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July 31, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC, the nonprofit global library technology and research organization based in Dublin, has been named among the “2020 Best Employers in Ohio.” OCLC has been recognized among the “Best Employers in Ohio” for 12 years since the program began in 2006. Crain's Content Studio-Cleveland published the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio list, in partnership with the Best Companies Group. The Best Employers in Ohio recognition is based in large part on confidential surveys of each organization's employees. OCLC is ranked 6th out of 22 recognized among the Best Employers in the Large Employers (250 or more employees) category.

July 27, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, a leading library services platform, has achieved United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization following a rigorous evaluation to meet the U.S. Government's security requirements for cloud services. The United States Census Bureau Library served as OCLC's agency sponsor for FedRAMP.

July 21, 2020

(OCLC) Three public libraries have been selected to receive OCLC Community Engagement Awards for outstanding programs that have transformed lives in the communities they serve. The programs and libraries selected as OCLC Community Engagement Award winners are: Orlando Children's Business Fair, Orange County Library System), Florida; Project BRIDGE: Building Relationships In Diverse Generational Experiences, Jackson District Library, Michigan; and Welcome Baby, Edmonton Public Library, Canada. Each library will receive $5,000 to help continue their outstanding efforts.

July 9, 2020

(OCLC) The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, part of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) 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 collections and the world's knowledge.

July 2, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC is the highest ranked supplier on the latest APUC Framework Agreement for Library Management Systems. Following a competitive tender evaluation process, OCLC's WorldShare Management Services achieved the highest overall score. The APUC Framework looks closely at development, implementation and support, and the functional capabilities of systems so that APUC members do not have to go through a tender process.

June 30, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC, the global library technology and research organization based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named among Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 Best Places to Work in IT. This is the 11th year OCLC has been selected as one of Computerworld's top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. The honor is part of the IT publication's annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. OCLC placed at number 16 on the 2020 list in the Small Organization Rankings.

June 22, 2020

(OCLC) In the first phase of a project to develop and disseminate science-based information about how materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors, scientists have found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is not detectable on five common library materials after three days.

June 16, 2020

(OCLC) Manchester Metropolitan University has signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to resources.

June 11, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC has recently launched the first version of their new serial registration service which allows institutions or shared print programs to register holdings by submitting a CSV file through WorldShare Collection Manager. An enhanced version that allows institutions to register and update shared print commitments via LHR submission will be released later this summer. OCLC has also released an update to their Metadata API that includes shared print in search results.

May 20, 2020

(OCLC) Dopo l'inserimento nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale, l'Accademia dei Georgofili, la storica istituzione fiorentina che si occupa di agricoltura, ha deciso di aderire anche a reti bibliotecarie internazionali, al fine di dare maggiore visibilita al proprio patrimonio librario e offrire nuovi strumenti di ricerca per studiosi di tutto il mondo.

March 31, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 resource page offers options to provide remote access to library collections, optimize OCLC products and services, and connect and collaborate with other libraries.

March 5, 2020

(OCLC) The University of Roehampton has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform to improve workflow efficiencies and the user experience.

February 26, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC and the Public Library Association (PLA) today issued Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis, a report that offers tested strategies to consider as libraries determine local responses to the nationwide public health emergency.

February 19, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC is accepting nominations for the OCLC Community Engagement Award, a recognition intended to highlight projects that help public libraries extend their reach, build strong partnerships and create programs that transform lives.

January 31, 2020

(OCLC) Die Stadtbibliothek Linz, eine der größten Stadtbibliotheken Österreichs, ist nach der Entscheidung für ein neues Bibliotheksmanagementsystem und die erfolgreiche Migration von LIBERO auf BIBLIOTHECAplus und das OPAC-Portal OPEN von OCLC nun im Echtbetrieb.

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