DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015. 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.
"OCLC partners with significant content providers on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries' most critical and popular resources," said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development.
OCLC has agreements in place with more than 180 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements with these providers:
- Acquisdata, based in Mont Albert, Australia, is a business intelligence publisher with a focus on the leading industries in the G20 nations.
- Anthropological Literature, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is a comprehensive international e-resource for anthropology, archaeology and related interdisciplinary research produced by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
- Bloomsbury Publishing, based in London, UK, is a leading independent publishing house of fiction and non-fiction content for academics, professionals, adults and children.
- Duke University Press, based in Durham, North Carolina, USA, is internationally recognized as a prominent publisher of books and journals.
- Greenleaf Publishing Ltd., based in Sheffield, UK, is a fully independent publisher specializing in corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy and management, future business strategy and practice, and sustainable development.
- GSE Research Ltd., based in Leeds, UK, together with Greenleaf Publishing, gathers and disseminates research and best practice in governance, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental management.
- Hakjisa, based in Seoul, South Korea, provides access to more than 200 academic journals specializing in psychology, education and social welfare.
- Harvard University Press, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is a leading sciences, humanities and social sciences publisher. HUP is also the publisher of the Loeb Classical Library, which includes over 500 volumes of Greek and Latin texts.
- Mark Allen Group, based in London, UK, delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites, including MA Education and MA Health collections.
- The MIT Press based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, publishes books and journals in the arts and humanities, economics, international affairs, history, political science, and science and technology.
- NOMOS, based in Baden-Baden, Germany, is an academic German publisher specializing in law, social studies, economics and history.
- Pledger Consulting, based in Adelaide, Australia, offers LinksPlus, a collection of educational website and fiction directories for 5- to 19-year-olds.
- University of Toronto Press, based in Toronto, Canada, publishes exceptional, award-winning books and journals for academics, students and the informed reader.
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH, based in Göttingen, Germany, ranks among the oldest independent publishing houses in the world and publishes academic books and journals in the humanities, especially in theology, religion and history.
Metadata from some 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.
OCLC has worked with the world's leading publishers and aggregators for decades. By providing metadata and other descriptive content for more than 1.8 billion resources, these partnerships help libraries represent their electronic and physical collections more completely and efficiently.
More about WorldCat Discovery Services and OCLC partnerships is on the website.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.