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September 19, 2016

(OCLC) More than 120 library professionals from around the world are meeting at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to offer best practices and discuss their experiences with WorldShare Management Services, the cloud based cooperative library management system.

September 13, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC announced the appointment of Rachel Frick as Executive Director, OCLC Research Library Partnership. Frick will lead the program of OCLC Research that undertakes significant, innovative, collective action to benefit scholars and researchers. In this role, she will direct a team of program officers who are widely recognized for their efforts to advance innovation, learning, and connecting libraries to the future.

September 6, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC announced that University College London has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyse over 2 million print monographs across 19 library sites and inform decisions about relegation, retention and potential shared print collection management. UCL will use the web-based SCS GreenGlass decision-support application to analyse their own print collections and those held in other libraries. UCL will also include its owned e-books in the project, enabling GreenGlass to identify print books that are also held as e-books, adding a format dimension to the analysis. The data will then be used to formulate strategies around retention, storage and possible collaborative collection management initiatives.

August 16, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

August 15, 2016

(OCLC) Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has contributed 2.4 million records to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections. The contribution, which includes 800,000 new records, will make BAnQ’s valuable collections more visible and accessible to researchers around the world.

August 13, 2016

(OCLC) The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, recognized for its high quality education by the National Accreditation Agency and Ministry of National Education, is the first library in Colombia to use OCLC WorldCat Discovery services.

August 11, 2016

(OCLC) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, in Manila, Philippines, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, becoming the first library in Asia to move to the cloud-based library management system.

August 5, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC, the leading global library cooperative based in Dublin, will welcome thousands of librarians from around the world as the premier sponsor and a local host of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus August 13-19.

July 6, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC announced the acquisition of IFNET through its subsidiary OCLC EMEA B.V. IFNET is the distributor of library automation software and services in Italy. IFNET, formerly IF, was founded in Italy in 1985 by a group of librarians with the goal of establishing a national reference point for the automation of library services. Since then, it has expanded its core business to become a leading distributor of library software and services in Italy for all libraries, including public, special, academic and corporate libraries, as well as documentation centres.

June 29, 2016

(OCLC) Andrew K. Pace, OCLC Executive Director, WorldShare Community Development, took his seat on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

June 24, 2016

(OCLC) July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America--have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.

June 23, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web. The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

June 3, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC, a global library cooperative, and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of major research libraries in the UK and Ireland, today announced the publication of a new report that provides a first-of-its-kind perspective on the scope, depth, and duplication present across RLUK library collections, and highlights the opportunities and challenges of managing these collections as a shared asset.The report, Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection, extends a growing body of evidence that highlights the importance of a system-wide perspective in supporting cooperative management of institutional assets like library collections.

June 1, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery services.

May 18, 2016

(OCLC) The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

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