Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


November 23, 2022

OCLC Chaoyang University of Technology is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Chaoyang University of Technology, in Taiwan, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2022

OCLC Choreo Insights, OCLC's new library analytics solution to better align collections with priorities, is now available to early adopters. OCLC's new Choreo Insights library analytics solution is now available to early adopter libraries in North America seeking to better align academic library collections with institutional focus areas, emerging curriculum priorities, and future trends. Using WorldCat holdings data, Choreo Insights is a flexible solution that enables confident collection development decisions by comparing detailed subject breakdowns of local collections with overlap and gap analysis of any other library or group in WorldCat. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2022

OCLC OCLC and Clarivate settle lawsuit. OCLC announced that it successfully defended WorldCat to protect the collaborative service developed and maintained with and for libraries worldwide. Clarivate, Ex Libris, and ProQuest have ceased the development and marketing of the MetaDoor MARC record exchange system developed using records that are subject to the WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities Policy. Clarivate, Ex Libris, and ProQuest will promptly and permanently delete all MetaDoor work product that incorporated or was based on records subject to the Policy. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Pilar Martinez, Dwight Smith take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. Pilar Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton Public Library, and Dwight Smith, President and CEO, Sophisticated Systems Inc., took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees during the board's regular November meeting. The two new board members serve in place of two retiring members. There are nine librarians from four countries serving on the 15-member OCLC Board of Trustees. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2022

OCLC New WorldCat.org connects genealogy enthusiasts, educators, and historians to the world's libraries. For genealogy enthusiasts, educators, and historians, the new WorldCat.org offers an improved experience to uncover family lineages and investigate historical events. By exploring the billions of library resources from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide represented on WorldCat.org, users can find an unparalleled pool of genealogical information. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2022

OCLC Québec universities move library resource sharing to OCLC's Tipasa. Member libraries of the Partenariat des bibliothèques universitaires du Québec (PBUQ), a partnership of Québec university libraries, are now using OCLC's Tipasa interlibrary loan management system to serve 18 Québec member universities. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2022

OCLC OCLC partners with Dutch library consortia on Open Access Discovery research. OCLC Research is partnering with two Dutch library consortia -- Universiteitbibliotheken en Nationale Bibliotheek (UKB) and Samenwerkingsverband Hogeschoolbibliotheken -- to investigate ways that libraries at universities and universities of applied sciences can improve the discoverability of scholarly, peer-reviewed open access (OA) publications for their communities. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2022

OCLC ALA Core members now have free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox. OCLC and ALA Core, the newest division of the American Library Association, are partnering to provide free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

October 4, 2022

OCLC 2022 Global Council election results announced. The 2022 elections for OCLC Global and Regional Council delegates are complete. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2022

OCLC Vassar College joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Vassar College Libraries has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) as a Partner. The libraries at Vassar serve as a central hub for the intellectual life of the campus. With over 1,000,000 volumes and vast online offerings, the libraries fuse rich collections with expert help, inspiring spaces, and facilities that support a wide range of activities, from quiet study to small group projects and collaborative work. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2022

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to improve online experience for users with OCLC Wise. Roanoke Valley Libraries, in Virginia, which includes libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for US public libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 7, 2022

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to Improve the Online Experience. Roanoke Valley Libraries, consisting of libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for public libraries. Wise is different; it's designed around people, not the collection. It supports libraries' continued shift into dynamic centers of activity and expands the impact libraries have on their communities. A holistic, people-centered system, Wise takes community engagement and collection management to a new level by combining the power of customer relationship management, marketing, and analytics with ILS functionality, such as checking out books. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2022

OCLC WorldCat.org puts the world's libraries at people's fingertips. WorldCat.org, the only website that connects online searchers to the world's libraries, has been redesigned and reimagined to offer greater accessibility to the collections and resources of more than 10,000 libraries. From an updated technology infrastructure to a contemporary search interface and a wealth of additional user-centric features, the new site meets the needs of information seekers from academic researchers to those looking for their next vacation read. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Reimagined WorldCat.org offers an improved user experience, more ways to engage, better connections to libraries from where people start their searches. OCLC, the leading library technology and research organization, has introduced a new WorldCat.org, reimagining the single website that connects people to thousands of libraries in one search. The project is part of OCLC's commitment to increase access to libraries and their collections, and to help expand their impact. OCLC's ongoing investment in WorldCat.org ensures libraries and their extensive collections are easily accessible to anyone searching for information. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2022

OCLC The University at Buffalo Libraries joins OCLC Research Library Partnership. The OCLC Research Library Partnership announced the University at Buffalo Libraries, State University of New York as a Partner. As a regional premier academic research library system, the University at Buffalo Libraries support and enrich the three traditional pillars of the public higher education mission—research, education, and service. [Full Announcement].

July 18, 2022

OCLC Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. Simplified workflows for staff and fast, easy access to information in all formats for students and faculty were cited among the reasons for the move to WMS. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2022

OCLC A collective responsibility to protect the unparalleled value of WorldCat. Update: On June 27, 2022, a judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, ruled in favor of OCLC's request for a temporary restraining order. We're pleased that this ruling will at least temporarily stop Clarivate and the other defendants from engaging in the type of conduct outlined in the Court's Order. We will continue to work in the best interests of our member libraries and the community at large to vigorously protect the work and investments we've made in WorldCat for over 50 years. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2022

OCLC ALA Core members now have free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox. OCLC and ALA Core, the newest division of the American Library Association, are partnering to provide free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2022

OCLC Three more libraries in the UK join OCLC's WorldShare Management Services community. Three more libraries based in the UK have recently selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system: Bournemouth University, Newman University, and University of Southampton. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC files suit against Clarivate and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics, Ex Libris, and ProQuest. On June 13, 2022, OCLC filed suit against Clarivate PLC and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics (US) LLP, Ex Libris, and ProQuest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Claims in the suit include tortious interference with contracts and prospective business relationships and conspiracy to interfere with contracts and business relationships. We are seeking both temporary and permanent injunctions to stop Clarivate and its subsidiaries from wrongfully encouraging libraries to violate their agreements with OCLC by contributing collaboratively created records from WorldCat® to Clarivate's MetaDoor service. We are also asking the court to stop Clarivate and its subsidiaries from misappropriating records from WorldCat® to develop its MetaDoor service. [Full Announcement].

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