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March 21, 2019

(OCLC) Research Solutions, a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's award-winning research platform, provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalized access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Tipasa, OCLC's cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows academic librarians to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests by automating routine borrowing and lending functions so they can quickly deliver items and provide a superior customer experience.

March 7, 2019

(OCLC) Fifteen public libraries that serve small U.S. communities 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. This will be the second cohort to participate, thanks to an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand the 2016 National Leadership Grant project. The project team received 120 applications from 38 states. The selected libraries represent 15 states and serve communities ranging in size from 900 to 15,500 people.T

March 5, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC, a leading library technology and research organization, has published The Library 100: Top Novels of All Time, a list of the novels most widely available in libraries today. The list is based on data in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

February 13, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC is partnering with the Consortium, the French non-profit that developed ezPAARSE software with the CNRS Institute for Scientific Information, to enhance OCLC’s EZproxy authentication software with analytics features and to expand the use of ezPAARSE outside of France.

January 23, 2019

(OCLC) The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative is expanding its work with OCLC’s Sustainable Collection Services on a shared print monographs retention project to analyze the group’s collections and ensure that copies of important print works are identified, retained and shared among group members.

January 22, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2019. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

January 10, 2019

(OCLC) he University of Florida is working with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNCJM), the National Library of Cuba, to register Cuban materials in WorldCat, the most comprehensive global database of library collections, making these resources available to researchers around the world.

January 8, 2019

(OCLC) McGill University, one of Canada’s top ranked research-intensive institutions, will be upgrading its knowledge management infrastructure and fully integrating OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library services platform.

December 18, 2018

(OCLC) Bart Murphy, an innovative technology leader with significant application development and infrastructure management experience, has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer of OCLC.

December 17, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC partnered with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.

December 4, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices.

November 29, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC has received a $249,710 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the U.S.In the first two years of the project, OCLC partnered with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) to guide and support 15 small public libraries in 12 states as they applied principles of design thinking to create space for social, active learning at the library. Participating libraries completed an online training program led by WebJunction, OCLC’s free online learning community for library staff; and received a $5,000 sub-grant for materials, equipment and furnishings for their reimagined space. One of the libraries, Madison County Public Library, has been recognized as Best Small Library in America 2018 by Library Journal; renovations to the library were supported by the Smart Spaces program.

November 21, 2018

(OCLC) The Kore University of Enna (Universitá Kore di Enna), the only private university in Sicily, is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.

(OCLC) Four leading academic libraries in New Zealand have migrated to Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, Auckland University of Technology and University of Otago expect to go-live in December 2018.

November 15, 2018

(OCLC) Anythink, the public library system for Adams County, Colorado, just north of Denver, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

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