloud-based applications from WorldShare to streamline and automate the management, discovery and delivery of e-content for libraries. The e-Services package from WorldShare is available now to libraries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

OCLC introduceert eServices op basis van WorldShare. OCLC

Vandaag kondigt OCLC EMEA aan dat het een oplossing lanceert voor eServices, een pakket WorldShare-applicaties in de cloud dat bibliotheken helpt hun management, discovery en levering van eContent te stroomlijnen en te automatiseren.

June 27, 2014

OCLC and Elsevier to offer automated seamless access to subscribed e-content. OCLC

OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, are working together to automate the process to keep e-book and e-journal holdings from ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature, up-to-date in WorldCat and library catalogs. The automated process ensures seamless access to subscribed content without intervention from library staff.

June 25, 2014

Education, Learning and Libraries at a Tipping Point. OCLC

A new report suggests that the cumulative weight of changing consumer habits, enabling technologies like MOOCs and mobile, and the high cost of postsecondary education are resetting expectations and bringing permanent changes to education and lifelong learning.

The University of Barcelona creates a digital collection of priceless historical items. OCLC

University of Barcelona’s Learning and Research Resources Centre made available its Digital Heritage Library. This unique digital collection is powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software.

La educación, el aprendizaje y las bibliotecas están en un punto de inflexión. OCLC

Un informe reciente sugiere que el peso acumulativo de los cambiantes hábitos del consumidor, la posibilidad de usar tecnologías como los cursos en línea masivos y abiertos (Massive Open Online Courses, MOOC) y la telefonía móvil, junto con el alto costo de la educación postsecundaria son factores que redefinen las expectativas provocando cambios constantes en la educación y el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida.

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