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OCLC Research publishes preprint of “Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting”

“Written by Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, and Brian Lavoie, “Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting” [pdf] takes a broad view of the evolution of collecting behaviors in a network environment and suggests some future directions based on various simple models.” (via OCLC)

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IMLS Awards Grant to OCLC to Help Libraries Continue to Support Community Health Initiatives

“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.” (via IMLS)

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

“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. These records, which represent books and journals published between 1911 and 2013, were loaded in WorldCat earlier this year. The contribution from Shanghai Library, an OCLC member since 1996, enhances the richness and depth of Chinese materials in WorldCat as well as the discoverability of these collections around the world.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC and Elsevier to offer automated seamless access to subscribed e-content

“OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, are working together to automate the process to keep e-book and e-journal holdings from ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature, up-to-date in WorldCat and library catalogs. The automated process ensures seamless access to subscribed content without intervention from library staff.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC named among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in Information Technology

“OCLC, the global library service and research organization, based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named among Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT.” It is the ninth consecutive year OCLC has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the IT publication’s annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which is published in the June 23 issue of Computerworld and available online at Computerworld.com.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC Research offers Above the Fold readers new options

“OCLC Research launched the e-newsletter Above the Fold in September 2008, and its audience has been steadily growing since. To give readers additional options for receiving, consuming and engaging with Above the Fold, we’re changing our publication process. We’re shifting our practices so that each ATF article will appear as an individual blog post on the new Above the Fold blog along with our commentary, and we’ll tweet those posts from @ATFOCLC.” (via OCLC)

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Jeff Jacobs named Chief Information Officer at OCLC

“Jeff J. Jacobs, an experienced technology executive with several large organizations, has been named OCLC’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Jacobs comes to OCLC from JPMorgan Chase, where he served as Chief Technology Officer for the digital consumer businesses. He also held the titles of Managing Director and Senior Vice President. In his most recent role at JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Jacobs oversaw a large technology team of more than 600 responsible for infrastructure, development, quality and operations supporting multiple businesses that serve Chase’s more than 35 million online customers. Additionally, his innovation team delivered the company’s first responsive and adaptive site, further enhancing the customer experience.” (via OCLC)

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320 million records from ProQuest Central now discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

“More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuest® Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. The new discovery experience is possible through a data exchange agreement signed in 2013 by OCLC and ProQuest to enhance library discovery for users of WorldCat Discovery Services and the ProQuest Central full-text database. The program shares metadata from some of the world’s most-widely used library collections, enriching the content and creating connections for users of both ProQuest Central and WorldCat Discovery.” (via ProQuest)

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PALNI is first academic library group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

“The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), which provides library automation services to 23 institutions, is the first academic group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system. WorldShare Management Services is an integrated suite of library management applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users.” (via OCLC)

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New data and visualizations available on MARC Usage in WorldCat site

“OCLC Research is studying utilization rates of MARC tags and subfields in WorldCat and producing tools and reports to ultimately inform decisions about where we go from here with the data that has been encoded using the MARC standard. The MARC Usage in WorldCat website has been updated with October 2013 reports and with two new data visualizations. One visualization depicts every field by format and then by tag in a zoomable starburst diagram, and the other depicts every field first by tag and then by format in a zoomable starburst. Actual numbers can be seen while hovering over the tag.” (via OCLC)

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