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  OCLC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OCLC is part-owner (with Pica-Stiftung) of OCLC PICA, a library automation systems and services company, which has its headquarters in Leiden in the Netherlands.
OCLC member libraries' catalogs are more accessible from the sites where many people start their search for information.
OCLC maintains a database for cataloging and searching purposes which is used by librarians and the public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/OCLC   (574 words)

 LLRX.com - How Dewey Classify OCLC's Lawsuit
OCLC's chief argument stresses that use by the Library Hotel is “likely to cause confusion as to sponsorship or authorization by OCLC, or alternatively, destroy the origin-identifying function of the Dewey Marks.” Complaint at 10.
In the complaint, OCLC focuses on the potential for false sponsorship and false origin, also citing a concern that their Dewey could become generic in the eyes of consumers.
OCLC has clearly not assented to the use, as evidenced by the language of the complaint itself.
www.llrx.com /features/deweyoclc.htm   (2402 words)

 OCLC Research Publications Repository
In our case, the Pears database was connected to an open-source standards-based SRW/U server, which was connected to an open-source standards-based OAI server, which was connected to an open-source ERRoL server [12], which applies the power of standards-based XSLT [13] to bring it all together as a holistic unit.
We challenged an OCLC developer to implement a new repository from scratch, to get some sense for how difficult this would be.
OCLC membership, FirstSearch, and Digital Archive incur fees, but these are optional to the architecture, and "sunk" for OCLC member institutions that already have them.
www.dlib.org /dlib/march05/hyatt/03hyatt.html   (1772 words)

 OCLC Institute - e-Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
OCLC generates a "Registration Key" for each license purchased.
If payment method is check, OCLC distributes Registration Keys to purchaser upon receipt of check.
OCLC 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin OH USA 43017-3395
institute.oclc.org /mlp.shtm   (234 words)

 ResourceShelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
OCLC could use RSS and provide feeds to Yahoo and Google (or other engines) so new content could be indexed on the fly.
This makes sense; OCLC is trying to protect itself from libraries taking but not giving back.
OCLC could make additional user services available, including the ability to create lists, save results, and build a bibliography.
www.resourceshelf.com /2004/10/oclc-opens-up-entire-worldcat-database.html   (1330 words)

 Library and OCLC to Collaborate on Digital Refnce. Project
OCLC and the Library of Congress co-sponsored a symposium on "Building the Virtual Reference Desk in a 24/7 World" at the Library of Congress on Jan. 12 that was attended by more than 600 librarians.
OCLC was founded in 1967 to improve access to the world's information and reduce information costs and conducts ongoing research to develop technologies to support that mission.
In Asia and the Pacific region, contact the OCLC Asia Pacific office in Dublin, Ohio at (614) 764-6189; fax: (614) 764-4331; or e-mail: asia_pacific@oclc.org.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/2001/01-015.html   (846 words)

 OHIONET » OCLC Services » What's New   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
OCLC's Union List service is the mechanism that provides the volume and year information in OCLC for a serials title your library owns.
OCLC is in the process of converting local holdings data records (LDRs) to the standard for holdings data, MARC21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and moving the manual local holdings maintenance functionality to the Connexion Browser.
OCLC anticipates a hot cutover from Passport to the Connexion Browser and possibly a slight gap in availability to allow for final conversion.
www.ohionet.org /oclc_whatsnew.shtml   (1425 words)

 OCLC Card
If you are a UH faculty member, you qualify for an OCLC Borrower's Card.
To find out which libraries honor the OCLC card, go to: http://www.oclc.org/contacts/libraries.
OCLC card holders may check out 4 books for three weeks.
info.lib.uh.edu /services/oclc.html?t=text   (106 words)

 News Release, 3/2000: RLG and OCLC Explore Digital Archiving
"OCLC has long recognized the importance of digital archiving to libraries, and over the last few years has initiated several projects to explore technologies OCLC might use to provide long-term access to digital materials," said Jay Jordan, OCLC president and CEO.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center (http://www.oclc.org/) is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 36,000 libraries in 74 countries and territories.
OCLC is dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.
www.rlg.org /legacy/pr/pr2000-oclc.html   (563 words)

