University
of Connecticut
Libraries
December 11, 2007
NEBASE Hour
August 6, 2008
Christa Burns
OCLC Member Services Coordi...
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The OCLC Coopera...
2007-2008 OCLC Members
Council
Executive Committee
Advisory Committee on
Small Libraries
•Recommended by OCLC Members Council
•How to make OCLC services accessible to
smalle...
Governance Study Report
February 2008
Members Council and Board
discuss findings
April 2008
Board makes recommendations
fo...
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GlobalGlobal
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US Service Providers
OCLC Western
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Amigos Library
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NEBASE
MINITEX
BCR
WILS
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RONDAC - Regional OCLC Network Directors
Advisory Committee
• PHOTO FROM 2007 annual report
Membership Reports/Studies
• 84% use search engines to begin
an information search
• 2% begin an information search
on a l...
From Awareness to Funding
Key findings:
• There are a lot of people who
don’t know about their public
libraries.
• The lib...
OCLC Programs and Research:
Agenda
• supporting new modes of research, teaching and learning
• managing the collective col...
Systems and service
architecture
Knowledge
organization
OCLC Research
InteroperabilityCollection and
User analysis
Content...
Virtual International Authority File
WorldCat xISBN service
» Machine-to-machine
» FRBR
» Free for individual & non-commercial use
WorldMap
OCLC ResearchWorks
RLG Programs
• convening groups of experts
• building communities
• developing consensus on shared challenges
• prototypin...
RLG Programs
Museum Data Exchange Study
• $145,000 grant from
Mellon Foundation
• Batch export of records
from museum syst...
WebJunction: 5th
anniversary
Funded by Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation
32,000 library staff registered
70,000 unique month...
WorldCat at April 1, 2008
84.1m Books
4.1m Serials
3.1m Visual materials
1.5m Maps
100 million records
1.14 billion holdin...
WorldCat at June 29, 2008
20.0m
18.7m
9.3m
4.7m
fy2008
fy2007
fy2006
fy2005
107 million records!
Batchloading/processing
National files loaded or pending
for WorldCat
ARLICON (Russia)
Bavarian State Library
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Bib...
National files loaded or pending
for WorldCat
National Library of Australia
National Library of China
National Library of ...
Multilingual WorldCat
1998
36%
2008
50¼
%
Percentage of non-English Records
Next Generation Cataloging
Services Pilot
Upstream capture of ONIX metadata
Libraries:
Chicago Public Library
Phoenix Publ...
WorldCat API
• 10-15 developers from cataloging institutions
in North America and Europe
• Search of WorldCat and retrieva...
Dewey Decimal Classfication
CONTENTdm
• Efficient online access to
primary source materials
• PDF support
• Connexion digital import
• Persistent URLs...
Harvest Metadata from
Digital Content Management Systems
Metadata
Content
management
server
The Web
End users retrieve the...
Digital Archive
eBooks
170,000 titles
6,500 eAudiobooks
450 publishers
NetLibrary Media Center—
Coming Soon
Key Benefits:
• Single click transfer to
a portable device
• Title segmentation
Makes...
WorldCat Collection Analysis
Analyze usage data
• ILL borrows, loans
• Circulation transactions, ratios
Authoritative list...
QuestionPoint
Jointly developed by Library
of Congress & OCLC in 2002
1,900 libraries
1,500 libraries in 24/7
reference co...
WorldCat Registry
• Institution type
• Industry identifying codes
• Physical & electronic locations
• Consortial membershi...
Orbis Cascade Alliance and
OCLC
• new consortial
borrowing solution
• WorldCat.org, VDX,
WorldCat Resource
Sharing and a n...
Participating materials vendor
partners
IBERBOOK
SÁNCHEZ CUESTA, S.A.
Coming soon…
IBERBOOK
SANCHEZ CUESTA, S.A.
WorldCat.org
WorldCat.org:
Average Monthly Traffic
2 million unique users
13 million page views
6 million full record views
750,000 cli...
20 million
article-level records
20,000
Inside Serials—articles
from 20,000 journals
57 million
TOTAL ARTICLE-LEVEL
RECORD...
WorldCat Lists
WorldCat Identities
WorldCat: Facebook Widget
OCLC and Google to exchange data,
link digitized books to WorldCat
• Synchronizes WorldCat with digital
collections of int...
WorldCat Local Pilot
Faceted browse
Evaluative content
FRBRized results
Citation formatting
Relevancy Ranking
Customized l...
WorldCat Local at UCLA
Library
Limit search to UCLA
Library
Limit search to UC libraries
Search libraries worldwide
Pilot Partners
• University of Washington
• State of Illinois
13 libraries
• The Ohio State University
• University of Cal...
WorldCat Local and Resource
Sharing
University of Washington July-Dec. 2006/2007
100% increase in ILL
requests via WorldCa...
OCLC
The world’s libraries. Connected.
