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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.

October 28, 2014

TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

TU Delft Library gaat over op OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

TU Delft Library, de bibliotheek van de Technische Universiteit Delft kiest voor OCLC als leverancier van clouddiensten voor discovery en bibliotheekbeheer. Deze keuze is via een Europese aanbesteding tot stand gekomen.

October 9, 2014

Vier eeuwen Nederlands erfgoed toegevoegd aan WorldCat. OCLC

De Koninklijke Bibliotheek is een overeenkomst aangegaan met OCLC om vier belangrijke collecties met gedigitaliseerd bronnenmateriaal uit Nederlandstalige landen aan WorldCat toe te voegen, zodat deze waardevolle stukken nu ook wereldwijd beschikbaar komen.

October 8, 2014

Four centuries of Dutch cultural heritage added to WorldCat. OCLC

The National Library of the Netherlands, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, has entered into an agreement with OCLC to add four important collections of digitized resources from Dutch-speaking countries to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide.

October 4, 2014

OCLC CIO Jeff Jacobs named among Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders. OCLC

Jeff Jacobs, OCLC Chief Information Officer, has been named among IDG’s Computerworld 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

October 3, 2014

New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries. OCLC

A group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC have published Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access, a white paper that identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and offers practical recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries.

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