 PRESS RELEASE : OCLC to Sponsor New IFLA Early Career Development Fellowship
More information is available from the OCLC Institute on the Web at http://www.oclc.org/institute/, via telephone at +1-614-764-6357, or by writing to the OCLC Institute at 6600 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio, USA, 43017.
In Asia and the Pacific region, contact the OCLC Asia Pacific office in Dublin, Ohio (phone: +1-614-764-6189; fax: +1-614-764-4331; or e-mail: asia_pacific_services@oclc.org).
In Latin America and the Caribbean, contact the OCLC Latin America and the Caribbean office in Dublin, Ohio (phone: +1-614-761-5196; fax: +1-614-718-1026; or e-mail: america_latina@oclc.org).
www.ifla.org /V/press/pr990824.htm   (647 words)

 OCLC in TutorGig Tutorials
OCLC, or Online Computer Library Center, was founded in 1967, and originally named the Ohio Computer...
oclc illiad newsletter the oclc illiad newsletter atlas publishes a quarterly newsletter featuring the latest news about oclc illiad, including informative articles from oclc illiad users and updates from...
bcr - oclc marc record delivery o c l c c a t a l o g i n g a n d m e t a d a t a s e r v i c e s oclc marc record delivery oclc offers a variety of services that provide oclc-marc bibliographic and authority...
www.tutorgig.com /t/OCLC   (969 words)

 Technorati Tag: oclc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
OCLC has a neat service (xISBN) that will tell you what ISBNs are associated with other editions of a given work.
Thom Hickey discusses OCLC Research, projects, technology, and licensing with Educause's Matt Pasiewicz In a 23-minute...
OCLC has a neat service that will tell you what ISBNs are associated with other editions of a given work.
technorati.com /tag/oclc   (494 words)

 WiLS OCLC Services and Resources
OCLC is running a special 25% off promotion on the NetLibrary eBook subject sets for public, academic and community colleges.
OCLC members are from 38,000 libraries of all types in 76 countries.
WiLS, one of the U.S. regional networks, provides OCLC training and support through workshops and distribution of information updates.
www.wils.wisc.edu /oclc   (338 words)

 Globalisation and Information Access. by Colin Steele
OCLC has positioned itself to become the springboard for global information provision across a wide system of activities, while RLG has focussed itself, as a specific resource in the context of research collections.
OCLC have argued that the OCLC database is too huge as a single object to mirror overseas and too uneconomic to replicate with possibly historic design topology, but OCLC may be able to split access, particularly in the context of particular databases.
OCLC's automation initiatives with the National Library of China in the early 1980's met with some hurdles and probably reflected the gap then between Chinese optimism for technology and the lack of necessary infrastructure to underpin it.
www.anu.edu.au /caul/global.htm   (8221 words)

 It's all good: Left brain or right brain?
If you've been reading "It's All Good" for a while, you may recall that a few months ago I lamented that OCLC hadn't got anything to show for the long time we've been mulling over visual display of information.
Our colleague Tom Storey is the editor of the OCLC Abstracts and I stole the title from his notice about the pilot.
OCLC will conduct a user survey to gauge feedback during this pilot and will also collect usage statistics that will be evaluated for future applications."
scanblog.blogspot.com /2005/01/left-brain-or-right-brain.html   (323 words)

 OCLC Project Opens WorldCat Records to Google   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The announcement urged OCLC member libraries to participate in the program in order to increase the visibility of library collections to current and potential patrons, as well as enhance the image of libraries to administrators and funding agencies and improve the quality of material accessible from the Web.
OCLC launched the project in June 2003 after a year of extensive consultation with library and information industry leaders.
Clearly, the expansion to include OCLC’s records fits Google’s mission statement to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” A Google spokesperson pointed to this as part of the company’s effort to reach beyond the open Web, as it has, for example, in including IEEE abstracts.
www.infotoday.com /newsbreaks/nb031027-2.shtml   (1062 words)

 FAQ OCLC Request Request
This communication could be to send you the full OCLC record or to alert you to a problem with your brief request.
In order for Kathy Martin to be able to find the correct record at OCLC or to perform original cataloging for your request, key pieces of data must be present in the appropriate fields.
It is possible that you might have requests in your bank that have been rejected from the OCLC Request bank because they were missing one of the mandatory tags so the request isn't going to be filled.
www.infohio.org /uc/faqsoclc.html   (1492 words)

 OCLC: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
More than 50,000 libraries in 84 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, EHandler: no quick summary.
OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat WorldCat quick summary:
Worldcat is the worlds largest bibliographic database, the merged catalogs of thousands of oclc member libraries....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/oc/oclc3.htm   (701 words)