•More collaboration
•More libraries
•More archives, museums
•More countries
•More W...
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Christa Burns
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NEBASE Hour - August 2008 - What's New At OCLC?
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OCLC continues to introduce new products and services and to support innovative research and library initiatives. Attend this session to hear all about the newest OCLC activities.

Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour for August 6, 2008.

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  • OCLC Update Breakfast
    Hyatt Regency Orange County
    Grand Ballroom
    June 29, 2008
    7:00 a.m.—9:00 am..
    TITLE SLIDE
    Good morning! (This is to quiet the audience down. When they are quiet, click to the Welcome Slide.)
    CLICK TO ROUNDTABLES
  • 2008 marks the 41st year of the OCLC cooperative.
    From the original 54 libraries in Ohio, there are now more than 69,000 libraries in 112 countries participating in the cooperative.
    In the past nine years, the number of libraries participating in OCLC outside the U.S. has increased from 6,000 to almost 12,000.
    Revenues from international operations in this fiscal year, which ends tomorrow, are projected at $56 million, which is about fiscal 2007 were $49.6 million, which was about 23 percent of total revenues of $246 million.
    That compares with 9.3 percent of revenues in fiscal 2000.
    So, we are indeed becoming more global.
    CLICK TO MEMBERS COUNCIL
  • The OCLC cooperative is fortunate to have committed leaders serving on its Members Council and Board of Trustees.
    I mentioned that we are becoming more global. This year, there are 17 delegates on the Council from outside the U.S.
    Sandy Yee, Dean of Libraries, Wayne State University, is the Immediate Past President of the 2007-2008 Members Council.
    Serving with her on the Executive Committee this year were Loretta Parham, Vice President/President elect, from the Atlanta University Center, and the following delegates at large:
    Berndt Dugall, University of Frankfurt
    Loretta Parham, Atlanta University Center
    Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Libraries
    Lyn McKinney, Billings Senior High School
    Jennifer Younger, University of Notre Dame
    Rich Van Orden, who is OCLC’s Program Director for Members Council, is also a member of the Executive Committee. Also is in the picture is Bunny Gunderson, Program Specialist, Members Council.
    CLICK TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
  • Last April, the Members Council Executive Committee recommended that OCLC establish a Small Libraries Advisory Committee to discuss ways in which the OCLC cooperative can enhance collaboration in providing better access to information resources and facilitate digitization services for small and rural libraries.
    I am pleased to report that OCLC management is proceeding with that recommendation, and that George Bishop has agreed to chair the committee.
    CLICK TO BOARD
  • As you may know, this past year, the OCLC Board undertook a study of OCLC’s governance structure.
    In November, a governance study committee, working with a consultant, submitted recommendations for a new governance structure to the Board.
    The Board drew up proposed changes and discussed them with the Members Council in February and again at the May Members Council meeting.
    On May 20, the Members Council ratified the proposed changes.
    CLICK TO NEW GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
  • The new governance structure is designed to extend participation in the OCLC cooperative to an increasing number of libraries and cultural heritage institutions around the world.
    The changes will transform the current Members Council into a Global Council that connects with Regional Councils around the world.
    The Global Council will replace the Members Council in a transition that is expected to take 12–18 months and will be coordinated between representatives of the 2008–2009 Members Council and the Board of Trustees.
    I should point out that the Global Council will continue to elect six members of the OCLC Board of Trustees, just as the current Members Council did.
    CLICK TO U.S. SERVICE PROVIDERS
  • We are also fortunate to have 17 regional service providers in the U.S.
    These networks provide training and support for OCLC services.
    CLICK TO RONDAC
  • The Regional OCLC Network Directors Advisory Committee meets regularly with OCLC management.
    Tracy Byerly, Executive Director, MLNC, is the current chair of RONDAC.
    (You might ask any network staff in the audience to stand or wave)
    This past year, we have conducted several studies of our distribution channels and the effectiveness of our relationships.
    We will continue to modify our relationship with regional service providers in pursuit of distribution and service models that provide the greatest local value for OCLC users.
    CLICK TO COMPUTERWORLD
  • As you know, OCLC also publishes marketing research reports that member libraries can use for their own advocacy purposes.
    We have issue three major reports in the last five years. The reports are based on surveys of the general public and library users around the world.
    Our fourth, and latest report, is just being released.
    CLICK TO LATEST REPORT
  • Using a $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OCLC partnered with the Leo Burnett marketing agency to conduct research on the potential of a national library support campaign to increase public library funding in the U.S.
    Among the findings:
    There are a lot of people who don’t know about their public libraries.
    The library’s most committed funding supporters are not the heaviest library users.
    Perceptions of the librarian are an important predictor of library funding support
    The findings of this research will be made publicly available in July 2008 in a new report from OCLC: From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America.
    Cathy De Rosa of OCLC will hold a session on this report on Monday from 8-10 a.m.
