November 15, 2021
Debbie Schachter, Janet Walls take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. Debbie Schachter, Director of Library Services and Learning Commons, Langara College, and Janet Walls, President of Delta Blvd, a leadership consulting and executive coaching organization, took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting. [Full Announcement].
November 9, 2021
University of Milano-Bicocca now live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The University of Milano-Bicocca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) is now live with a new library management system, OCLC's WorldShare Management Services.This public university, established in 1998 and built on the former Pirelli complex, is a multi-disciplinary institution focused on research and innovation. Ranked among the top Italian universities in 2021, the University of Milano-Bicocca serves more than 32,000 students. [Full Announcement].
La biblioteca dell'Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca diventa operativa con WMS di OCLC. L'Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca è ora online con un nuovo sistema di gestione delle biblioteche, WorldShare Management Services (WMS) di OCLC. [Full Announcement].
October 27, 2021
Millions of open cultural heritage resources from Europeana now easily accessible through WorldCat. A partnership between OCLC and Europeana has now made millions of open cultural heritage resources easily accessible through WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections. The contribution of over 25 million openly licensed records from the Europeana website to WorldCat adds to the rapidly growing number of open content resources that are accessible through OCLC services. [Full Announcement].
October 6, 2021
OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services is first in library service industry to achieve StateRAMP Ready authorization. OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, a leading global library services platform, is first in the library service industry to be included on the StateRAMP Authorized Vendors List as “Ready,” following a thorough evaluation to meet security requirements for cloud services at state and local levels of government in the United States. [Full Announcement].
September 28, 2021
OCLC signs new agreements with publishers and other content providers worldwide. OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers and other content providers 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. [Full Announcement].
September 1, 2021
OCLC and Talis to offer leading resource list management system to support library and university e-learning strategies. OCLC and Talis are partnering to offer Talis Aspire, a market-leading course resource list management system, to new and existing customers of OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. As a result of this new partnership, OCLC will be able to offer Talis Aspire to WMS customers throughout the United States, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. Rich interoperability between the two services will help institutions better manage the acquisition, use, and retention of materials within the context of in-person and online learning environments. [Full Announcement].
August 30, 2021
More libraries choose Tipasa for interlibrary loan management. More than 20 libraries have implemented Tipasa in recent months, and there are now 340 libraries worldwide using Tipasa for interlibrary loan. [Full Announcement].
August 5, 2021
OCLC receives IMLS grant to support libraries responding to the opioid crisis. OCLC has been awarded an IMLS National Leadership Grant to develop a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities. The resources will include pragmatic strategies, tools, and other content to help guide libraries—particularly those in rural areas—as they determine their specific communities' needs and define the roles and activities their library is most suited to carry out. These resources will help libraries assess their staff strengths and capacity, identify key local partners with whom to collaborate or coordinate, and plan and implement an initiative that contributes to ending the opioid crisis. [Full Announcement].
July 16, 2021
University of Suffolk now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The University of Suffolk is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform, a move that will improve workflows and make it possible for staff to make more data-driven management decisions. [Full Announcement].
July 12, 2021
OCLC named among Best Places to Work in IT. OCLC, the library technology and research organization, has been named among the prestigious IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT. This is the 12th time OCLC has been selected as one of Computerworld's top workplaces for information technology professionals. This recognition is part of the IT publication's selection of the top 100 Best Places to Work in IT survey. OCLC placed at number 9 on the 2021 list in the Small Organization rankings. [Full Announcement].
June 25, 2021
Libraries in Germany and Switzerland join OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services community. Several libraries in Germany and Switzerland have recently selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform. These libraries include Franklin University Switzerland, Brandenburg University of Police, Kühne Logistics University, and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig [Full Announcement].
June 17, 2021
OCLC to provide new national cataloging platform for libraries in Japan. The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan has selected OCLC to replace NII's current library metadata infrastructure. OCLC will provide a cataloging environment for more than 1,300 libraries in Japan with a union catalog that replaces the existing system, NACSIS-CAT/ILL.The NACSIS-CAT/ILL, launched in 1985, has been widely used among Japanese university libraries and other institutions, bringing together 13 million bibliographic records and 147 million holdings records. A versatile metadata platform developed by OCLC will serve as the foundation for the new NACSIS-CAT/ILL system. [Full Announcement].
May 12, 2021
L'Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca seleziona WorldShare Management Services di OCLC. [Full Announcement].
May 10, 2021
University of Milano-Bicocca selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Milano-Bicocca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their library services platform to improve access to print and digital collections for students on campus as well as those studying remotely. [Full Announcement].
April 12, 2021
Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet (ISDI), a school based in Spain that provides training for professionals and entrepreneurs in digital business, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. [Full Announcement].
March 31, 2021
OCLC and LIBER announce collaboration to support librarian skills development. OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a virtual workshop series, Building strategic relationships to advance open scholarship at your institution, to focus on how librarians can develop strategic relationships across their universities to advance open scholarship. [Full Announcement].
March 30, 2021
OCLC to convene a diverse group to Reimagine Descriptive Workflows in libraries, archives. OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to improve descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives. The multi-day virtual convening is part of an eight-month project, Reimagine Descriptive Workflows. [Full Announcement].
March 18, 2021
OCLC’s Express program uses smart fulfillment enhancements to help libraries deliver materials fast. More than 1,000 libraries are now participating in OCLC's new Express digital delivery program that facilitates exceptionally fast turnaround times using smart fulfillment enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services. [Full Announcement].
February 19, 2021
Nine more libraries now using Tipasa for interlibrary loan management. In recent weeks, nine libraries have implemented Tipasa for their ILL programs and joined a total of 316 libraries now using Tipasa. [Full Announcement].