Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
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December 10, 2013. OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web. OCLC is working with Yelp, the leading website and mobile app that connects consumers with great local businesses, to increase public access to local library information. Yelp is integrating information from the database of library listings maintained through the OCLC Library Spotlight program to supplement existing library listings on Yelp.com. <<more>>
November 16, 2013. Verlage weltweit wollen gemeinsam mit OCLC die Workflows für elektronischen Content in Bibliotheken verbessern. OCLC hat Vereinbarungen mit internationalen Content Providern getroffen, mehr elektronische Sammlungen zu WorldCat, der größten bibliografischen Datenbank, hinzuzufügen, damit diese über Bibliotheken weltweit verfügbar sind. <<more>>
November 13, 2013. The University of Texas at Austin’s Ransom Center launches Online Digital Image Collection. The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin just launched an online digital image collection powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm. <<more>>
November 6, 2013. IMLS awards grants to OCLC to support national continuing education programs for libraries. The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded OCLC two 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grants aimed at strengthening and sustaining continuing education programs for libraries nationally. <<more>>
October 24, 2013. Lethbridge College, Tyndale University and University of New Brunswick now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Lethbridge College, Tyndale University College and Seminary, and University of New Brunswick in Canada are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS), moving library management services to the cloud. More than 240 libraries worldwide have selected WMS; more than 150 libraries are currently using the services. <<more>>
October 22, 2013. Ya se encuentra disponible EZproxy 5.7.26. Entre las nuevas funciones agregadas a EZproxy 5.7.26, se incluye la compatibilidad con firmas SHA-256 de las medidas de seguridad SAML. Este cambio facilita la integración con los servicios de federación de Active Directory (ADFS) y proporciona compatibilidad con algunas federaciones que requieren la firma SHA-256. <<more>>
October 18, 2013. National Library of New Zealand reduces costs by moving Te Puna Interloan service to OCLC. The National Library of New Zealand is working with OCLC to improve interlibrary lending and reduce costs by moving the infrastructure of the national Te Puna Interloan network to the hosted version of OCLC’s VDX resource sharing system. <<more>>
October 10, 2013. Publishers around the world partner with OCLC to improve library workflows for electronic content. OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide. Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use OCLC WorldShare Metadata services. These agreements will also reduce the cost and time spent managing updates to these online collections for libraries that have registered with the knowledge base, and will provide immediate access for libraries that subscribe or want to purchase these collections. The value for libraries is that multiple applications will be able to access the metadata to simplify workflows for managing electronic materials. <<more>>
October 10, 2013. Wereldwijd werken uitgevers met OCLC om bibliotheken te helpen hun eContent makkelijker te beheren. OCLC heeft contracten getekend met internationale contentproviders om meer elektronische collecties toe te voegen aan de WorldCat-database. WorldCat is 's werelds meest uitgebreide online bronnencatalogus die is samengesteld door bibliotheken wereldwijd. <<more>>
October 1, 2013. Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering. Met ingang van 1 oktober neemt OCLC de aandelen HKA over. OCLC, een grote internationale organisatie die wereldwijd bibliotheekdiensten aanbiedt en bij klanten van HKA vooral bekend is als partij achter de GGC, het IBL en Worldcat, versterkt hiermee vooral haar positie als aanbieder van diensten aan Openbare Bibliotheken in Nederland. Door de kennis van HKA over openbare bibliotheken samen te voegen met de cloud-technieken van OCLC kan de volgende generatie bibliotheeksystemen worden ontwikkeld. Deze stap is niet alleen belangrijk voor ons, maar zeker ook voor onze klanten. Zij kunnen de komende jaren gaan profiteren van de nieuwe dienstverlening en producten van deze samenwerking. <<more>>
