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Subject: Behövs lokala, lokala kataloger?
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 16 Jan 2008 13:15:11 +0100

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En internationell lösning för lokala kataloger presenteras
av OCLC som kan få stor framtida betydelse för kanske
även svenska bibliotek.


Pressmeddelande från OCLC

> *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 
> 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, 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
> "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, 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 
> <>.
> *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 <>.

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 773 1164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 


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