    CLICK TO OCLC PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH
  • In 2006, as part of the coming together of RLG and OCLC in 2006, a new unit, OCLC Programs and Research, was formed to advance the state of the art for the library, museum and archive communities and to further the mission of the OCLC cooperative.
    Since then, Programs and Research staff have developed the work agenda that you see on the screen: (NOT NECESSARY TO READ THE LIST)
    --supporting new modes of research, teaching and learning
    --managing the collective collection of the cooperative
    --renovating descriptive and organizing practices
    --modeling new service infrastructures
    --participating in architecture and standards activities
    --measuring and assessing end-user behaviors
    The staffs of OCLC Research and RLG Programs both augment and complement each other.
    Together, they provide the OCLC cooperative with an infrastructure and interactive process for helping libraries, museums and archives deal with the rapidly changing digital, global community.
    CLICK TO OCLC RESEARCH
  • Fred Kilgour founded the OCLC Office of Research in 1978. Since then it has become one of the world’s leading research centers devoted to helping libraries meet the challenges of the digital age.
    Our research scientists are currently focused on these areas:
    content management
    collection and user analysis,
    interoperability
    knowledge organization; and
    systems and service architecture.
    Let’s look at a couple of projects.
    CLICK TO VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY FILE
  • The Virtual International Authority File is a joint project of the Library of Congress (LC), the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB), the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), and OCLC.
    The project's goal is to match and link the library authority files.
    Users then will be able to see names displayed in the most appropriate language.
    For example, German users will be able to see a name displayed in the form established by the dnb, while
    French users will see the same name as established by the BnF, and
    American users will view the name as established by LC.
    Users in either country will be able to view name records as established by the other nation, thus making the authorities truly international and facilitating research across languages anywhere in the world.
    CLICK TO xISBN
  • The WorldCat xISBN service began as a research project and has now gone into production.
    It’s a machine-to-machine service that supplies International Standard Books Numbers associated with individual intellectual works in WorldCat.
    Users submit an ISBN to the service to receive a list of related ISBNs and selected metadata.
    It’s now available at no charge for individual, non-commercial use and for a fee for commercial and high-use applications.
    CLICK TO OCLC WORLDMAP
  • The OCLC WorldMap is a prototype system that provides an interactive visual tool for selecting and displaying international library holdings represented in WorldCat, and publishing, library, cultural heritage, and collection data.
    This data can be used to provide information for decision making in regards to remote storage, collection management, marketing, and cooperative collection development, preservation, and digitization.
    The OCLC WorldMap allows users to select countries of interest, then to compare various library and cultural heritage data by country.
    WorldMap will generate interactive graphs that compare several different kinds of data for up to four countries at a time.
    Let’s look at the RLG Programs portion of OCLC Programs and Research.
    CLICK TO RESEARCHWORKS
  • You can see more research projects and take some prototypes for test drives at the OCLC Web under ResearchWorks.
    I encourage you to take a look.
    CLICK TO RLG PROGRAMS
  • On the screen are some of the activities of RLG Programs staff. (not necessary to read the list)
    convening groups of experts
    building communities
    developing consensus on shared challenges
    prototyping innovative information tools and services
    organizing collaborative initiatives, and
    taking an active role in creating and promoting relevant standards and practices
    RLG Programs staff articulate the special needs and concerns of RLG Partner institutions to OCLC and at the same time represent OCLC to important research institution venues.
    They also work closely with OCLC Research staff to create a shared space for collective problem solving.
    CLICK TO MUSEUM DATA EXCHANGE STUDY
  • The Mellon Foundation has awarded OCLC a $145,000 grant to further develop standards for museum data exchange.
    The grant will fund projects involving OCLC Programs and Research and seven RLG Programs art museum partners to build an information architecture and model behaviors that museums can use to routinely exchange data.
    These projects will help museums begin to realize their ambition to exchange digital records and images.
    Our colleagues from RLG have been in this space for a long time.
    This is a good example of OCLC Programs and Research engaging the museum community and helping them deal with the rapidly changing digital, global community.
    CLICK TO WEBJUNCTION
  • We launched WebJunction five years ago last May.
    You can see steady progress on this slide—32,000 library staff registered, 70,000 unique monthly visitors, and some innovative programs.
    The Gates Foundation continues to generously fund WebJunction as it moves toward becoming self-sustaining.
    In mid-July, WebJunction will launch a new, dramatically enhanced version of its popular online community, resource and learning site for library staff.
    So, stay tuned for some exciting changes.
    Congratulations on five years of innovative community building!
    CLICK TO JOKE: “MEETING ON OPEN MEETINGS IS CLOSED”
  • On April 1, the 100 millionth bibliographic record went into WorldCat. It was from the University of Washington.
    Here’s a snapshot of the WorldCat database at April 1, 2008.
