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March 25, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC Research is pleased to announce that Chela Scott Weber will join the division as Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence. In this position, Chela will investigate and shape the OCLC research agenda, focusing on the areas of challenge and opportunity for special collections, archives, and distinctive collections with research and academic libraries.

March 11, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC has appointed Monika Sengul-Jones as Wikipedian-in-Residence for Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together, a project led by OCLC’s WebJunction program. Sengul-Jones will work with WebJunction to design and deliver an online training program that will introduce U.S. public librarians to the innerworkings of Wikipedia this fall. The training will enable librarians to edit Wikipedia, guide patrons in its use and lead local Wikipedia-based community engagement programs with confidence. In her role, Sengul-Jones will also foster connections between public librarians and Wikipedia’s volunteer editor community.

February 20, 2017

(OCLC) Cardiff University, one of Britain's leading research universities, will use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyze and inform decisions about consolidating print collections in preparation for a move to a new purpose-built library in a few years.

February 17, 2017

(OCLC) and the library of Münster University of Applied Sciences announced today that FH Münster is now live with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Service.

February 10, 2017

(OCLC) Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, was recognized with the ALISE Service Award during the ALISE 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

February 2, 2017

(OCLC) As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers.

January 20, 2017

(OCLC) The HELIN Library Consortium, which includes seven academic libraries in the northeastern United States, is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

January 19, 2017

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

January 17, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada, to significantly increase resource sharing options and capabilities for both Relais customers and OCLC member libraries and groups worldwide.

(OCLC) OCLC introduces Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The new Tipasa system is built on the OCLC WorldShare technology platform and takes advantage of the world’s largest resource sharing network.

December 6, 2016

(OCLC) Radboud University, a research university in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

December 1, 2016

(OCLC) Fifteen small U.S. public libraries have been selected to participate in the ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). The libraries, chosen from 106 completed applications, are located in 12 different states and serve communities ranging in size from 1,000 to 21,000 people.

November 15, 2016

(OCLC) Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian for Ryerson University, and Jacques Malschaert, Director of Bibliotheekservice Fryslân, officially took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board’s November meeting. Both were elected to the Board of Trustees by OCLC Global Council in April 2016.

November 8, 2016

(OCLC) The National Central Library of Rome has loaded nearly 2 million records into WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections, to increase visibility of these Italian collections around the world.

November 7, 2016

(OCLC) The University of Gloucestershire has selected WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library management system.

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