DUBLIN, Ohio, June 27, 2014. OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, are working together to automate the process to keep e-book and e-journal holdings from ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text platform for research literature, up-to-date in WorldCat and library catalogs. The automated process ensures seamless access to subscribed content without intervention from library staff.
Libraries will be able to request that Elsevier provides OCLC with holdings data for content subscribed to on ScienceDirect. The data will be loaded into the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines information about a library's electronic resources with linking features that enable access to the content. Holdings data and access will be automatically kept current for OCLC cataloging libraries, without the need for library staff to manually intervene.
"OCLC's collaboration with Elsevier will help library staff keep e-book and e-journal cataloging and holdings information from ScienceDirect current by automating the process," said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. "This partnership will save libraries time and will result in fast, easy and reliable access to these critical e-collections for library users."
Alexandra de Lange, Head of Third-Party Platform Relations at Elsevier, said, "We are excited to continue the collaboration with OCLC. An effortless process to ensure seamless access to content is an important step in our ambition to continuously increase content utility on our platform. We are confident that our customers are excited to participate in this service and see the benefits in terms of increased efficiency of their administrative processes."
Libraries wishing to automatically keep their e-book and e-journal holdings from Elsevier up-to-date in the WorldCat knowledge base can visit http://oc.lc/Elsevier to get started. Questions about this program can be directed to OCLC Publisher Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.