DUBLIN, Ohio, 26 January 2014. OCLC has finalized agreements with 17 publishers around the world to add valuable electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide.
Incorporating bibliographic data that link to these collections into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will reduce the cost of managing these resources and provide immediate access for libraries that subscribe to or want to purchase these collections.
The following new agreements with leading content providers have recently been signed and their collections will be added to WorldCat over the next few months:
- American Mathematical Society based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, with its 30,000 members, is dedicated to furthering mathematical research and scholarship. The AMS provides programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics. The American Mathematical Society is one of the premier publishers of advanced mathematics worldwide and will be providing OCLC with books and journal content.
- American Society for Microbiology based in Washington, D.C., USA, is the largest single life science society, with more than 39,000 scientists and health professionals. Its mission is to advance the microbiological sciences for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. American Society for Microbiology will be providing OCLC with journal and book content.
- CRC Press based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, is a global publisher of scientific, technical and medical content. CRC Press publishes reference works, handbooks and textbooks, as well as the award-winning CRCnetBASE e-book collections. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.
- CSIRO Publishing based in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. The publishing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences and environmental management. CSIRO Publishing will be providing OCLC with their books and journals.
- Digitalia based in New York, New York, USA, is the premier Hispanic database of e-books and e-journals with the broadest access to high-quality content in Spanish Language. Thousands of e-books from the most renowned Spanish and Latin American publishing houses, as well as relevant journals that cover all topics of interest are included in Digitalia. Digitalia is a global leader providing selected titles and bringing to libraries qualitative content driven by information technology and the best practices in content management.
- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) based in Catonsville, Maryland, USA, is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics, publishing 13 scholarly journals that describe the latest O.R. and analytics methods and applications.
- JSTOR based in New York, New York, USA, is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. JSTOR helps people discover and use a wide range of content on their research platform and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR will include its digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books and primary sources.
- Knowledge Unlatched is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative based in London, UK. By working with libraries, publishers, researcher funders and foundations, Knowledge Unlatched seeks to make scholarly books freely available to readers on an open access license, while retaining the best aspects of the existing publishing system. The initiative enables libraries to work together to reach a sustainable open future for specialist academic books. Their vision is a healthy market that includes free access for end users.
- Liverpool University Press (LUP), Liverpool, UK, is one of Europe's oldest university presses. LUP's mission is to disseminate high quality scholarly research and to promote learning and culture through the publication of books and journals. OCLC will index metadata and full text for Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed online platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.
- The Metropolitan Opera based in New York, New York, USA, has introduced an online video and audio streaming service available to universities and colleges, connecting academic users to a digital catalog of more than 450 full-length Met performances. Met Opera on Demand: Student Access is available to colleges worldwide through a license subscription.
- Mintel Group Ltd based in London, UK, is a leading global supplier of consumer, product and market intelligence. For 40 years, Mintel has provided insight into key worldwide trends, offering exclusive data and analysis that directly impacts client success. OCLC will index data for the Oxygen Collection.
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers LLC based in San Rafael, California, USA, is an innovative new company formed by experienced publishing professionals to serve the global research and development communities in science and technology. Our mission is to create "next-generation" digital information products that combine authoritative content with state-of-the-art technology and a customer-oriented business model. OCLC will include The Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences.
- Naxos of America, Inc. based in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, is the world's leading classical music labels. Naxos' catalogue includes classical music CDs and DVDs as well as genres, such as jazz, new age, educational and audiobooks.
- NBC Learn based in New York, New York, USA, is the educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners. NBC Learn has created online resources for the education community leveraging historic news coverage, documentary materials and current news broadcasts. NBC Learn also offers primary source materials, lesson plans and classroom planning resources. NBC Learn will be providing OCLC data for their NBC Learn K-12 and NBC Learn Higher Ed collections.
- Publishers Row based in Skokie, Illinois, USA, is one of the industry's e-book pioneers with more than 15 years of e-book development experience. Publishers Row is a wholly owned subsidiary of Varda Graphics and serves as a technology platform solution for digital editions of books for hundreds of publishers from conversion to invoicing. OCLC will receive data for the ALA's CHOICE E-Collection e-books and Judaica Studies.
- Recorded Books, LLC based in Prince Fredrick, Maryland, is a leading provider of library services around the world, one of the largest independent producers of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring e-books and professionally narrated English and Spanish Language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training and database services.
- Thieme Medical Publishers based in Stuttgart, Germany, is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings and advocates medical education. OCLC will index metadata for Thieme journals.
Both WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base continue to grow with new providers and collections. For more information on current content lists, see the WorldCat and WorldCat knowledge base pages on OCLC.org.
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