New York, NY -- January 07, 2016. 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.
"WorldCat doesn't just provide research materials," explains ACI Information Group President Larry Schwartz. "It offers unique items that are typically only found in local libraries and niche collections. Our partnership with OCLC to make the ACI Scholarly Blog Index available through WorldCat Discovery gives researchers easy access to a very special and growing collection of over one million editorially-selected scholarly blog posts."
"The ACI Scholarly Blog Index is a welcome addition to WorldCat Discovery Services," said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. "Through WorldCat Discovery, searchers can find what they need from a wide range of information providers in a variety of formats. ACI's index of scholarly social media offers a unique resource created by scholars to share their latest research and commentary."
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative that provides technology services, original research, and community programs to support libraries. OCLC and its member libraries produce and maintain WorldCat. Librarians around the world trust WorldCat to deliver the content and search features users need. Every day, users search WorldCat for resources held in academic, research, public, and corporate/special libraries around the world.
"Providing access to the ACI Scholarly Blog Index through WorldCat brings a valuable collection of scholarly content to global audiences when and where they need it," says Schwartz. "OCLC is actively working with libraries to collect, manage, and share new types of library data, and the ACI Scholarly Blog Index fills a gap by delivering the real-time content from highly respected scholars that can't be found in other library collections."
About ACI Information Group
ACI Information Group (http://www.aci.info) is the world's leading aggregator of editorially selected and curated social media and blog publications. With over 10,000 scholarly blogs generating more than one million scholarly blog posts in its indices, ACI is revolutionizing the way people conduct research by enabling them to find the content they've been missing. Professionals, researchers, scholars, and students use the highly authoritative insights and analyses provided through ACI's editorially selected collection of social media publications to find information that is unavailable in traditional media and journals. Publishers choose to include their content in the ACI Index to reach new audiences and bolster real-time scholarly communications and post-publication discourse.