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Minitex News articles tagged with "OCLC" (77):

OCLC's Top 10 circulating books for February 2024

OCLC recently released its Top 10 circulating books for February 2024. See below to find out which titles made the list.

Nominations open for STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

Recognize your Resource Sharing colleagues by nominating them for the STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award! The submission deadline is February 23, 2024.

Introducing OCLC WorldShare Record Manager

Have you heard that CatExpress and Connexion Browser are retiring soon? OCLC is focusing their attention on WorldShare Record Manager. Join Elissah Becknell (Minitex) and Elizabeth Tuckwood (Minnesota State Law Library) as they talk about adopting this bibliographic utility into their cataloging practice and point out important features and cool discoveries along the way. 

OCLC Survey: Redefining the library experience

OCLC Research and the OCLC Global Council have partnered to develop this survey, open through Monday, March 20. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Final call for proposals: WMS Upper Midwest User Group Meeting

The deadline for session proposals for the spring 2023 meeting of the WMS Upper Midwest User Group is Tuesday, February 21. This online event will take place over two morning sessions, March 28-29.

WMS Upper Midwest User Group issues save-the-date and call for proposals

The WMS Upper Midwest User Group Meeting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29, 2023. The call for proposals is now open. Presentation formats including lightning rounds, roundtables, and individual or panel presentations are all welcome.

Background on the MNLINK transition

Minitex runs Minnesota's statewide interlibrary loan portal, MNLINK. The software that makes MNLINK possible, VDX, will be retired by OCLC in June 2024.

Resource Sharing statistics - OCLC FY2020 top 100 lenders and borrowers

Minitex ranks second as a resource sharing lender on the OCLC system for 2020.

Study finds no coronavirus on library materials after 72 hours

A study conducted by Batelle found no SARS-CoV-2 virus (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on library materials after 72 hours. The study was an initiative of the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project led by OCLC, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Batelle. The project's goal is to provide science-based information to libraries and museums as they consider reopening amid the pandemic.

Interlibrary loan COVID-19 changes

In Minnesota, we are working remotely and there have been enormous changes to our workflow in the last several weeks. In some cases, the interlibrary loan systems we use may be able to help us streamline our new processes. Here is some information about how various systems are handling specific details in our work.