    It’s interesting to note that it took us 31 years, from 1971 to 2002, to get to 50 million records, and libraries added 50 million more in just six years.
    That is a knowledge explosion indeed!
    CLICK TO FLYWHEEL EFFECT
  • If you look at the growth by fiscal year, you can see that we are running very close this year to our record performance in fiscal 2007.
    Libraries added 18.7 million records in fiscal 2007, compared with 9.3 million in fiscal 2006, and 4.7 million in fiscal 2005.
    We are now at 107 million records, which means about 20 million records were added in the past fiscal year
    I won’t attempt to do the math, but we are seeing some significant increases in the rate of WorldCat growth, and this is good news for libraries as more and more of the collective collection becomes visible on the Web.
    CLICK TO BATCHLOAD STATS
  • As you can see, we have a number of large, national files that have been loaded recently or are in the process of being loaded into WorldCat.
    This is an impressive list, and it continues on the next slide!
    CLICK TO REMAINDER OF LIST
  • As you can see, we will be processing some large files of Chinese records in the coming year from the National Library of China and the National Central Library, Taiwan.
    We have processed about 265 million records so far this fiscal year.
    That compares with 24 million records just four years ago.
    CLICK TO MULTILINGUAL WORLDCAT
  • I am pleased to announce that in April, OCLC crossed another major landmark.
    There are now slightly more records for materials in languages other than English in WorldCat than there are records for English language materials.
    April 2008—100 million records:
    49.75 % English
    50.25 % non-English
    Clearly, the flywheel effect is at work here, with the loading of the international files that I mentioned earlier. .
    In 1998, about 36 percent (or 13.5 million records) of the database was in non-English languages.
    WorldCat is indeed starting to resemble its name!
    CLICK TO NEXT GENERATION CATALOGING PILOT
  • The Next Generation Cataloging and Metadata service pilot project is now under way.
    It’s explore the viability of capturing ONIX metadata upstream from publishers and vendors and enhancing that metadata in WorldCat.
    A variety of academic and public libraries, publishers and vendors will participate.
    The start of this pilot coincides with the recent release of a “Report on the Future of Bibliographic Control” by the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, which was formed by the Library of Congress to address changes in how libraries must do their work in the digital information era.
    I should point out that Lorcan Dempsey, our vice president of Programs and Research and Chief Strategist, is a member of the working group.
    The ability to leverage upstream publisher data effectively is central to the Working Group’s recommendations, and we are pleased to be moving in the same direction as the Working Group’s recommendations.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT API
  • Another important step in our efforts to transform WorldCat an invitation-only release of a Web service we are calling the WorldCat API.
    As you know, an API (application programming interface) is a programming component that is made available to developers. For example, Microsoft release APIs so software can be written for the Windows platform.
    Our API release will involve 10-15 developers from cataloging institutions in North America and Europe. They will be building applications that will drive people back to WorldCat and OCLC services.
    The developers’ network would collect information on various ways the data has been used, making it easier for other developers to use that information or enhance this information further. This shared development will enhance the creativity and usage of this data.
    We want to maximize the deployment and value of WorldCat, thereby increasing the visibility of all member libraries on the Web.
    CLICK TO DEWEY
  • The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, devised by library pioneer Melvil Dewey in the 1870s and owned by OCLC since 1988, provides a dynamic structure for the organization of library collections.
    Now in its 22nd edition, and available in print and Web versions, the DDC is used by more than 200,000 libraries in 138 countries.
    We continue to update WebDewey, the Web version of the DDC, on a quarterly basis.
    You can stay current on Dewey through the Dewey Blog, shown on the screen, or by going to the Dewey Web site from the main OCLC Web site.
    (Jay: the German Wikipedia is doing something with Dewey, but I wasn’t able to find out anything beyond that.)
    CLICK TO CONTENTdm
  • CONTENTdm makes it possible for libraries to easily manage their own, unique digital collections.
    There are now more than 400 licenses for CONTENTdm, and libraries are using the software to manage thousands of collections and millions of digital items.
    CONTENTdm now has PDF support and new capabilities that let Connexion catalogers add digital items to CONTENTdm collections during the cataloging process.
    Thus, with CONTENTdm, you can build your digital collection at the same time that you catalog.
    I am pleased to report that the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the University of Amsterdam have recently acquired CONTENTdm licenses.
    CLICK TO HARVEST METADATA
  • .
    OCLC can harvest the metadata on this collection management system and others and add it to WorldCat.
    Next month, we will introduce Web Harvester, which allows users to capture Web-based documents and Web sites from the live Web and manage collected content as part of their overall digital collection management program
    CLICK TO FIRE ENGINE
  • We installed a new version of the OCLC Digital Archive last February. It reduces operational costs and replaces aging technology.
    CLICK TO NETLIBRARY
  • The NetLibrary division of OCLC is the leading provider of eBooks to libraries, with more than 170, 000 titles from some 450 publishers.