September 19, 2013. OCLC partnership with Plum Analytics uses WorldCat to measure impact of research. OCLC has established a partnership with Plum Analytics, an altmetrics organization that develops analytical tools for scholars and researchers, to leverage WorldCat data to help researchers better analyze and measure the impact of their work. Plum Analytics provides a set of tools and services that capture, aggregate and synthesize the big data created from resources, including journal articles, books, videos, presentations and datasets, to characterize how research is used and referenced in various communities. Plum Analytics has integrated the WorldCat Search API into its PlumX analytics dashboard to retrieve aggregate library holdings information from the WorldCat database. <<more>>
September 19, 2013. OCLC meet impact van samenwerking met Plum Analytics met behulp van WorldCat. OCLC is een samenwerking aangegaan met Plum Analytics, een organisatie die analytische instrumenten ontwikkelt voor wetenschappers en onderzoekers, met als doel de WorldCat-data te gebruiken om onderzoekers te helpen om de impact van hun werk te analyseren en te meten. <<more>>
September 5, 2013. The Alberta Library selects OCLC group catalogue as its provincial discovery tool, TAL Online. The Alberta Library (TAL), a consortium of 49 public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries, has selected a group catalogue solution from OCLC as its provincial discovery tool. The revamped union catalogue, TAL Online, makes 25 million items available to Albertans, and is scheduled to launch in October 2013. <<more>>
September 5, 2013. The Alberta Library kiest groepscatalogus van OCLC als regionale discovery-tool. De bibliotheek van Alberta (afgekort "TAL", voor The Alberta Library), een consortium van 49 openbare, speciale, universitaire, hogeschools- en technische instellingsbibliotheken, heeft gekozen voor een groepscatalogusoplossing van OCLC als regionale discovery-tool. De lancering van deze oplossing, genaamd TAL Online, staat gepland voor oktober 2013. Inwoners van de staat Alberta kunnen dan 25 miljoen items vinden in de nieuwe centrale catalogus. <<more>>
August 20, 2013. OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2014 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2014. <<more>>
July 2, 2013. Innovative librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC. OCLC recognized several librarians for innovation and creativity during the OCLC President’s Luncheon, July 1, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, USA. <<more>>
July 2, 2013. Bibliotecarios innovadores reciben premios patrocinados por OCLC. OCLC distinguió a varios bibliotecarios por su innovación y creatividad durante el Almuerzo con el Presidente de OCLC, celebrado el 1. de julio en el marco de la Conferencia y Exhibición Anual de ALA 2013 en Chicago, Illinois, EE. UU. <<more>>
June 28, 2013. 50 more libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Fifty additional libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services this year, choosing the Web-based library management services that simplify back-office operations, streamline library workflows, and provide a powerful discovery and delivery service for library users. <<more>>
June 28, 2013. Editoriales internacionales líderes incorporarán . OCLC ha firmado nuevos acuerdos con editoriales líderes en todo el mundo para agregar más libros, libros electrónicos, publicaciones, materiales audiovisuales y bases de datos a WorldCat, la base de datos en línea más completa de recursos disponibles en bibliotecas de todo el mundo.
Este nuevo contenido se integrará a los flujos de trabajo del sistema de administración de bibliotecas, y podrá ser identificado por los usuarios a través de una diversidad de servicios de OCLC, como WorldCat Local y WorldCat.org. OCLC negocia el acceso a contenido clave de bibliotecas en representación de la cooperativa para asegurar el acceso a los recursos más populares de las bibliotecas. <<more>>
June 27, 2013. Major global publishers to add new content to WorldCat. OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide. This new content will be integrated into library management workflows and will be discoverable by users through a variety of OCLC services, such as WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org. <<more>>
June 19, 2013. Public libraries partner with Redbox and OCLC to pilot community initiative . Public libraries are teaming up with Redbox, America’s destination for entertainment, to pilot “Outside the Box,” a new community initiative that brings people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. The initiative is led by local communities, supported by OCLC and guided by consultants at the Project for Public Spaces. <<more>>
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OCLC is a non-profit membership organization.
OCLC offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
A total of 1402 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by OCLC.
