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StyleEase uses WorldCat data to help automate citations for students

“The partnership provides quick search access to the world’s library collection via WorldCat. The data is available through the WorldCat Search API as a part of the WorldShare Platform. The WorldShare platform gives flexible, open access to the shared library data of the cooperative, so that students can discover, cite and create lists for information in e-books, books, chapters, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, films and more. One of the citation services’ advantages is that it lets users view the citation format as they enter their information, so they learn how to reference materials as they go. StyleEase uses WorldCat data to quickly fill citation information. It then formats and compiles a bibliography according to the guidelines of whichever style manual the user selects. Manual entry is also an option.” (via OCLC)

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National Library of Poland will add 1.3 million more records to WorldCat

“The National Library of Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) and OCLC have signed an agreement to add 1.3 million Polish library records to WorldCat. Once the records from the National Library of Poland have been added to WorldCat, they will be discoverable on the web through popular search and partner sites, and through WorldCat.org. ‘Biblioteka Narodowa is looking forward to the great worldwide visibility that WorldCat can offer,’ commented Tomasz Makowski, director general of the National Library of Poland. ‘And of course we’re very happy with the efficiencies we can achieve by using WorldCat for copy cataloguing.”

via Research Information

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Italian public library records added to WorldCat

“OCLC has added the records of a group of more than 100 public libraries in the province of Trento, Italy, to WorldCat. This addition significantly increases the number of Italian language records in the world’s largest database of items held in libraries. With their records in WorldCat, these Italian libraries’ collections are more visible and accessible to people around the world interested in Italian literature, history and culture.”

via OCLC

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MIT Libraries joins Ivy League partnership for access to over 50 million volumes

The Tech – “MIT Libraries recently became the newest member of the Borrow Direct program, a partnership between MIT and the Ivy League, which allows for MIT students, staff, and faculty to access over 50 million volumes available in libraries at Yale, Brown, Penn, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard (which joined shortly before MIT, in January). The service expands library access from the five million volumes currently available in MIT libraries.”

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All OAIster! All the time!

WorldCat Blog – “You may have been excited when you heard that OAIster content was being indexed on WorldCat.org. The latest news is that a new site is available that only includes OAIster and its millions of metadata records”

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I can haz Worldcat?

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Calling all developers: WorldCat Hackathon

It’s all good – “If you’re a coder-type or want to hang out with some and brainstorm some great ideas/write some great code, come to the WorldCat Hackathon”

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WorldCat for iPhone

WorldCat Blog: “I don’t have an iPhone yet, but I just found (another) reason to want one: there’s now a WorldCat app developed for it”

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Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

WorldCat Blog – “Officially, it’s called WorldCat Identities, and its built into WorldCat.org.”

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