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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – October 2022

This month, I’ll offer thoughts on two recent reports on libraries and collaboration: from OCLC Research in August and from an International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) task force in September. The OCLC report focuses solely on academic libraries and refers liberally to former OCLC Vice President Lorcan Dempsey’s recent work and other library and …Read more »

Outside the Box: Get Involved!

Get Involved with OCLC and Outside the Box! Developed and funded by Redbox, Outside the Box is an innovative program that brings people together for free, fun entertainment events in their local community. When people connect, communities benefit—and as trusted community anchors, public libraries are central to Outside the Box efforts. This year, up to …Read more »

Register today for the Regional Print Management Symposium Viewing Party March 28

Are you unable to attend “Regional Print Management: Right-Scaling Solutions Symposium” on March 27-28, 2014, (hosted by OCLC Research, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) & the Ohio State University Libraries) but are still interested in learning more about this topic? Join colleagues for an in-person, live-steam viewing party during the final day of the …Read more »

The Hype and Hope of MOOCS

Can’t go to ALA Midwinter? Do you still want to be a part of the conversation? Join 2013 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and U-M Special Projects Librarian Emily Puckett Rodgers for discussion after viewing a free symposium on MOOCS, January 24, 2014. As part of OCLC’s Americas Member Meeting, “The Hype and Hope of …Read more »

Lisa Carlucci Thomas featured Keynote Speaker at MCLS Annual Meeting

MCLS is pleased to announce Lisa Carlucci Thomas, 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, 2009 ALA Emerging Leader and Director of the library and creative services firm Design Think Do, the keynote speaker at our annual meeting which will be held on October 4, 2013 at the Marten House Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Viewing by …Read more »

Join MCLS online to learn about “Culturomics”

June 28, 2013-2:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern (1:00 – 3:00 pm, Central) Join the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) to watch and discuss the OCLC Americas Member Meeting and Symposium featuring Jean-Baptiste Michel, Visiting Scientist, Harvard University and Erez Lieberman Aiden, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and of Computer Science …Read more »

OCLC Annual Report 2012 available

In this year’s report Jay Jordan, OCLC President and Chief Executive Officer, wrote that libraries continued their strong use of OCLC systems and services in fiscal 2012. Members of the OCLC cooperative used OCLC to: catalog 423.9 million items online and via batchload add 37.9 million new records to the WorldCat database arrange 9.2 million …Read more »

Michigan Geek the Library 101

Sign up for the free, live webinar: What’s Geek the Library and How Can I Launch a Local Campaign?, to be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 pm ET. Have you heard about the Geek the Library community awareness campaign? Many Michigan libraries have already made impact in their local communities—and had a lot of …Read more »

OCLC and Goodreads team up

OCLC is pleased to announce that it has expanded its strategic partnership with Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, to help provide greater visibility for all libraries. The new agreement pledges to improve Goodreads members’ experience of finding fresh, new things to read through libraries. It will also provide libraries with …Read more »

New videos on transforming discovery and resource sharing

New services from OCLC provide opportunities to create and share at Webscale. Built on the OCLC WorldShare™ Platform, OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan will replace WorldCat® Resource Sharing and help library staff and users quickly and easily obtain the resources they need from libraries worldwide. Plus, new discovery features in and WorldCat® Local give staff …Read more »

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