|Oct 1, 2013||
OCLC acquires Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering.|
|Apr 18, 2011||
OCLC acquires the assets of German library system provider, BOND GmbH for $5,915,400.|
|Mar 17, 2010||
OCLC sells NetLibrary to EBSCO Publishing for $7,867,200.|
|Aug 1, 2009||
OCLC sells Preservation Service Center to Backstage Library Works.|
|Apr 22, 2009||
OCLC announces new Web-scale Management Services (later branded as WorldShare Platform).|
|Sep 12, 2008||
OCLC acquires Amlib for $2,477,800 (US).|
|Jan 11, 2008||
OCLC acquires EZproxy from Useful Utilities for $600,000.|
|Jan 1, 2008||
OCLC EMEA B.V. sells its shares of Strata Preservation N.V. $331,000 to KMM Group.|
|Jul 3, 2007||
OCLC acquires remaining shares of OCLC PICA.|
|Apr 11, 2007||
OCLC begins pilot of WorldCat Local discovery service.|
|Jan 19, 2007||
Eric van Lubeek appointed Director of Operations and Services of OCLC PICA.|
|Aug 14, 2006||
OCLC acquires DiMeMa, Inc. for $3,912,200.|
|Jul 1, 2006||
OCLC acquires Research Libraries group.|
|May 3, 2006||
OCLC announces agreement to acquire Research Libraries Group.|
|Jan 3, 2006||
OCLC acquires Openly Informatics for $1,950,000.|
|Nov 3, 2005||
OCLC PICA acquires Fretwell-Downing Informatics for $8,913,100.|
|Jun 27, 2005||
OCLC PICA acquires Sisis Informationssysteme for $4,504,700.|
|May 27, 2005||
OCLC PICA acquires a majority share in Strata Preservation in The Hague..|
OCLC absorbs 24/7 Reference Service from Metropolitan Cooperative Library System.|
|Nov 12, 2003||
OCLC acquires CAPCON.|
|Jul 1, 2003||
OCLC PICA acquires V3.Web, the ILL requesting and management system from LIBPAC.|
|Jul 1, 2003||
OCLC PICA acquires V3.Web ILL requesting and management system from LIBPAC.|
|Apr 16, 2002||
Rein van Charldorp appointed Managing Director of OCLC PICA.|
OCLC PICA formed through the consolidation of Pica BV and OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa.|
|Apr 20, 2001||
InfoVision Technology assumes support for Altarama Systems library management products.|
Altarama Information Systems founded.|
OCLC becomes exclusive distributor for ILLiad software developed by Virginia Tech and Atlas Systems.|
OCLC acquires 60 percent ownership of PICA BV for $8.7 million.|
Stichting Pica forms PICA BV established as a Dutch limited liability company .|
OCLC acquires Library Technical Services (LTS).|
OCLC acquires WLN .|
|Jun 1, 1998||
Openly Informatics Inc. founded by Eric Hellman.|
|May 11, 1998||
Robert L. (Jay) Jordan becomes President and CEO of OCLC.|
OCLC acquires Blackwell North America’s authority control service business.|
|Jul 14, 1997||
OCLC opens its office in Montréal, Canada.|
OCLC sells Information Dimensions to Gores Technology Group. .|
Sisis Informationssysteme founded by Siemens.|
Bibliocentre joins OCLC.|
Pica takes a majority share in new-founded company ALS International Limited.|
Stichting Centre for Library Automation, Pica becomes Stichting Pica.|
OCLC Acquires Information Dimensions, Inc., from Battelle Memorial Institute.|
Fretwell-Downing Informatics founded by Anthony Fretwell-Downing .|
Altarama Systems Pty Ltd founded by Shirley Forster.|
Ameritech acquires LS/2000 from OCLC.|
OCLC acquires Dewey Decimal Classification.|
OCLC acquires ALIS I and II software from Data Phase to be marketed under the new name of LS/2.|
PICA becomes an independent organization named Stichting Centre for Library Automation, Pica.|
OCLC acquires Avatar .|
|May 28, 1983||
Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering founded by Hendrikus Johannes Kuijpers and Jozef Nicolaas Maria Huijsmans.|
OCLC purchases Integrated Library System (ILS) from Lister Hill Center.|
OCLC purchased Total Library System from The Claremont Colleges .|
OCLC Europe established.|
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. becomes the legal name for OCLC.|
OCLC introduces Interlibrary Loan service.|
OCLC begins to accept members outside Ohio and changes its name to OCLC, Inc.|
|Aug 26, 1971||
Alden Library at Ohio University begins online catalog on OCLC system.|
PICA founded by Royal National Library and a group of Dutch University Libraries.|
Ohio College Library Center founded.|
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of OCLC, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2013). Innovative Interfaces Absorbs SkyRiver and Withdraws Lawsuit Against OCLC
In a major shift in strategy reflecting a more collaborative style of its new ownership and management, Innovative interfaces has withdrawn the lawsuit it filed against OCLC in July 2010. SkyRiver Technologies, the sister company and lead plaintiff of the suit, has been absorbed into Innovative Interfaces, which will integrate the SkyRiver cataloging service into its product offerings.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (November 2012). OCLC Launches WorldShare Metadata Collection Management
>OCLC continues the expansion of new applications available on its new strategic WorldShare Platform with the release of WorldShare Metadata. WorldShare Metadata collection management joins other major applications that OCLC has developed on its new WorldShare Platform, including WorldShare Management Services, which offers functionality to displace a locally-installed integrated library system, and WorldShare License Manager, which provides tools for managing a library's subscriptions to electronic resources.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). BIBSYS and OCLC Withdraw from Partnership
In previous issues of Smart Libraries Newsletter, we reported on the partnership for the BIBSYS consortium, comprising more than 100 research and special libraries in Norway to implement OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS). The BIBSYS project has been presented by OCLC as an example of a large-scale project based on WMS that uses it as a foundation to support applications and services created by libraries and other third parties, as is the vision for the WorldShare Platform. OCLC and BIBSYS have recently announced that the project has been discontinued.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). OCLC Expands Opportunities for Sharing WorldCat Metadata
