[Libs-Or] [Fwd: FW: OCLC ABSTRACTS - May 31, 2005 (Distribute)]
diedrec at charter.net
Wed Jun 1 10:42:30 PDT 2005
The latest edition of OCLC Abstracts has a report of the last OCLC Members Council meeting in May, http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/design/abstracts/05312005/index.htm .
From: "Van Orden,Rich" <vanorder at OCLC.ORG>
Date: 2005/06/01 Wed AM 04:11:26 PDT
To: UC-L at OCLC.ORG
Subject: FW: OCLC ABSTRACTS - May 31, 2005 (Distribute)
Dear Delegates, Alternates, and Network and Service Center Directors:
Attached in the latest OCLC Abstracts are links to detailed articles on
CONTENTdm and the May Members Council. Rich
From: OCLC Abstracts Electronic Newsletter
[mailto:OCLCABSTRACTS at OCLC.ORG] On Behalf Of Storey,Tom
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:59 PM
Subject: OCLC ABSTRACTS - May 31, 2005 (Vol. 8, No. 22)
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Vol 8 no
CONTENTdm offers total solution for digital content management
The latest release of CONTENTdm
<http://www.oclc.org/contentdm/default.htm> , the leading digital
collection management software in libraries and other cultural heritage
institutions, offers innovative new features that improve and simplify
every aspect of digital collection development, management and delivery.
Newest features include:
* Fast multiple document entry.
* Increased security for items and collections to better protect
copyrighted or other restricted materials.
* Detailed reports that show how online items and collections are
* Additional digital repository features.
* Linking to WorldCat for worldwide visibility of digital
View news release <http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/20058.htm>
Public library use soars in the U.K.!
A new report published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and
Accountancy shows a record rise in public library usage across the
In 2003/04, visits to public libraries increased by nearly 14 million,
more than 250,000 extra visits a week from the previous year. This is
the second consecutive annual rise and builds on an additional 5 million
visits made in 2002/03-the first upturn in usage since the early 1990s.
The sea change in popularity coincides with the introduction of
computers and Internet access into all 4,200 of the U.K.'s public
libraries. Thanks to the lottery-funded People's Network project, there
are 32,000 computer terminals offering broadband Internet access in
public libraries, and all library staff have been trained to provide
help and advice for users.
OCLC Members Council takes a closer look at global library landscape
Ernie Ingles (OCLC Canada) was elected Vice President/President-elect,
the first delegate from outside the U.S. selected for that office.
OCLC Members Council met May 15-17 in Dublin, Ohio, to discuss efforts
to extend the cooperative worldwide, provide services that will help
libraries thrive in a Web culture, and ensure that delegates continue to
focus on global initiatives in the coming years by electing, for the
first time, council leadership from outside the United States.
View the full report
OCLC welcomes these new member libraries
City University, School of Informatics <http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/>
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
OCLC Symbol: UKCUL
OCLC Network: OCLC PICA
Gemini Junior High School <http://www.emsd63.org/Gemini/index.htm>
Location: Niles, Illinois, USA
OCLC Symbol: ILGJH
OCLC Network: ILLINET
Elm School <http://www.d181.org/schools/elm/>
Location:Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA
OCLC Symbol: ILESC
OCLC Network: ILLINET
Membership guidelines and protocols
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comprehensive bibliographic database. Updated at a rate of nearly one
new record every 10 seconds, WorldCat contains more than 60 million
bibliographic records and holdings information contributed by more than
8,600 libraries around the world. The new Open WorldCat program
<http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/open> makes the items in library
collections-physical and digital, popular or special-discoverable by
people searching the Internet.
See the latest WorldCat record <http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/grow.htm>
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