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February 10, 2015

University of KwaZulu-Natal is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

The University of KwaZulu-Natal, a leading South African university, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

January 30, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West uses CONTENTdm to provide online access to its vast historic archives. OCLC

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is located near Yellowstone National Park in Cody, Wyoming. Its purpose is to share the story of the authentic American West, and it is comprised of five different museums. The center’s McCracken Research Library has a vast collection of historic items, including unique manuscripts, letters, photographs, audio and video materials and more.

January 29, 2015

22 ATLA libraries now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Twenty-two member libraries of the American Theological Library Association are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system.

OCLC and Library of Congress linked data initiatives compared and contrasted in new white paper. OCLC

OCLC and the Library of Congress have jointly released a white paper that compares and contrasts the compatible linked data initiatives at both institutions. The paper, "Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC," is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be published later this year.

January 28, 2015

Accessible Archives MARC records added to WorldCat and Digitized Collections added to WorldCat Discovery Services. OCLC

Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has entered into an agreement with OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services for libraries, to add MARC records from hundreds of digitized historical book resources to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide. Accessible Archives' diverse primary source collections, which now are available through WorldCat Discovery Services, also include newspapers and periodicals from Colonial and Early America. Unlimited Prioritiesis the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, and also facilitated the negotiations for this agreement.

OCLC Research and ALISE name recipients of 2015 Library and Information Science Research Grants. OCLC

OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Matthew Griffis of the University of Southern Mississippi, Jin Ha Lee of the University of Washington and Eric Meyers of the University of British Columbia. The awards will be presented January 29 at the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference Awards Reception in Chicago, Illinois.

January 20, 2015

New grants awarded to OCLC strengthen continuing education and professional development for U.S. information workers. OCLC

OCLC has received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to advance and sustain professional development and continuing education for information workers across the United States. The grants will support continued work of the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums to produce strategies for effective staff learning programs, and will identify new opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration among archives, library and museum organizations.

January 13, 2015

OCLC acquires Sustainable Collection Services. OCLC

OCLC has acquired Sustainable Collection Services, the industry leader in helping libraries manage their print collections. OCLC maintains WorldCat, the largest aggregation of library data in the world, as well as the world's largest library resource sharing network. SCS is the leader in analyzing print collection data to help libraries manage and share their materials. SCS services leverage WorldCat data and analytics to show individual libraries and library consortia which titles should be kept locally, which can be discarded, and which are the best candidates for shared collections.

January 7, 2015

OCLC and the British Library offer new option for fast, flexible document delivery. OCLC

OCLC and the British Library now offer a new option for fast, flexible purchase from the British Library Document Supply Service that enables library staff to confirm the availability of required documents before placing an order, and provides a wide range of choices for delivery and price.

December 16, 2014

Universiteit Maastricht kiest voor OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Universiteit Maastricht (UM), een van de beste universiteiten van Nederland, heeft OCLC WorldShare Management Services gekozen als bibliotheekbeheersysteem.

Maastricht University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Maastricht University, a leading international university in the Netherlands, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

December 4, 2014

OCLC and the Library of Congress—working together to clarify approaches to library linked data. OCLC

OCLC and the Library of Congress are actively engaged and committed to working together to address library challenges using linked data technologies.

November 14, 2014

RLUK and OCLC partner for shared collection management and visibility goals. OCLC

OCLC and Research Libraries UK, a consortium of the largest research organisations in the UK and Ireland, today announced an expanded partnership that will help RLUK achieve key strategic objectives for shared collection management and resource discovery.

RLUK en OCLC breiden samenwerking uit. OCLC

OCLC en Research Libraries UK, een consortium van de grootste onderzoeksinstellingen in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Ierland, hebben vandaag een uitgebreidere samenwerking aangekondigd. Deze overeenkomst zal RLUK helpen bij het bereiken van de belangrijkste strategische doelstellingen voor gezamenlijk gedeeld collectiebeheer en discovery van bronnenmateriaal.

November 10, 2014

Four new members take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. OCLC

Four new members participated in their first OCLC Board of Trustees meeting today in Dublin: Brady J. Deaton, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Missouri; Kathleen Keane, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press; John F. Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library; and Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University South Africa.

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