OCLC and Europeana have recently reached an agreement that would allow member libraries to contribute data to the Europeana.eu portal and remain within the WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities guidelines. Under this agreement, OCLC member libraries can contribute metadata derived from WorldCat using the Creative Commons Zero public domain license. Europeana and OCLC would then request that subsequent users of that contributed metadata give attribution to OCLC and the contributing institution.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2012). Smarter Libraries through Technology: The OCLC Non-Event
The topic sparking the most buzz in library tech circles at ALA's Annual Conference was the unfortunate turn of events surrounding OCLC leadership. OCLC had named Jack Blount as its new President and Chief Executive Officer on June 8, 2012 and then rescinded the appointment with a subsequent and surprising announcement. A letter from Larry Alford, chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees, to the organization's membership dated June 20, 2012, gave the first public statement of this dramatic change of course. Jay Jordan will continue at the helm. The expected duration of Jordan's extended tenure as President and CEO of OCLC was not immediately announced as the organization defines a new executive selection process.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2012). OCLC Navigates the Realm of Open Linked Data
OCLC's stance on linked data and open data has become a key topic of interest for libraries. OCLC has been involved with the Semantic Web and linked data as research projects for several years. It has released open data licenses for some of its ancillary products. Where the massive WorldCat database, OCLC's prime strategic asset, fits into plans for open data remains a pressing concern for librarians. Through a series of actions, OCLC has demonstrated a progressively more open approach to the information assets under its stewardship.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). OCLC Launches the WorldShare Brand and Wins an ARL Member
OCLC announced WorldShare License Manager based on the OCLC WorldShare Platform to offer a complete set of services to help libraries manage their subscriptions to electronic resources. This product makes use of the OCLC WorldCat knowledge base, which holds data describing the universe of specific holdings that can be accessed via the electronic resource packages available to libraries. Functionality offered by the WorldShare License Manager includes selection, acquisition, and management of electronic resources as well as link resolution. The application manages related to vendors, subscription details, license terms, and access restrictions.
Breeding, Marshall, Information Today (December 5, 2011). OCLC WorldShare Platform: OCLC Brands and Strengthens its Webscale Strategy
OCLC has been promoting its Web-scale Management Services as an alternative to traditional library management systems and it has created a new technology platform to support both its own automation services as well as those created by library developers. Significant activity has been churning around these activities, with the initial version of the library automation services complete and 32 libraries now using it as their production platform. OCLC has now launched a new brand around these efforts: OCLC WorldShare.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2010). OCLC Web-scale Management Services enters Adoption Cycle
The emergence of a new library management platform from OCLC represents a potential change of major proportions in the library automation industry. Given the size and reach of OCLC, its new entry into the field marks a major event. In recent weeks, this system has shifted from concept to practice as it begins to find production use. Beginning July 1, the WMS became available to libraries willing to be early adopters. Lupton Library of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is on track to become the first library to implement OCLC’s new Web-scale Management Services as its production automation system.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2011). OCLC Acquires German Public Library Vendor BOND, Extending its European Presence
In the latest business acquisition of a library automation company, OCLC announced in April 2011 that it has acquired BOND GmbH & Co. KG Bond, is a major commercial vendor of library automation software for libraries in German speaking countries in Europe. Around 4,000 libraries in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have implemented the company's automation products, including Bibliotheca2000 or Bibliotheca.net. The company also offers a bibliographic utility for its customers to support cataloging operations. While public libraries dominate its customer base, it also serves school, special, and academic libraries in smaller proportions. The acquisition represents the latest in a series of business acquisitions that contributes to OCLC's standing as one of the largest players in European library automation sector.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2010). OCLC Opens Up WorldCat through APIs
In a move that opens the massive WorldCat database to external developers, OCLC has released a limited set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to programmers outside of its direct membership. OCLC has offered a more robust API to affiliated organizations for more than a year. Releasing an API to external, unaffiliated developers may open up new opportunities that will enable library-created bibliographic data to be used in new types of applications
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2009). OCLC Reveals its Strategy for Library Automation
In a move that has stirred some controversy in the library automation industry, OCLChas announced that it will extend World Cat Local, initially positioned primarily as a discovery tool, to provide a complete suite of services for the automation of libraries. Work is now underway to create services associated with WorldCat Local that perform circulation, resource fulfillment, acquisitions, and license management. Taken together, these services will obviate the need for a library to operate its own integrated library system.
