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  • I´m very excited to be here in Bogota, and I thank you for this opportunity to talk with you. Before I begin my presentation, I´d like to say that nothing in this presentation could be done without the metadata created by catalogers worldwide!

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  • 1. Libraries, Catalogs, and the Global Information Infrastructure David Whitehair Global Product Manager, Cataloging & Metadata Services IV Encuentro Internacional De Catalogadores October 22, 2008
  • 2. The Way We Worked Books Journals Newspapers Gov docs Maps Scores AV Dissertations Special collections Manuscripts Papers Univ records Journal articles Conference proceedings Etc. Library catalogs Archives Abstracting & Indexing services
  • 3. Where Do You Begin an Online Search for Information on a Topic? College Students’ Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources: a Report to the OCLC Membership : http://www.oclc.org/reports/perceptionscollege.htm
  • 4. LC Action Item 6.4: “Support research and development on the changing nature of the catalog to include consideration of a framework for its integration with other discovery tools.” Calhoun, Karen.  The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration with Other Discovery Tools.   Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 17 March 2006. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdf
  • 5. The Catalog in Context, 1 Online catalogs represent one node in the scholar’s information universe
  • 6. Geocentric/ Aristotelian view: The local catalog is the sun Heliocentric/ Copernican view: The local catalog is a planet
  • 7. The Catalog in Context, 2
    • New initiatives vie for resources (both human and financial) devoted to producing catalogs
  • 8. National Library Frameworks for Discovery and Delivery
    • Support for public education
      • Integrating access to a variety of sources
    • Contribution to the culture
      • Searching across institutional boundaries
    • Preservation of national heritage
    • Integrated information management
      • “ New types of information infrastructure”
      • Union catalogs as a primary means of access to library collections
      • A more compelling presence on the Web
    Cathro, Warwick S. 2001. Keynote paper: Visions for fundamental change in libraries and librarianship for Asia Pacific. Library Review 50 (7/8): 334-42.
  • 9. National Library and Information System, Trinidad and Tobago 24 public libraries Heritage Library National Archives
  • 10. OCLC’s Vision
      • Extend WorldCat’s relevance for multilingual cataloging, discovery, and delivery
      • Help libraries collaborate to reduce costs and reach more citizens, students, and scholars
      • Help libraries expose their collections where the users are—on the Web, using the global information infrastructure
  • 11. Some Success Stories
  • 12. 1. WorldCat: The World’s Cataloging at Your Fingertips
  • 13. The OCLC cooperative: 2008 69,826 libraries in 112 countries 1,355 55,284 882 5,639 4,253 1,015 320 Cataloging eBooks Reference Digitization & Preservation Resource Sharing Collection Analysis 1,080
  • 14. The OCLC Cooperative: a decade of growth 1998 30,000 3,200 64 38 million 668 million participating libraries participants outside U.S. participant countries WorldCat records WorldCat holdings 2008 69,826 14,544 112 108 million 1.3 billion
  • 15. WorldCat at June 30, 2008 90.6m Books 4.6m Serials 3.6m Visual materials 1.6m Maps 108 million records 1.3 billion holdings 3.8m Sound recordings 2.4m Scores .8m Computer files .9m Archival collections
  • 16.
    • Total Records
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Portuguese
    • Dutch
    • Hebrew
    Multilingual WorldCat Percentage of Non-English Records 1998: 37.5 records 23.9 m 2.3 m 2.2 m 1.6 m .8 m .8 m .7 m .7 m .3 m .3 m .2 m .2 m 2008: 108.2 records 55.2 m 6.2 m 12.3 m 3.6 m 2.5 m 1.8 m 2.3 m 1.7 m 1.2 m .9 m 2.7 m .7 m 1998 36% 2008 50 ¼ %
  • 17. OCLC Latin America and Caribbean
    • 882 libraries as of June 30, 2008
    • More than 48,000 records from RedALyc (network of scientific journals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal) loaded into WorldCat with access to article level full text.
