Increase your visibility on the web with the 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 available
WorldCat 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.
MOOCs and Libraries event videos now available
The "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event took place
March 18-19 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 the OCLC website.
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