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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 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 4, 2018

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

October 3, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC has been awarded a $249,714 National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to collect and share knowledge and resources to support public libraries and their community partners address the opioid crisis.

September 14, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC Research, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in research libraries. The survey is being sent to library directors at 31 institutions in Canada.

September 4, 2018

(OCLC) SAE Institute, a global college focused on the digital arts, is using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to bring together its 51 campuses in 25 countries on the same library services platform so students and staff can collaborate and access the resources they need.

August 26, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.

August 8, 2018

(OCLC) The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, an integrated suite of cloud-based library management applications.

July 31, 2018

(OCLC) King’s College London has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to help staff make more data-driven decisions about their print monographs. A research-led institution which is ranked among the top universities in the world, King’s College London comprises six libraries and an off-site storage facility housing 1 million print volumes, 44,000 e-journals and 350,000 e-books. As the demand for library space increases, the staff are having to consider ways in which they can free up space, while also working to adhere to their commitment of growing their physical collections.

July 29, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC has extended its partnership with the National Library of New Zealand with an agreement to provide more than 200 New Zealand libraries access to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, which connects thousands of libraries around the world. The addition of WorldShare ILL services complements discovery and metadata workflows already managed through OCLC’s cloud-based WorldShare platform.

July 19, 2018

(OCLC) Complutense University of Madrid, one of the oldest universities in the world and among the top universities in Spain, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

June 26, 2018

(OCLC) The Revs Institute, a leading destination for automotive research and historical study, is now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and CONTENTdm to manage its digital collections and make them accessible on the web.

June 24, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC, working closely with the Center for Research Libraries, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to enhance the underlying infrastructure of the OCLC WorldCat database and CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry to accommodate and make accessible actionable data for shared print serials management.

June 21, 2018

(OCLC) The University of Bristol has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to help manage their print monographs as they transform their library space.

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