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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.

November 14, 2018

(OCLC) The University of the Basque Country, the public research institution in the Basque Country of Spain, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. ESEHU has 16 branches and almost 1 million bibliographic records and serves more than 66,000 students, faculty and staff.

November 13, 2018

(OCLC) Two new members took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during their November meeting: Craig Anderson, University Librarian, Deakin University, Australia; and Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

November 7, 2018

(OCLC) The Episcopal Public Library of Barcelona, the oldest preserved public access library in the city of Barcelona, has announced the addition of more than 124,000 bibliographic records of its catalogue collections to WorldCat.

November 6, 2018

(OCLC) The University of Winnipeg, a top-ranked university in Canada and a member of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform.

October 10, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC is partnering with Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading academic publishers, to create and deliver high-quality catalog records representing important scholarly works to libraries. As an OCLC cataloging partner, Taylor & Francis will provide published works for OCLC's team of professional catalogers to create high-quality records to be added to WorldCat and delivered to libraries. OCLC will create 7,000 full-level MARC records annually and deliver records through WorldShare Collection Manager to Taylor & Francis global library customers. In addition, OCLC will automatically maintain WorldCat holdings for Taylor & Francis customers with an OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription.

October 5, 2018

(OCLC) 200 libraries are now using Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries.

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