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Public libraries partner with Redbox and OCLC to pilot community initiative

“Public libraries were chosen as a launching pad for ‘Outside the Box’ because they are trusted institutions in local neighborhoods,” said Chrystie Hill, Community Relations Director for OCLC. “Like Redbox, libraries are committed to providing access to popular content and programs, to engaging and building communities, and contributing to local development. We’re thrilled to bring five leading libraries together with Redbox and the Project for Public Spaces to kick off this innovative program.” (via OCLC)

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Bishop Grosseteste University is first UK institution to go live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services

“Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln is the first institution in the UK to go live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) having successfully implemented the services on Monday. Bishop Grosseteste University is now among the more than 100 libraries worldwide using OCLC’s cloud-based library management services that easily integrate with institutional systems to help libraries become more efficient with print and electronic workflows.” (via OCLC)

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University of Aruba Library selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

“University of Aruba (UA) Library has become the first library in the Caribbean to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, which provide a Web-based environment that streamlines cataloging, acquisitions, license management and circulation workflows, and offers the WorldCat Local discovery service for its users.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC’s WebJunction Marks 10 Years of Supporting and Serving Libraries

“This month, OCLC’s WebJunction celebrates 10 years as an online learning community for library staff. On May 12, 2003, a celebration at the U.S. Library of Congress marked the launch of WebJunction.org, a new online community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and resources necessary for libraries to successfully provide public access to information.” (via WebJunction)

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Skip Prichard named OCLC President and CEO

“Skip Prichard, an experienced senior executive in the information services market, has been named the next OCLC President and CEO. Mr. Prichard has led multi-national organizations that serve libraries across the full spectrum of library services and content needs. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc., which provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Prior to his service at Ingram, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a respected global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets with offices around the world.” (via OCLC)

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GPO in the Top 10 List of Original Catalogers in the World

“The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) was recently named one of the top 10 original catalogers in the world in OCLC’s Annual Report for FY12. During that period, GPO added 17,310 new records for U.S. Government information products to WorldCat, a database of bibliographic information built continuously by libraries around the world and OCLC. As one of the founding members of the OCLC network in 1976, GPO has reached several important milestones as an active contributor to WorldCat over the years. In 1992, a GPO Cataloger contributed the 100,000th record to the OCLC Bibliographic Database, and in 1999, another GPO cataloger contributed the 43,000,000th record.” (via FDLP)

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OCLC and ProQuest Collaborate to Enhance Library Discovery

“ProQuest and OCLC are launching a far-reaching data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon® service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across some of the world’s most-widely used library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services.”

via OCLC

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RLUK and OCLC pilot solution for electronic resource metadata management

“OCLC is working with several members of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) to pilot a service that brings improvements to the way libraries manage electronic resources and to users’ access of these collections. Powered by the WorldCat knowledge base, OCLC WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager delivers records for electronic materials automatically to libraries and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated, significantly streamlining the processes of managing eResources.”

via Research Information

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Michael Panzer named Editor-in-Chief of the DDC system

“Michael Panzer, formerly Assistant Editor, has been named the 10th Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. Mr. Panzer, who becomes the first DDC Editor-in-Chief from outside the United States, replaces Joan S. Mitchell, who has retired after serving with distinction in the position since 1993. Mr. Panzer joined OCLC in May 2007 as Global Product Manager of Taxonomy Services, and was appointed Assistant Editor of the DDC in March 2009. From 2002 to 2005, he headed the technical team that translated Dewey into German. He was the first member of a Dewey translation team to be appointed Assistant Editor.”

via OCLC

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OCLC and Gale expand partnership

“OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform. OCLC and Gale have been offering access to some of Gale’s most popular databases to mutual subscribers through the WorldCat Local discovery and delivery service. This new agreement will enable OCLC to index metadata and full text for all Gale databases and scholarly archives and make them discoverable through WorldCat Local for mutual subscribers.”

via Cengage Learning

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