DUBLIN, Ohio, June 9, 2015. OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and other subject areas to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
"OCLC continues to partner with leading content providers to ensure discovery and access to libraries' most critical resources," said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.
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 the following providers:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine
- American Society of Civil Engineers, based in Reston, Virginia, USA, is America's oldest national engineering society and publishes journals, books, proceedings and standards.
- BMJ Publishing Group, based in London, UK, publishes more than 50 of the world's leading medical and allied science journals.
- EAGE (European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers), based in Houten, the Netherlands, is a global professional, non-profit association for geoscientists and engineers and publisher of EarthDoc.
- Informa Healthcare, based in London, UK, connects librarians, scientists, professionals, clinicians and medical practitioners with books, journals and reliable resources.
- SAE International, based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, USA, is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International offers SAE journals and technical papers.
- SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics based in Bellingham, Washington, USA offers books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent.
Open Access and Multi-Discipline Content Providers
- Canadiana.org, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, provides broad access to Canada's documentary heritage via books, newspapers, periodicals, images and nationally-significant archival materials.
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), based in The Hague, the Netherlands, aims to increase the discoverability of peer-reviewed, academic Open Access books.
- Directory of Open Access Journals, based in Kastrup, Denmark, is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- Érudit, based in Montréal, Québec, Canada, is the largest disseminator of French-language resources in North America. Through its research platform, Érudit offers centralized access to francophone publications in the social sciences and humanities from North America.
- Korean Studies Information (KSI), based in Paju, South Korea, created the scholarly database of Korean Studies Information System (KISS) offering 3,200 scholarly journals and over 120 million scholarly papers.
- OpenEditions, based in Paris, France, serves the humanities and social sciences research communities through OpenEdition Books (books series), Revues.org (scientific journals), Calenda, (academic announcements), and Hypotheses (research blogs).
- Project Euclid, based in Durham, North Carolina, USA, and jointly managed by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, is a not-for-profit online publishing initiative that provides access to journals, monographs and conference proceedings in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
- Publishing Technology PLC, based in Oxford, UK, is a content solution partner for publishers and provides content to OCLC from over 250 trade and scholarly publishers from around the world.
- Rittenhouse Book Distributors, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA, provides libraries, retailers and other businesses with print and electronic books in medicine, nursing and allied health.
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.
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 OCLC 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.