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November 14, 2014

RLUK and OCLC partner for shared collection management and visibility goals. OCLC

OCLC and Research Libraries UK, a consortium of the largest research organisations in the UK and Ireland, today announced an expanded partnership that will help RLUK achieve key strategic objectives for shared collection management and resource discovery.

November 10, 2014

Four new members take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. OCLC

Four new members participated in their first OCLC Board of Trustees meeting today in Dublin: Brady J. Deaton, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Missouri; Kathleen Keane, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press; John F. Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library; and Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University South Africa.

October 28, 2014

TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

October 8, 2014

Four centuries of Dutch cultural heritage added to WorldCat. OCLC

The National Library of the Netherlands, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, has entered into an agreement with OCLC to add four important collections of digitized resources from Dutch-speaking countries to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide.

October 4, 2014

OCLC CIO Jeff Jacobs named among Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders. OCLC

Jeff Jacobs, OCLC Chief Information Officer, has been named among IDG’s Computerworld 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

October 3, 2014

New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries. OCLC

A group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC have published Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access, a white paper that identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and offers practical recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries.

October 1, 2014

OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery API beta. OCLC

OCLC is introducing beta availability of the new WorldCat Discovery API, which provides access for libraries to search and find resources in both WorldCat and a central index of article and e-book metadata that represent the wide range of resources libraries provide to their users.

September 25, 2014

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , a leading international education and research centre dedicated to the study of infectious diseases, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

September 4, 2014

IMLS awards grant to OCLC to help libraries continue to support community health initiatives. OCLC

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded OCLC a grant to continue work helping libraries support health information initiatives in their communities. In July 2013, OCLC received an IMLS grant to increase libraries’ ability to respond to customer health information needs, launching the “Health Happens in Libraries” program. IMLS is supporting an expansion of that effort with a $199,050 grant to OCLC. OCLC and its partner, ZeroDivide, will develop additional resources for individual libraries to highlight ways they can lead or support health initiatives.

September 2, 2014

Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat to share its collection with the world. OCLC

Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.

August 19, 2014

Five librarians selected as 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellows. OCLC

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

August 15, 2014

Mary Sauer-Games named Vice President of Product Management at OCLC. OCLC

Mary Sauer-Games, an established executive with extensive experience developing and launching successful new products in the digital publishing industry, has been named Vice President of Product Management at OCLC. She will be responsible for OCLC products and services around the world.

July 22, 2014

Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. OCLC

Drew Bordas has been named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. He will be responsible for OCLC’s Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.

July 18, 2014

Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium. OCLC

Anet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add some 2 million records to WorldCat.

July 14, 2014

Merrilee Proffitt inducted as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. OCLC

Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer, was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists during a ceremony today at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA in Washington, D.C. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.

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