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Press Release: OCLC [June 1, 2017]

OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

DUBLIN, Ohio, 31 May 2017—OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

"OCLC continues to partner with international content providers on behalf of our members to ensure discovery and access to libraries' most important and popular resources," said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.

OCLC has agreements in place with 315 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources relevant to researchers, faculty and students. OCLC recently signed agreements with the following content providers:

  • 1Science, based in Montreal, Canada, provides aggregation of Open Access materials aimed at libraries through their content product oaFindr, which contains more than 20 million journal articles and papers from diverse global publishers.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA, is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has the largest pediatric publishing program in the world, with more than 500 titles for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • American Psychiatric Publishing, based in Arlington, Virginia, USA, is the premier publisher of books, eBooks and journals on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science.
  • Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Berlin, Germany, provides an interdisciplinary humanities program in the areas of law, economics, business, management, politics, history and philosophy.
  • BoD - Books On Demand, based in Norderstedt, Germany, provides a print on demand and distribution service for German authors and publishers. BoD serves 35,000 authors and 2,000 publishing houses and has over 2 million titles, including 45,000 eBooks, mostly in German.
  • Deutscher Apotheker Verlag, based in in Stuttgart, Germany, is the largest pharmaceutical publisher in Germany, providing professional and scientific information to pharmacists with a program of books, databases, journals and electronic media.
  • Docuseek2, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, provides documentary and social issues films and videos for colleges, universities and other educational institutions. Docuseek content can be discovered, accessed, licensed, streamed and shared among students, faculty and staff.
  • Editorial Medica Panamericana, based in Madrid, Spain, is a medical publisher of original textbooks, reference books and translations of foreign medical publications.
  • Film Platform, based in Sausalito, California, USA, is an innovative collaboration between leading filmmakers and sales agents around the world to bring documentary films to an academic audience.
  • Franz Steiner Verlag, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is a renowned book and journal publisher in the Humanities, including all areas of history, philosophy, music and law.
  • Global-Regulation, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, produces the largest search engine of laws from around the world. They enable a search of 1.6 million laws and regulations from 86 countries in English and have translated 750,000 laws and regulations from 26 languages.
  • iG Publishing, based in Singapore, works with over 100 publishers, university presses, professional societies and associations to represent their brands and content. The company is the leading provider of eBook collections in the region with over 80,000 titles covering all disciplines.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), based in Washington, DC, USA, advises and monitors global economic trends and developments that affect the health of the international monetary and financial system and promotes dialogue on the regional and global consequences of economic policies.
  • JAPAN Medical Abstracts Service (JAMAS), based in Tokyo, Japan, is a bibliographic database of Japanese biomedical literature. Data in the "Ichushi-Web" are collected from a wide range of sources, such as journals published by academic societies and professional journals published by medical publishers.
  •, based in Paris, France, is a leading online channel for classical music. produces and broadcasts on their platform over 100 live concerts each year and has currently 1,800 video programs created in collaboration with orchestras and concert halls around the world.
  • JoVE Corporation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is a leading creator and publisher of video solutions that increase productivity in scientific research and learning. JoVE has produced over 5,500 videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories at top research institutions and delivered these online to millions of scientists, educators and students worldwide.
  • Open Book Publishers, based in Cambridge, UK, is the biggest open access publisher of academic monographs in the UK and among the leaders in the English-speaking world.
  • Paperity, based in Warsaw, Poland, is a major multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Paperity provides access to over 1 million papers and 3,000 journals in research fields from sciences, technology, medicine, to social sciences, humanities and the arts.
  •, based in Munich, Germany, is a distributor of eBooks, eJournals, articles, audiobooks and videos to libraries from 37 publishing houses across various subject areas.
  • Printed Matter, based in New York, New York, USA, is the world's leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists' books with 15,000 titles by over 6,000 artists.
  • S. Hirzel Verlag, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is renowned for its program in the Humanities and publishes scientific and non-fiction books and journals in natural and physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and general health.
  • The HistoryMakers, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a leader in helping to educate with a more inclusive record of American history by recording, preserving and sharing the life stories of thousands of African Americans.
  • Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, based in Tokyo, Japan, includes a collection of bibliographic records from Nihon Bijutsu Nenkan. Since its first publication in 1936, Nihon Bijutsu Nenkan, or The Yearbook of Japanese Art, has served as the most comprehensive reference point for the country's art scene.
  • Verlag Österreich, based in Vienna, Austria, is a leading legal content provider in Austria with high quality book and journal publications in the areas of public law, criminal law, civil and corporate law.
  • Wageningen Academic Publishers, based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, is an independent science and technology publisher in the field of Life Sciences with focus on topics such as animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, environmental sciences and plant sciences.
  • Wichtig Publishers, based in Cheshire, UK and Milan, Italy, is an independent STM publisher of journals in the fields of clinical medicine and bioengineering. They specialize in areas such as nephrology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, gynecology, rheumatology, urology and biomaterials.

WorldCat Discovery provides over 2.8 billion records of electronic, digital and physical resources, including articles, books, dissertations and audiovisual materials in support of libraries and information seekers.

Metadata from many of these publishers will also be made available to users through other OCLC services based on individual agreements. Details about how this metadata may be used in library management workflows will be communicated to OCLC users as the data is available.

By providing metadata and other descriptive content, these partnerships help libraries represent their electronic and physical collections more completely and efficiently. More about WorldCat Discovery and OCLC partnerships is on the OCLC website.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world's collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

Summary: OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 1, 2017
Company: OCLC
Products: WorldCat Discovery Service
Subject: Product announcements

LTG Bibliography Record number: 22642. Created: 2017-06-01 10:58:58; Last Modified: 2022-06-03 09:26:36.