    We are adding about 2,500 new titles a month.
    There are more than 6,000 eAudiobook titles available from 12 audio publishers.
    In March, Blackstone Audio came online with over 1,800 titles.
    About individual 1,900 titles from Oxford Scholarship Online eBooks from Oxford University Press will soon be available.
    The London School of Economics calls Oxford Scholarship Online eBooks the quote, “holy grail of online resources.” unquote.
    CLICK TO NETLIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
  • Coming soon is the NetLibary Media Center.
    This is a local application that allows users to
    download titles to portable devices.
    Your users will be able to transfer a title to their portable devices with a single click.
    You can also download portions or segments of a title rather than the whole thing.Key Benefits:
    This will make NetLibrary audiobooks accessible to as many users as possible.
    You can see this in action at the OCLC booth.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT COLLECTION ANALYSIS
  • The WorldCat Collection Analysis service is based on holdings in WorldCat. A new version for public libraries was launched in February 2008.
    To date, more than 625 libraries subscribe to the service (most have renewed their subscriptions). Collections range in size from less than 100,000 holdings to more than 1 million holdings.
    You can now analyze your collection by usage using both your ILL transactions and Circulation transactions.
    You can find out:
    What items are circulating
    What items are not circulating
    How frequently items are circulating
    What percentage of your collection in any subject, format, publication date range, etc. is circulating
    The average number of checkouts per title circulated
    Costs of interlibrary loan
    Understanding collection usage provides the necessary data you need to make decisions about what to weed, what to acquire and what to move into offsite storage.
    CLICK TO QUESTIONPOINT
  • We developed the QuestionPoint virtual reference service with the Library of Congress and launched it in 2002.
    On the screen is AskNow, the California virtual reference service that uses QuestionPoint. Of course, they are a member of the 24/7 Reference Cooperative.
    In fact, the 24/7 Reference Cooperative was born in southern California (Los Angeles actually). 24/7 Reference used to be just 3 libraries in southern California: Santa Monica PL, Los Angeles PL and Buena Park Library District. It has now grown to over 1,400 libraries in the US and UK.
    And, I’m pleased to announce that the New York Public Library has recently joined the 24/7 Reference Cooperative.
    If you’re wondering what a Qwidget is, it’s the QuestionPoint chat widget.
    It gives libraries the ability to embed a snippet of HTML code throughout their Web pages and in a variety of environments.
    You can put this inside any page in FaceBook or MySpace.
    This is another way to meet your users at their point of need.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT REGISTRY
  • A year ago last February, we launched the WorldCat Registry.
    This is a free global directory of libraries, museums, archives and consortia.
    The registry allows you to create and maintain a comprehensive institutional profile in a single, Web-accessible location.
    There are now more than 93,000 profiles in the Registry. We recently loaded 1,200 records from South African and 6,000 from Australia.
    The National Library of New Zealand has agreed to load its files into the Registry.
    Registry data supports WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.
    Centralization of services data for libraries in the Registry is an essential component for delivering content and services more efficiently on the Web.
    CLICK TO ORBIS CASCADE
  • We’ve had some exciting news in resource sharing.
    In April, we announced that the Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC are working together to migrate the Alliance’s Summit union catalog to a consortial borrowing solution.
    We are going to integrate WorldCat.org, VDX, WorldCat Resource Sharing and a new circulation gateway in time for the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic school year.
    This initiative is an important part of our strategy to move library services to the network level.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT SELECTION
  • The OCLC WorldCat Selection service is based on ITSO CUL (Integrated Tool for Selection and Ordering at Cornell University Library).
    The service allows selectors of library materials to view new title data from multiple vendors in a single system.
    Libraries are able to get WorldCat records for newly purchased materials into their integrated library systems early in the technical services process.
    Staff can share selection decisions with others in their institution.
    The system streamlines selection, saves time and costs, and requires no software to load.
    CLICK TO ACTIVE PARTNERS
  • Our list of active partners with WorldCat Selection continues to grow, with China National Publishing Industry Trading Corporation and Leila Books being the newest partners to become active.
    CLICK TO COMING SOON
  • Our coming soon list also continues to grow, with China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation and East View joining the list since last ALA.
    We expect YBP to move to the active list in the very near future.
    CLICK TO JOKE: WATERFORD BOY, 8, SAVES SISTER’S LIFE
  • On August 8, 2006, we launched WorldCat.org.
    This site offers a search box that people can download and use to search all records in WorldCat from anywhere on the Internet.
    WorldCat.org. is an open search engine of the database that any student, educator or information-seeker can use to find library and learning materials near them, and all over the world.
    This has been a giant step for the OCLC cooperative.
    Collections in OCLC member libraries are now visible on the Internet to people everywhere.

    CLICK TO WORLDCAT.ORG STATS
  • As you can see, we are meeting our goal of driving search traffic from the Web to the library.