 RLG DigiNews: Volume 5, Number 6
Composed of the planning committee (OCLC and RLG staff) and 11 experts from organizations around the world, the working group brings together key stakeholders in the area of digital preservation to review existing practices, share expertise, and identify best practices and common approaches.
OCLC's digital archive development is occurring in tandem with both of the collaborative efforts.
Meg: At OCLC we are introducing a Digital and Preservation Co-op which will be the administrative home for ongoing collaborative programs in multiple areas—development of best practices for digitization and archiving, digital content creation, and educational development opportunities.
www.rlg.org /preserv/diginews/diginews5-6.html   (9278 words)

 MLN - OCLC Enrollment Instructions
Libraries, new to OCLC services, are encouraged to participate in these services based on their current total materials budget (books, serials, audio-visual, electronic materials, etc.) All Montana libraries (as defined by appearing in the Montana Library Directory) are invited to join this statewide contract.
When your patron finds something to borrow, their request goes to OCLC and sits in a 'review' file, waiting for a librarian from your library to logon to the OCLC ILL system, review the pending request, and process (or not) the request.
All OCLC ILL system requests are currently managed using OCLC's Passport software, regardless of how they were initiated.
montanalibraries.org /MLNarchive/MLN2002enroll/info.htm   (2330 words)

 SOLINET | OCLC Services
OCLC Connexion provides one-stop access to integrated cataloging tools and to WorldCat, the world's largest online union catalog and bibliographic database. The initial release uses a browser interface for many functions now found in OCLC's various cataloging services.
OCLC Z39.50 cataloging allows libraries to access the WorldCat database using their local system's commands and procedures.
Batchloading holdings for records exported via OCLC's Z39.50 Cataloging is handled the same as batchloading records from any other source except in the way that it is billed.
www.solinet.net /oclc_services/oclc_templ.cfm?doc_id=248   (1331 words)

 DearMYRTLE - OCLC What is it and how can it help genealogists?
Basically OCLC is a librarian's tool, which non-librarians can access with appropriate login credentials.
He mentioned that librarians use OCLC to catalog new books, greatly speeding up the process of unpacking an order and getting the books on the shelf.
As you may have noticed, Ed, when you get to OCLC's FirstSearch, you are requested to use a library name and password, which you wouldn't have since you are not a "member library." However, Manatee County, Florida library card holders like you have another option.
www.dearmyrtle.com /05/0714.htm   (846 words)

 Openly Informatics, OCLC join
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, the world's largest library cooperative, has purchased the assets of Openly Informatics, a leading provider of linking software and services for the library automation industry, so that both organizations can strengthen their products and services to benefit OCLC libraries and clients of Openly Informatics.
OCLC WorldCat, in turn, will be used to extend the Openly Informatics knowledgebase by contributing metadata covering materials in other electronic formats, including electronic books, digital audio books, digital theses and dissertations.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing and preservation services to 50,000 libraries in 84 countries and territories.
www.openly.com /pr/pr24.html   (434 words)

 Login to the OCLC ILL Management Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It presents frequency data for user-specified fields from several sources including the OCLC ILL request form and the OCLC bibliographic record from which the ILL request was created.
OCLC wants to know what you think about this upcoming service.
The data in this prototype demonstration is from an actual OCLC member library that has agreed to its use.
illstats.oclc.org /login.html   (213 words)

 PALINET - Publications - OCLC Watch - Available Back Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Created on 2004 April 9, the 135 millionth OCLC ILL request was for the book, Mothers Who Kill Their Children: Understanding the Acts of Moms from Susan Smith to the “Prom Mom” and was entered by Western Illinois University.
The WorldCat database in the OCLC FirstSearch service was moved to a new technology platform on 2004 April 18 that enables several major enhancements to searching.
OCLC has completed the first phase of an e-learning pilot that joins the QuestionPoint virtual reference service with college and university course management software programs.
www.palinet.org /publications/oclcwatch/oclcwatchmay2004.htm   (1761 words)

 CLC OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
CLC's OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service is available to all CLC member libraries at a fee of $9.00 per item.
CLC uses the OCLC database of over 40 million records for interlibrary loan.
If your request is filled, we send you an OCLC ILL form and a printout, with "shipped date" and "return to" information, so you will know when you can expect your item to arrive and when you will need to return it to the lending library.
www.ctlibrarians.org /services/ill.html   (698 words)

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