May 22, 2013
OCLC’s WebJunction celebrates 10 years as an online learning community for library staff. On May 12, 2003, a celebration at the U.S. Library of Congress marked the launch of WebJunction.org, a new online community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and resources necessary for libraries to successfully provide public access to information.
May 15, 2013
Prichard, an experienced senior executive in the information services market, has been named the next OCLC President and CEO.Mr. Prichard has led multi-national organizations that serve libraries across the full spectrum of library services and content needs. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc., which provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Prior to his service at Ingram, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a respected global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets with offices around the world.Mr. Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30 after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO. Mr. Prichard will serve as OCLC President-elect, effective June 3, and will officially become President and CEO on July 1.
May 9, 2013
Twenty-seven libraries throughout Australia and New Zealand are part of the more than 2,500 libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions around the world using OCLC’s CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software to manage their digital collections and make them available on the Web. Of the 27 libraries, 25 are part of the CONTENTdm software “quick start” program, which makes each Te Puna member, Amlib, VDX or OCLC WorldShare Management Services user eligible for its own CONTENTdm license hosted in the OCLC Sydney Data Center at no additional cost.
May 7, 2013
WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries around the world, has reached another major milestone with the addition of its 2 billionth holding.
April 29, 2013
OCLC Global Council has elected Berndt Dugall, Direktor/Librarian at Universität Frankfurt’s Universitätsbibliothek Johann Senckenberg, Universität Frankfurt, Germany, to the OCLC Board of Trustees.
April 28, 2013
OCLC Global Council met in The Hague, Netherlands, this week to discuss the opportunities and challenges libraries face in an increasingly global environment and the importance of international cooperation. Global Council elected leaders for next year, elected a new trustee and announced results from regional council elections. Council also accepted a report and recommendations by the Global Advisory Group on Credits and Incentives.
April 23, 2013
OCLC Global Council meets 23–25 April in The Hague to discuss “Cooperation in a Rapidly Changing World.” The meeting of OCLC Global Council delegates is the first to take place in Europe. Delegates will hear from Vincent Lokin, Manager, Cooperative and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Rabobank, Netherlands, who will give the keynote address on models for cooperation, and from Breandán Knowlton, Programme Manager, Europeana, on “Developing Projects in the Europeana Cultural Heritage Ecosystem.”
March 13, 2013
The new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, designed to simplify workflows and expand fulfillment options beyond traditional interlibrary loan, is now available for use by libraries in the United States. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will provide an integrated delivery solution with new and expanded features for libraries. The service will combine discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials within a single interface. It will also support evolving workflow changes in libraries, such as the option to purchase needed items rather than borrow them.
March 6, 2013
The University of Nebraska Omaha is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services, making it the 100th institution worldwide to fully implement the new Web-based, cooperative library management and discovery services.
March 4, 2013
Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, has issued the following statement on the withdrawal of a lawsuit filed in 2010 by Innovative Interfaces and SkyRiver Technology Solutions.
February 28, 2013
ProQuest and OCLC are launching a far-reaching data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across some of the world’s most-widely used library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services.
February 26, 2013
Die Universität Tilburg ist jetzt mit den OCLC WorldShare Management Services live in Produktion. Sie ist damit die erste europäische Bibliothek, die diese cloudbasierten Bibliotheksservices in Betrieb genommen hat. Tilburg ist eine Forschungsuniversität mit über 13.000 Studenten und gehörte 2012 zu den Top 500 Universitäten weltweit.
February 25, 2013
Tilburg University is now running OCLC WorldShare Management Services live, in production, making Tilburg the first European library to adopt the cloud-based library management solution. Tilburg, ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in 2012, is a public research university in the Netherlands with approximately 12,500 students.
February 19, 2013
CLC has announced it is working with several members of RLUK (Research Libraries UK), to pilot a new service which brings improvements to the way libraries manage electronic resources and to users’ access of these valuable collections.
January 31, 2013
OCLC and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will enrich WorldCat and FamilySearch services with data from both organizations to provide users with more resources for improved genealogy research.
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