    • The National Library and Information Systems of Trinidad and Tobago (NALIS) became the first national library in the Americas offering the QuestionPoint service to provide virtual reference services.
  • 18. OCLC Latin America and Caribbean
    • The Pedro Henriquez Ureña National Library in the Dominican Republic joined OCLC as a governing - cataloguing member
    • More than 470,000 records of scientific material related to agriculture and animal research from Embrapa (Brazil) were loaded to WorldCat
    • First Public Libraries in Mexico to use eBooks from NetLibrary
  • 19. 2. National or Regional Collaboration to Advance Public Education, Share National Heritage, Reduce Costs, and Increase Global Impact
    • National Libraries in WorldCat
    • BibMex Group Catalog
    • Brazil’s Digital Library of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • 20. 2.a. National Libraries in WorldCat
    • Barbados
    • Chile
    • Dominican Republic*
    • Mexico*
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • New National Libraries web site: http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/national/
    *Not yet loaded
  • 21. 2.b. BibMex Group Catalog
    • Large bibliographic resource supporting seamless discovery and delivery workflow for citizens of Mexico (Find it and know how to get it!)
    • Provides better user experience
  • 22. Example of Group Catalog Searching
  • 23. Example of Group Catalog Searching
  • 24. 2.c. Exposing the Nation’s Scientific Research: Brazil’s IBICT Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • 25. 2.c. Exposing the Nation’s Scientific Research: Brazil’s IBICT Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • 26. 2.c. Exposing the Nation’s Scientific Research: Brazil’s IBICT Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • 27. 2.c. Exposing the Nation’s Scientific Research: Brazil’s IBICT Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • 28. 3. Being More Visible In the User’s World (On the Global Network)
    • FUNGLODE in WorldCat.org
    • Open WorldCat - Find it on Google, get it from your library
    • Getting libraries into the user’s flow - Facebook
  • 29. 3.a. FUNGLODE Global: Being More Visible on the Network
  • 30. 3.a. FUNGLODE Global: Being More Visible on the Network
  • 31. 3.b. Open WorldCat, Driving Searches to Your Library
  • 32. 3.b. Open WorldCat, Driving Searches to Your Library
  • 33. 3.b. Open WorldCat, Driving Searches to Your Library
  • 34. 3.c. Getting into the User’s Flow: the WorldCat Facebook Widget
    • Triple digit growth of social sites
    • Users increasingly expect participation, interaction, and fun!
    • Lists, reviews, and notes
    • Put your library where their eyes are!
  • 35. Exposing Your Collections Where Your Users Live and Work on the Web
  • 36. Exposing Your Collections Where Your Users Live and Work on the Web
  • 37. Exposing Your Collections Where Your Users Live and Work on the Web
  • 38. WorldCat Registry
  • 39. A Completed Entry: Main Library of the University of Texas at Austin
  • 40. Some New Ventures We Might Try
  • 41.
    • Customized view of WorldCat.org that can serve as a library or library consortium’s local catalog
    • Requires no additional software or hardware, just Internet access
    • Interoperable with the most common ILS systems for circulation and local holdings information
    WorldCat Local
  • 42. Start Locally and Extend Your Search Regionally and Globally Local Group Global
  • 43. A Few Other Points to Notice: Multilingual Subject Terms and Subject Searching
  • 44. Just One Last Thing … Exciting new uses for cataloging and authority data … WorldCat Identities
  • 45. WorldCat Identities
    • Office of Research initiative
      • http://orlabs.oclc.org/Identities/
    • Now in production!
      • Try it at http://worldcat.org
      • Search WorldCat > display a title > click “Details” tab > click author name
  • 46. WorldCat Identities: Gabriel García Márquez Link to WorldCat Identities
  • 47. García Márquez’s Identity, Page 1
  • 48. García Márquez’s Identity, Page 2
  • 49. García Márquez’s Identity, Page 3
  • 50. Thank you! David Whitehair [email_address]