What's New at OCLC
OHIONET and OCLC are pleased to continue to provide opportunities for directors and library staff to build community, deliver programming on the latest OCLC webscale services, and build awareness for OCLC products, services and cooperative initiatives.
Here is the latest from OCLC:
- Increase your visibility on the Web using OCLC’s new OCLC Library Spotlight program -- Libraries can increase their visibility on the Web by registering basic local information with the OCLC Library Spotlight program - a free service that works with popular Web services to promote libraries. Yelp, the popular local directory service, has agreed to be one of the first to work with OCLC on this new program.
- Expansion of the OCLC Control Number: test records now availableWorldCat continues to grow! -- OCLC Control Numbers are assigned to WorldCat bibliographic records, including Institution Records. As previously announced, the OCLC Control Number is anticipated to reach 1 billion sometime after July 1, 2013. At that point, OCLC will increase the length of the OCLC Control Number to accommodate a variable-length number string. If you use and/or store OCLC MARC bibliographic records and the OCLC Control Number, you will notice a change when the OCLC Control Number 1 billion is reached. Sample files are now available for use in testing your systems. Go to OCLC Control Number expansion website.
- New video explains the power of syndicating library data -- A new, short video—less than 10 minutes—about online syndication of media and data, and the opportunities that syndication can provide for libraries, is now available on the OCLC YouTube channel. View video.
- MOOCs and Libraries event videos now available -- The “MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?” event took place 18–19 March at the University of Pennsylvania and was broadcast live online. Hosted by OCLC Research and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the event featured thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with MOOCs, and engaged attendees in discussions about strategic opportunities and challenges going forward. Find links to all 11 individual videos, presenter’s slides, and additional information on this exciting event here.
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