DUBLIN, Ohio, June 18, 2008—Database producers H.W. Wilson and MLA have agreed to make article-level records available in WorldCat.org, increasing visibility and access to authoritative content licensed by libraries on the Web.
MLA and H.W. Wilson will permit a portion of their content to be indexed in WorldCat.org, the Web destination that allows information seekers to find what they need from a single source, online through OCLC’s cooperative organization of libraries.
The article-level metadata from H.W. Wilson and MLA will be added to the more than 50 million articles indexed from NLM MEDLINE, the Department of Education’s ERIC database, the British Library Inside serials, the GPO Monthly Catalog and the OCLC ArticleFirst® database to expand access and discovery of authoritative content through WorldCat.org.
OCLC will continue to add article-level records to WorldCat.org to enrich the search experience, and make collections from libraries more visible on the Web.
"Information seekers value authoritative content but often have a difficult time finding such content on the Web," said Chip Nilges, Vice President, OCLC Business Development. "By making these resources available through the WorldCat.org platform, Web searchers will be better able to find what they need, when and where they need it from libraries through the Web."
"We know that Web users want to discover relevant content and they will appreciate the ability to link to it from WorldCat.org and access Wilson data through their local library," said Deborah Loeding, Vice President, H.W. Wilson Sales & Marketing.
"The Modern Language Association is pleased to participate in WorldCat’s rich collection of resources for today’s information seeker," said Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of MLA. "We are proud to play a part in helping people discover print and electronic, language and literature scholarly publications through this innovative platform."
About H.W. Wilson
Since 1898, independent publisher H.W. Wilson has provided researchers with references produced with unmatched editorial integrity. More than 60 H.W. Wilson databases--indexes, abstracts, full text resources, plus the acclaimed Retrospective Collection--meet the research needs of customers around the globe. From the long-popular Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature to today’s widely-praised Biography Reference Bank, H.W. Wilson products are created for librarians, by librarians. Over 150 Wilson editorial staff members with MLS or MLIS degrees--multi-lingual trained librarians and subject specialists--build the Wilson references each day.
About the Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. MLA members sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more information about the MLA, visit www.mla.org.
Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 60,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world’s richest online resource for finding library materials. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.