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Erasmus University Rotterdam selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

“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.” (via OCLC)

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The Washington State Library illuminates rural digital collections with visual mapping

“With OCLC’s CONTENTdm, libraries can increase the visibility of digital collections and make them more discoverable. CONTENTdm enables the storage, editing and display of digital collections, making them accessible online for searchers worldwide.Last year, the Washington State Library added a visual mapping tool to several of its digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm.The Washington Rural Heritage Collection and the Colville National Forest Heritage Collection use StoryMap JS, a free, open source tool for geo mapping created by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. The Washington State Library has embedded this tool in its CONTENTdm websites, allowing users to browse maps and explore collections geographically. Users can click on map locations of Washington state, and can view links and short blurbs about digital collections from specific areas. Digital items such as images and videos are available from these collections.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

“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. “OCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to libraries’ most important and popular resources,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.” (via OCLC )

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Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging

“What began with a few libraries’ early application of ethnographic methods to learn more about user behaviors and needs has grown to become a significant body of work done across many institutions using a broad range of methods. User-centered investigations are increasingly influential in discussions about the shape and future of the research library. User-centered design that builds on such work is becoming deeply embedded in library planning and service development in some research libraries.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC named among ‘Best Places to Work’ in Central Ohio

“OCLC, the nonprofit global library cooperative based in Dublin, has been named among the “Best Places to Work” in Central Ohio. OCLC was ranked 10th in the category for organizations with 250 or more employees. The rankings were determined by workplace satisfaction surveys completed confidentially by employees along with data collected by Quantum, an Omaha, Nebraska-based research organization.” (via OCLC)

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Cleveland Public Library Digital Gallery brings digital collections to life with interactive video wall

“Earlier this year, the Cleveland Public Library installed an interactive touch, video wall to help patrons learn about local history through resources in the library’s Digital Gallery, which is powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm. With CONTENTdm, you can increase the visibility of your digital collections and make them more discoverable. CONTENTdm allows you to store, edit and display your digital collections, so you can showcase them online and share them with the world.” (OCLC)

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The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn

“This compilation provides a sequential overview of some of our user behavior research findings that articulate the need for the design of future library services to be all about the user.” (via OCLC)

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IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities report available

“Prepared by OCLC Research, IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities summarizes the June 2015 IMLS forum that focused on surfacing strategies for the field and emphasizing agency priorities, including helping underserved communities, fostering civic engagement, and making libraries accessible to all. The report offers insight into how libraries and their partners can develop community-driven projects and concludes with three takeaway questions for participants.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC to launch linked data pilot with seven leading libraries

“OCLC is working with seven leading libraries in a pilot program designed to learn more about how linked data will influence library workflows in the future. The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to surface WorldCat Person entities, including 109 million brief descriptions of authors, directors, musicians and others that have been mined from WorldCat, the world’s largest resource of library metadata.” (via OCLC)

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IMLS awards grants to OCLC

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently awarded grants to OCLC, including two National Leadership Grants for Libraries and one Laura Bush 21st Century Grant. National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance library and archival practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely replicated. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty and library leaders.” (via OCLC)

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