    In May, WorldCat.org logged its 200,000th user. The search box has been displayed more than 37 million times on other Web sites.
    The flywheel is generating network effects for WorldCat.org and libraries.
    2 million unique users
    13 million page views
    6 million full record views
    750,000 clickthroughs to library services (OPAC, ILL, OpenURL, etc.)
    This is all traffic that’s coming from the Web to the library.
    CLICK TO ARTICLE-LEVEL RECORDS
  • We recently acquired and loaded 20 million article-level records from the British Library.
    The new records come from British Library Inside Serials, the Library’s flagship serials service that gives access to articles from 20,000 journals.
    This data load increases by 60 percent the amount of article-level metadata in WorldCat.org and brings the number of article records to more than 57 million such sources as NLM MEDLINE, ERIC, GPO and OCLC ArticleFirst.
    We have just announced that database producers H.W. Wilson and MLA have agreed to make article-level records available in WorldCat.org,
    This will be an important boost in content.
    We will continue to add article-level records to WorldCat.org to enrich the search experience, and make collections from libraries more visible on the Web.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT LISTS
  • We have also been enhancing WorldCat. org.
    Last June, we installed a new social networking tool –WorldCat Lists.
    Users can create lists of their favorite items located in the WorldCat database.
    Lists can then be shared with family, friends or the entire WorldCat community.
    Word about WorldCat’s list making functionality has already started to spread. More than 94,000 people have set up accounts, and more than 35,000 lists have been created.
    Soon, we hope to deliver more features that allow even greater participation with the world’s library catalogs: tagging, list sharing, groups, reviews, and ratings.
    We continue to look for new ways to connect and create community among those who share unique interests.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT IDENTITIES
  • WorldCat.org now has a link to WorldCat Identities, an OCLC research prototype that that creates a summary page for some 25 million personal and corporate authors mentioned in WorldCat.
    Each WC-ID page presents a nice summary for the individual identified, including: Total Works, Genres, Roles,
    Classifications, and a a Publication Timeline.
    You also get an Audience Level indicator, which is calculated by using another OCLC Research prototype system.
    Plus, there’s more!
    You also get a list of names of other persons in WorldCat that are related some way or other to the individual currently under consideration.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT FACEBOOK WIDGET
  • We’ve also introduced a WorldCat.org application on the Facebook social networking Web site.
    It helps Facebook users connect to their libraries in several ways:
    Searching for items through WorldCat
    Providing pre-populated library search results based on their interests
    Selections from WorldCat.org reading lists
    Ways to see your friend’s lists and share the application with them (this is viral marketing, indeed!)
    CLICK TO GOOGLE AND OCLC
  • You may have heard that OCLC and Google have recently agreed to exchange data and link digitized books to WorldCat.
    OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.
    Participating organizations provide OCLC with a regular feed of metadata
    WorldCat is automatically updated with new MARC records as materials become available
    There is reciprocal linking between WorldCat and the host site
    It’s all automatic.
    This agreement will directly support the interests of OCLC's participating libraries by broadening access to library collections and services by making them more widely available on the Web.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT LOCAL
  • Last May, at the University of Washington, we implemented the first of 32 WorldCat Local pilot sites.
    WorldCat Local enables a library or group of libraries to customize WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services.
    It interoperates with locally maintained services such as circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to create an integrated experience for library users.
    We are testing WorldCat Local with systems used by pilot libraries, including Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Millenium, Ex Libris ALEPH, Ex Libris Voyager, and SirsiDynix Horizon and Unicorn.
    CLICK TO UCLA
  • On May 27, WorldCat Local was implemented on the 10 campuses of the UC System.
    Now, UC libraries and OCLC are working on the another major milestone, which is implementation of the next-generation Melvyl catalog on the WorldCat Local platform.
    This is what the implementation at UCLA Library looks like.
    CLICK TO SEARCH UCLA LIBRARY
  • You can limit your search to the UCLC Library.
    CLICK TO UC LIBRARIES
  • Or, you can search libraries in the University of California system.
    CLICK TO SEARCH LIBRARIES WORLDWIDE
  • And, you can search all libraries in WorldCat.
    CLICK TO BIB RECORD AND ARTWORK
  • And, when you select an item, you can also get it.
    CLICK TO WORLDCAT PILOTS AND BEYOND
  • WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org are indeed creating a compelling user environment for libraries.
    We are moving WorldCat Local into production. We turned on the State Library of Ohio without programming or software installs.
    WorldCat.org has been an important reason that national libraries around the world are starting to load their national files into WorldCat.
    CLICK TO RESOURCE SHARING AT U OF WASHINGTON
  • You can see the dramatic effect that WorldCat Local has had on resource sharing at the University of Washington.
    There was a 70 percent increase in borrowing within the Summit consortium
    And a 100 percent increase in ILL requests through OCLC.
