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Current News Service and Archive


January 7, 2016

OCLC ACI Scholarly Blog Index added to OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. ACI Information Group's research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, is now accessible to global audiences through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat is the largest network of library information in the world. With more than two billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries, WorldCat makes library collections visible to people who need them. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2015

OCLC OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide. OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and other subject areas to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2015

OCLC SAE International Technical Papers and Journal Articles Now Available through WorldCat Library Browser. SAE International announces that its technical papers and journal articles now are available through the OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. Users will be able to discover the metadata on WorldCat.org and libraries will be able to configure the content in OCLC's subscription-based services, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Discovery. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2015

OCLC OCLC signs agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2015

OCLC LexisNexis Academic will soon be accessible through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. OCLC and LexisNexis are working together to make the LexisNexis Academic database available to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. [Full Announcement].

April 2, 2014

OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services is now available. OCLC announced that WorldCat Discovery Services is now available, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 FirstSearch beta test libraries around the world. [Full Announcement].

February 3, 2014

OCLC 320 million records from ProQuest Central now discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuest Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. The new discovery experience is possible through a data exchange agreement signed in 2013 by OCLC and ProQuest to enhance library discovery for users of WorldCat Discovery Services and the ProQuest Central full-text database. The program shares metadata from some of the world’s most-widely used library collections, enriching the content and creating connections for users of both ProQuest Central and WorldCat Discovery. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2014

OCLC OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery Services. OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery Services, a new suite of cloud-based applications that brings together the FirstSearch and WorldCat Local services. Set to launch in March, the new suite will enable discovery of more than 1.3 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world through a single search of both WorldCat and a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections. This will make it possible for more than 18,000 FirstSearch libraries to offer a richer discovery experience. [Full Announcement].