DUBLIN, Ohio, 19 June 2019—OCLC has signed agreements with leading content providers from 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.
"OCLC is committed to providing access to authoritative publications and educational materials to support libraries in service to researchers, faculty, students and other information seekers around the world," said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations. "We are pleased to expand our extensive content offering through new partnerships with international content providers."
OCLC has agreements in place with over 350 publishers and content providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements with the following providers:
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), based in Itasca, Illinois, USA, is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. They are the leading publisher, globally, in the field and practice of Pediatrics.
- A-R Editions, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, is the leading North American publisher of scholarly editions of music. They publish classical music, books related to various aspects of music study, and an online music anthology. They are also the exclusive distributor for the American Institute of Musicology.
- e-Marefa, a database curated by Knowledge World Company for Digital Content, is one of the world's largest repositories of Arab Academic and Professional content covering Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical and Natural Sciences, Economics, Business, Information Technology, and Engineering.
- Europeana, based in The Hague, Netherlands, is Europe's digital platform for cultural heritage funded by the European Commission. Europeana Collections currently provide free access to almost 60 million records in a wide range of subject areas - art, music, fashion, photography, World War I and more - coming from more than 3,500 libraries, museums, archives and institutes for audiovisual conservation across Europe. Over 24 million of these are openly licensed and freely available for work, research and learning.
- Franco Angeli SRL, based in Milan, Italy, is one of the largest Italian publishing houses specialized in books and journals for university and post-university studies, as well as for professionals. Its publishing program contains more than 17,000 titles and more than 30,000 authors. Key subject areas are management, psychology, sociology, education, economics, social services, medicine, and health.
- The Geological Society of London, located in London, UK, is the oldest geological society in the world and a world-leading communicator of Earth science – through its scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. Its aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good.
- GeoScienceWorld (GSW), located in McLean, Virginia, USA, is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences. GSW works with societies, institutions, and researchers around the world and provides a single source of access to 46 preeminent scholarly journals, 2,080-plus ebooks, and over 4 million GeoRef records with specialized and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research around the web.
- Impactstory, located in Sanford, North Carolina, USA, is a nonprofit dedicated to making scholarly research more open, accessible, and reusable. Impactstory's Unpaywall database, an open index of 22 million open access papers from over 50,000 journals, is included in OCLC's open content collections and discovery services.
- Lectorum, based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA, is the largest Spanish language book distributor in the country with over 25,000 titles from more than 500 domestic and foreign publishers.
- Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, based in Tübingen, Germany, is a leading academic publisher in the Humanities, including German, Romance and English language studies, theology, and cultural science. Their publications include monographs, textbooks, dissertations, and journals.
- National Film Board of Canada, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is an award-winning online screening room, featuring over 3,000 productions. This collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works.
- Preqin Ltd., based in New York, New York, USA, is the home of alternative assets, providing industry-leading intelligence on the market and cutting-edge tools to support participants at every stage of the investment cycle.
Metadata from many of these publishers will also be made available to users through other OCLC services, including WorldCat.org, 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.
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.