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> *DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 14 January 2008—*Following results from several
> pilots, Cornell University Library, the State Library of Ohio and the
> University of Delaware Library have signed agreements to use WorldCat
> Local, a new service that combines the cooperative power of OCLC
> member libraries worldwide with the ability to customize WorldCat.org
> as a solution for local discovery and delivery services.
> WorldCat Local was introduced as a pilot in April 2007. Pilot projects
> are currently under way to determine interoperability with a variety
> of systems. University of Washington, Peninsula Library System in
> California, Libraries in Illinois, The Ohio State University Libraries
> and the University of California Libraries are all currently involved
> in WorldCat Local pilot projects. WorldCat Local moves from pilot into
> production in 2008.
> WorldCat Local builds on WorldCat.org, which allows Web access to the
> world's richest database for discovery of materials held in libraries.
> Through a locally branded interface, WorldCat Local provides libraries
> the ability to search the entire WorldCat database and present
> localized results most accessible to the patron. These might include
> internal special collections, collections shared in a consortium, and
> open access collections.
> The WorldCat Local service interoperates with locally maintained
> services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full
> text to create a seamless experience for the end user. WorldCat Local
> will also include future enhancements to WorldCat.org.
> "OCLC has a long and distinguished history of supporting libraries in
> their role of bringing information to users. The University of
> Delaware Library is delighted to be at the forefront in this next
> generation of information access," said Susan Brynteson, May Morris
> Director of Libraries, University of Delaware Library.
> WorldCat Local offers the same feature set as WorldCat.org, such as a
> single search box, relevancy ranking of search results, result sets
> that bring multiple versions of a work together under one record,
> faceted browse capability, citation formatting options, cover art and
> additional evaluative content.
> "Users want to discover more than just local holdings," said Anne R.
> Kenney, Interim University Librarian, Cornell University. "WorldCat
> Local brings back results in layers based on holding locations and
> delivery options. Closest and quickest rise to the top and the rest of
> the world follows in ever expanding circles. This was key to us: the
> ability to connect our Ithaca users to Weill Cornell Medical College,
> Borrow Direct and all the other OCLC libraries."
> "WorldCat Local will improve our outreach and service to state
> government and libraries in Ohio by bringing all of our resources to
> all of our library users," said Jo Budler, State Librarian, State
> Library of Ohio, the first state library to move into WorldCat Local
> production. "OCLC is a worldwide leader in library technology, and it
> is based here in Ohio. We are proud to be the first state library
> making a commitment to OCLC's WorldCat Local."
> Those interested in WorldCat Local for their institutions should
> contact their OCLC representative. More information about WorldCat
> Local can be found at www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/default.htm
> *About OCLC
> *Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a
> nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided
> computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent,
> preservation, library management and Web services to 60,000 libraries
> in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries
> worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest
> online resource for finding library materials. For more information,
> visit www.oclc.org <http://www.oclc.org>.
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