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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.

May 13, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are making it easier for parents to locate nearby libraries and access recommended titles to help prepare their children for schoolwork in the United States.

May 12, 2016

(OCLC) WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, has received a $249,710 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the two-year project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces.

May 2, 2016

(OCLC) Users can now add notes records included in personal lists, to provide personal thoughts or descriptions of the content in an item. These notes can also be edited following their initial addition to a list.Use of temporary lists. An entire temporary list or individual items in a temporary list can now be added to a personal list, to save time in assembling useful lists of records from WorldCat Discovery search results.Edit lists. Users may move records among personal lists, delete items from lists and edit the name or description of a list.

April 29, 2016

(OCLC) The Northern Territory Library, a major public research institution in Australia, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as the management system for more than 50 libraries in the region.

April 1, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a new long-term partnership agreement today for metadata management and discovery services that will increase the visibility of Dutch public libraries’ collections. Under the new agreement, library metadata workflows will be moved to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections, and the WorldShare technology platform. WorldCat Discovery Services will also be integrated in the Dutch national infrastructure to increase the visibility of public library collections.

March 28, 2016

(OCLC) Rebecca Bryant, PhD, will join OCLC Research as a Senior Program Officer in June. In this position, Rebecca will lead and develop areas for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and for OCLC Research related to research information management, contributing to our thematic focus on Research Collections and Support.

March 24, 2016

(OCLC) The Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums has selected participants to form a learning cohort that will strengthen connections across sectors by attending three major sector conferences and engaging in virtual activities together throughout 2016.

March 16, 2016

(OCLC) Münster University of Applied Sciences (The Fachhochschule Münster) is the first academic institution in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

(OCLC) A new version of FirstSearch will deliver the full-featured searching of Worldcat valued by FirstSearch users today. A new version of FirstSearch will deliver the full-featured searching of Worldcat valued by FirstSearch users today.

March 7, 2016

(OCLC) The Northern Territory Library is one step closer to an exciting new library management system, which will provide customers with a simpler and smarter library experience. Director, Northern Territory Library Patrick Gregory said the contract was awarded to OCLC, a global non-profit library cooperative, to supply the new system, a product called Worldshare.

February 1, 2016

(OCLC) Erasmus University Rotterdam, one of the largest universities in the Netherlands with over 24,000 students and a research community of approximately 1,400 scientists, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

January 9, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education have awarded research grants for five projects to be conducted by 10 researchers.

January 7, 2016

(OCLC) ACI Information Group's research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, is now accessible to global audiences through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat is the largest network of library information in the world. With more than two billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries, WorldCat makes library collections visible to people who need them.

(OCLC) OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) now supports shared print monograph projects through its GreenGlass application. GreenGlass group features extend collection visualization and interactivity to consortial or regional collections, enabling participating libraries to better understand and manage their shared collection.

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