Breeding, Marshall, Library Journal Online (5/15/2009). OCLC Enters Fray with New Library System
In a bold move that could reshape the library automation landscape, OCLC has expanded WorldCat Local’s existing cataloging and discovery tools with new circulation, delivery, and acquisitions features. This new project, which OCLC calls “the first web-scale, cooperative library management service,” will ultimately bring into WorldCat Local the full complement of functions traditionally performed by a locally installed integrated library system (ILS) and, OCLC says, at a lower cost.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2008). OCLC Acquires EZproxy
OCLC has acquired EZproxy from Useful Utilities, a one-person company based in Peoria, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The acquisition of this product gives OCLC control of an important piece of the infrastructure that connects individual libraries to the content and services on the Web.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2007). OCLC Completes Its Acquisition of PICA
OCLC took another step in its growth as a global organization by gaining complete ownership of OCLC PICA, the integrated library system based in the Netherlands and used by libraries and library consortia in Europe and elsewhere. While this move represents a solidification of OCLC’s European holdings, it does not reflect a major change in strategy. OCLC already owned the majority of the shares of OCLC PICA through combined investments of $8.7 million made in December 1999 and September 2000. OCLC has not yet revealed the amount paid for the remaining 40 percent of the shares.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2006). Big Bibliographic Services: OCLC and RLG
RLG, a smaller-scale organization that offered an alternative set of bibliographic databases and services for research libraries, announced it would be joining the OCLC brood. Although cast as a merger, the terms of the arrangement spell out an acquisition. the transaction involves OCLC purchasing the assets and assuming the liabilities of RLG. If the deal completes, RLG will no longer exist as a separate organization. The plan calls for OCLC to integrate RLG’s products and services in two ways: some will be combined with existing OCLC products and services to create economies of scale and to eliminate redundancies, while others will continue within OCLC and be managed through a new RLG-Programs division.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2006). OCLC’s ongoing open season on acquisitions
Opening 2006 with the purchase of Openly Informatics, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) continues its buying spree of technology companies. This company brings into the OCLC fold content components related to e-journals holdings and key technologies in the reference-linking arena. Openly shifts its private-company status into a division of a non-profit organization. Eric Hellman, founder/president of Openly Informatics, will continue to head the activities of his former company as director of the OCLC Openly Informatics division, reporting to Mike Teets, VP of Global Product Architecture at OCLC.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2005). OCLC PICA acquires Fretwell-Downing Informatics Group
Continuing its expansion into the library software arena, OCLC recently announced its intent to acquire U.K.-based Fretwell-Downing Informatics (FDI) Group. A transaction to be processed through OCLC’s major European division, OCLC PICA, this move to add FDI comes after OCLC PICA’s takeover of Sisis Informationssysteme, a German-based ILS company. This event also takes place within the larger context of a robust consolidation phase within the library automation industry (as evidenced by this year’s SirsiDynix merger).
Fretwell-Downing Informatics will continue to operate under its established name, though as a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of OCLC PICA. Existing management and staff will remain in place. As part of OCLC, FDI gains access to a significant development and support infrastructure. FDI’s customers in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg) will especially benefit from closer proximity to OCLC PICA facilities
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (September 2005). OCLC Back in the ILS Business?
Though not considered a major move back into the integrated library system arena, OCLC PICA, a cooperative of European libraries in the Netherlands, has acquired Sisis Informationssysteme, a small company that produces library automation software. Based in Oberhaching, Germany, Sisis offers a library management system called SISIS-SunRise, which finds use in about 150 libraries. The company also produces SISIS Elektra, a product designed to help implement a portal for an organization. This acquisition strengthens the OCLC PICA operation, adding to its resources in systems development and support.