    The increase in ILL requests through WorldCat is significantly more than their usual 5 – 8% growth.
    CLICK TO FLYWHEEL
  • Going forward, we want to provide local, group and global nodes that work together seamlessly and symbiotically as we continue to pursue our mission of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs.
    And helping the world’s libraries connect with each other and their users.
    CLICK TO THANK YOU!
  • NEBASE Hour - August 2008 - What's New At OCLC?

    1. 1. University of Connecticut Libraries December 11, 2007 NEBASE Hour August 6, 2008 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE What’s New at OCLC?What’s New at OCLC?
    2. 2. 69,826 libraries in 112 countries69,826 libraries in 112 countries 1,355 55,284 882 5,639 4,253 1,015 320 The OCLC Cooperative 1,080
    3. 3. 2007-2008 OCLC Members Council Executive Committee
    4. 4. Advisory Committee on Small Libraries •Recommended by OCLC Members Council •How to make OCLC services accessible to smaller libraries •Chair – George Bishop, Director, Ovid-Elsie Schools Information Center in Michigan
    5. 5. Governance Study Report February 2008 Members Council and Board discuss findings April 2008 Board makes recommendations for changes May 2008 Members Council ratifies July 2008 Implementation begins
    6. 6. RegionalRegional CouncilCouncil RegionalRegional CouncilCouncil RegionalRegional CouncilCouncil GlobalGlobal CouncilCouncil Board ofBoard of TrusteesTrustees New OCLC governance structure MembersMembers MembersMembers MembersMembers
    7. 7. US Service Providers OCLC Western (Including Alaska and Hawaii) Amigos Library Services, Inc. BCR NEBASE MINITEX BCR WILS INCOLSA MLC OHIONET NELINET NyLink PALINET OCLC Eastern (DC, MD, VA) SOLINET ILLINET FEDLINK (All U.S. Federal Libraries) MLNC CLC BLC
    8. 8. RONDAC - Regional OCLC Network Directors Advisory Committee • PHOTO FROM 2007 annual report
    9. 9. Membership Reports/Studies • 84% use search engines to begin an information search • 2% begin an information search on a library Web site • 90% are satisfied with search engines • libraries = books • Internet’s readers are becoming its authors • U.S. library Web site usage—20% (down from 30% in 2005) • 25% of general public and 50% of college students participate in social sites
    10. 10. From Awareness to Funding Key findings: • There are a lot of people who don’t know about their public libraries. • The library’s most committed funding supporters are not the heaviest library users. • Perceptions of the librarian are an important predictor of library funding support
    11. 11. OCLC Programs and Research: Agenda • supporting new modes of research, teaching and learning • managing the collective collection • renovating descriptive and organizing practices • modeling new service infrastructures • architecture and standards • measurement and behaviors
    12. 12. Systems and service architecture Knowledge organization OCLC Research InteroperabilityCollection and User analysis Content management
    13. 13. Virtual International Authority File
    14. 14. WorldCat xISBN service » Machine-to-machine » FRBR » Free for individual & non-commercial use
    15. 15. WorldMap
    16. 16. OCLC ResearchWorks
    17. 17. RLG Programs • convening groups of experts • building communities • developing consensus on shared challenges • prototyping innovative information tools and services • organizing collaborative initiatives • taking an active role in creating and promoting relevant standards and practices
    18. 18. RLG Programs Museum Data Exchange Study • $145,000 grant from Mellon Foundation • Batch export of records from museum systems Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston National Gallery of Art Princeton University Art Museum Yale University Art Gallery Victoria & Albert Museum Cleveland Museum of Art
    19. 19. WebJunction: 5th anniversary Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 32,000 library staff registered 70,000 unique monthly visitors Programs: •Rural library sustainability •Spanish language outreach •Technology planning •Online learning Community Partners: Maine Minnesota New Hampshire Vermont Washington EqualAccess Libraries Alabama Arizona Connecticut Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas
    20. 20. WorldCat at April 1, 2008 84.1m Books 4.1m Serials 3.1m Visual materials 1.5m Maps 100 million records 1.14 billion holdings 3.1m Sound recordings 2.2m Scores .7m Computer files
    21. 21. WorldCat at June 29, 2008 20.0m 18.7m 9.3m 4.7m fy2008 fy2007 fy2006 fy2005 107 million records!
