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February 7, 2005 Vol 8 no 6

Tufts University enters 142 millionth request into OCLC ILL service

Created on January 26, 2005, the request was for ¯O no shintai ¯o no sh¯oz¯o, a Japanese-language book, and was filled January 27 by Georgetown University. The 141 millionth ILL request was created on December 7, 2004.

Resource sharing migration
Users of OCLC interlibrary loan are moving their sharing activities to a new, Web-based WorldCat Resource Sharing interface. On May 1, 2005, OCLC will retire all existing client and Web-based interfaces currently used to access OCLC Interlibrary Loan: ILL Web, Passport for ILL, ILL ME and ILLiad version 6.x. OCLC member libraries that perform their resource sharing in these interfaces should plan to migrate to the Web-based WorldCat Resource Sharing or ILLiad 7.0 by that date.

Tufts University Libraries & Archives
Georgetown University Libraries
Resource Sharing migration

NIH to deliver free, open access to research

From All Things Considered, a news program of the National Public Radio: The National Institutes of Health unveils a plan to offer a Web site giving consumers free access to published government health studies. The plan comes after pressure from libraries, patient advocacy groups and Congress.

Listen to the 4-minute streaming audio report

Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Canadian libraries recognized by WebJunction awards program

The Coquitlam and Port Moody Public Libraries (British Columbia, Canada) built “Two Libraries, One Search,” which enables users to scan online reference resources, licensed databases and library catalogs with one search.

The Benedictine University Library (Illinois, USA) created a Virtual Library Club that students and faculty use to view photographs, online exhibits, streaming video and more about library programs and acquisitions.

The Grandview Heights Public Library (Ohio, USA) digitized and cataloged 20,000 newspaper photos and 75 years of high school yearbooks.

The Salem–South Lyon District Library (Michigan, USA) built a wireless network that lets users connect to library services anywhere in the library. Librarians roam the building with wireless Tablet PCs to offer on-the-spot reference help.

For their efforts, these libraries earned “Innovative Content and Use of Technology” awards from WebJunction, an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses—and have fun.

Read more about the libraries’ awards


OCLC welcomes these new member libraries

City University of Slovakia
Location: Trencin, Slovakia
OCLC Symbol: CU3SL
OCLC Network: OCLC Western Service Center

Sycamore Trails Elementary School
Location: Bartlett, Illinois, USA

Seltjarnarnes Public Library
Location: Seltjarnarnes, Iceland

Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Location:St. Michael, Barbados
OCLC Network: OCLC Latin America and the Caribbean

Washington Elementary School
Location: Elgin, Illinois, USA

Membership guidelines and protocols

WorldCat update

WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive bibliographic database. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every 10 seconds, WorldCat contains more than 57 million bibliographic records and holding information contributed by more than 8,500 libraries around the world. The new Open WorldCat Program makes the items in library collections—physical and digital, popular or special—discoverable by people searching the Internet.

See the latest WorldCat record


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