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February 1, 2016

(OCLC) Erasmus University Rotterdam, one of the largest universities in the Netherlands with over 24,000 students and a research community of approximately 1,400 scientists, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

January 9, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education have awarded research grants for five projects to be conducted by 10 researchers.

January 7, 2016

(OCLC) ACI Information Group's research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, is now accessible to global audiences through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat is the largest network of library information in the world. With more than two billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries, WorldCat makes library collections visible to people who need them.

(OCLC) OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) now supports shared print monograph projects through its GreenGlass application. GreenGlass group features extend collection visualization and interactivity to consortial or regional collections, enabling participating libraries to better understand and manage their shared collection.

January 6, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

December 4, 2015

(OCLC) The University of Groningen, an institution with a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614 that is consistently named among the world’s best, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

November 30, 2015

(OCLC) University of Sheffield is the first institution in the UK to select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services, the analysis tools and services that will help the University Library make more informed decisions about managing its print resources.

November 18, 2015

(OCLC) West Virginia University Libraries, which serves more than 31,000 students and comprises five libraries and the WVU Press, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

November 16, 2015

(OCLC) Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, officially took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the Board’s November meeting. She was elected to the Board by OCLC Global Council in April 2015.

November 9, 2015

(OCLC) OCLC Research has published a new compilation, The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn, which represents more than a decade of collaborative work studying the information-seeking behaviors of library users.

October 20, 2015

(OCLC) The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, one of the world’s oldest universities, has agreed to add more than 2 million records to WorldCat, the world’s largest collection of library data, effectively opening its valuable collections to researchers and readers around the world who share an interest in Hispanic culture.

(OCLC) Mintek Library has decided to adopt Web technology and move towards offering a more online library service to Mintek, a global leader in mineral and metallurgical innovation.

October 5, 2015

(OCLC) William (Bill) J. Rozek has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer. Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for ProQuest Information and Learning, a global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets, and Budco, Inc., a fulfillment services organization in Highland Park, Michigan.

October 2, 2015

(OCLC) OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. This final print run marked the end of a service that has steadily decreased over the past few decades as libraries have moved their catalogs online.

September 29, 2015

(OCLC) Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, is now live using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. The university library is the second in the Netherlands to go live with WMS, following Tilburg University.

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