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July 1, 2019

(OCLC) The Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (BSZ) and Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) have announced the launch of a new joint initiative, K10plus. The new collaboration will result in the largest catalog for scientific libraries in Germany and is developed using OCLC’s Syndeo, a suite of services that facilitates national and regional library collaboration.

June 19, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading content providers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

June 18, 2019

(OCLC) The Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), a coalition of Québec universities, has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as the library services platform for 17 of its members.

(OCLC) Le Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), un regroupement d’universités québécoises, a choisi les Services de gestion WorldShare d’OCLC comme plateforme de services de bibliothèque pour 17 de ses établissements membres.

June 12, 2019

(OCLC) Utrecht University, one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in the Netherlands, has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform.

May 31, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC and Springshare have signed an agreement to transfer the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative and all active QuestionPoint subscriptions to Springshare, a recognized leader in the development of reference software for libraries worldwide.

May 9, 2019

(OCLC) Orange County Library System, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

April 23, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC has partnered with Knovel to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.

April 10, 2019

(OCLC) Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

April 2, 2019

(OCLC) United Arab Emirates University has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to bring added value to students and faculty. WorldShare Management Services is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library’s electronic resources and the world’s knowledge.

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 Couperin.org 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.

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