    22. 22. Batchloading/processing
    23. 23. National files loaded or pending for WorldCat ARLICON (Russia) Bavarian State Library Bibliothèque nationale de France Bibliothek Alexandrina (Egypt) Bibliothekszentrum Baden Wurtemburg (Germany) Bibliothesverbund Bayern (Germany) British Library CBUC (Spain) Danish National Library CURL (UK) GBV (Germany) HBZ Verbund (Germany) HeBIS (Germany) IZUM (Slovenia) Jewish National and University Library Lebanese American University Libraries and Archives Canada
    24. 24. National files loaded or pending for WorldCat National Library of Australia National Library of China National Library of Finland National Library of Iceland National Library of New Zealand National Library of Russia National Library of Scotland National Library of Slovenia National Library of Sweden National Central Library, Taiwan National Library of Wales OBV (Germany) Qatar University Russian State Library Swiss National Library The Combined Regions (UK) VLACC (Belgium) Zayed University Consortium (UAE)
    25. 25. Multilingual WorldCat 1998 36% 2008 50¼ % Percentage of non-English Records
    26. 26. Next Generation Cataloging Services Pilot Upstream capture of ONIX metadata Libraries: Chicago Public Library Phoenix Public Library MIT Library The Ohio State University Library Publishers/vendors: Ingram Book Group Hachette Book Group Princeton University Press Taylor and Francis
    27. 27. WorldCat API • 10-15 developers from cataloging institutions in North America and Europe • Search of WorldCat and retrieval of holdings • Developers build applications that will enhance the value of member-contributed metadata
    28. 28. Dewey Decimal Classfication
    29. 29. CONTENTdm • Efficient online access to primary source materials • PDF support • Connexion digital import • Persistent URLs •Click-through thumbnail images on WorldCat.org
    30. 30. Harvest Metadata from Digital Content Management Systems Metadata Content management server The Web End users retrieve the information they need
    31. 31. Digital Archive
    32. 32. eBooks 170,000 titles 6,500 eAudiobooks 450 publishers
    33. 33. NetLibrary Media Center— Coming Soon Key Benefits: • Single click transfer to a portable device • Title segmentation Makes NetLibrary audiobooks accessible to as many users as possible.
    34. 34. WorldCat Collection Analysis Analyze usage data • ILL borrows, loans • Circulation transactions, ratios Authoritative list comparisons • Choice—Outstanding Academic Titles • Library Journal • School Library Journal • Doody’s Core Medical Titles
    35. 35. QuestionPoint Jointly developed by Library of Congress & OCLC in 2002 1,900 libraries 1,500 libraries in 24/7 reference cooperative Global knowledge base: 18,000 records in 11 languages Qwidget (chat widget) 3 millionth question — November 2007
    36. 36. WorldCat Registry • Institution type • Industry identifying codes • Physical & electronic locations • Consortial memberships • Main and branch data • Web-based services • Vendors used • Budgetary and service statistics • Administrative contacts
    37. 37. Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC • new consortial borrowing solution • WorldCat.org, VDX, WorldCat Resource Sharing and a new circulation gateway • 38 libraries in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii • 28 million volumes
    38. 38. Participating materials vendor partners
    39. 39. IBERBOOK SÁNCHEZ CUESTA, S.A. Coming soon… IBERBOOK SANCHEZ CUESTA, S.A.
    40. 40. WorldCat.org
    41. 41. WorldCat.org: Average Monthly Traffic 2 million unique users 13 million page views 6 million full record views 750,000 clickthroughs to library services (OPAC, ILL, OpenURL, etc.)
    42. 42. 20 million article-level records 20,000 Inside Serials—articles from 20,000 journals 57 million TOTAL ARTICLE-LEVEL RECORDS NOW IN WORLDCAT.ORG British Library and WorldCat.org
    43. 43. WorldCat Lists
    44. 44. WorldCat Identities
    45. 45. WorldCat: Facebook Widget
    46. 46. OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat • Synchronizes WorldCat with digital collections of interest to the membership • Participating organizations provide OCLC with a regular feed of metadata • WorldCat is automatically updated with new MARC records as materials become available • Reciprocal linking between WorldCat and the host site • Automatic
    47. 47. WorldCat Local Pilot Faceted browse Evaluative content FRBRized results Citation formatting Relevancy Ranking Customized local view Interoperates with local systems for circulation, resource sharing, resolution to full text
    48. 48. WorldCat Local at UCLA Library
    49. 49. Limit search to UCLA Library
    50. 50. Limit search to UC libraries
    51. 51. Search libraries worldwide
    52. 52. Pilot Partners • University of Washington • State of Illinois 13 libraries • The Ohio State University • University of California System Melvyl pilot Already Signed Up! • Cornell University • CTW Consortium • Indiana University • Macalaster College Library • University of Delaware • University of South Florida • University of Texas at Austin Already Activated! • State Library of Ohio WorldCat Local Pilots and Beyond
    53. 53. WorldCat Local and Resource Sharing University of Washington July-Dec. 2006/2007 100% increase in ILL requests via WorldCat 70% increase in borrowing within Summit consortium
    54. 54. OCLC The world’s libraries. Connected. •More collaboration •More libraries •More archives, museums •More countries •More Web scale •More innovation Group Local Global
    55. 55. Questions??? Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE cburns@nlc.state.ne.us 800-307-2665 http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebase

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