December 7, 2022

OCLC Introduces WorldCat Discovery Services

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OCLC on January 22 announced WorldCat Discovery Services (WDS), a suite of cloud-based applications that combines FirstSearch and WorldCat Local. Beginning in March, the suite will offer FirstSearch subscribers access to a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections containing articles, ebooks, and other content from providers including EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest. In total, WDS will enable the discovery of 1.3 billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries around the world, using a single search.

OCLC Unveils New WorldShare Libraries

On January 13, OCLC announced that 28 academic, special, and public libraries had committed to using its cloud-based WorldShare Management Services integrated library system (ILS) since its launch last July, including the University of California, Merced, and the Washington, DC-based National Endowment for Democracy.

With WorldShare Platform, OCLC Emphasizes Data Access and Rebrands Web-scale ILS

WorldShare Platform is a new technical infrastructure to help libraries collaborate in the creation and sharing of new web applications.