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OCLC signs agreements with publishers and other content providers worldwide

OCLC negotiates partnerships to make content discoverable through libraries

Dublin, Ohio  ()

DUBLIN, Ohio, 14 October 2020OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers and other content providers around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

“OCLC is committed to providing access to a wide range of authoritative publications and educational materials through libraries to support faculty, students and other information seekers around the globe,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations. “We will continue to expand our partnerships with international organizations that offer valuable content in all disciplines that researchers need, and library users want.”

OCLC has agreements in place with more than 400 publishers, aggregators and other content providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements with the following providers:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)based in Reston, Virginia, USA, is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. The AIAA has nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries and 95 corporate members.
  • Browns Books for Students, based in Hull, UK, is the UK’s leading supplier of books, ebooks, and DVDs for schools, colleges, universities and businesses.
  • BuildingGreen, Inc., based in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA, helps architects, designers and other sustainability professionals make their projects greener and healthier.
  • Catholic Research Resources Alliance, based in Albany, New York, USA, is a membership alliance of institutions collaborating to deliver projects and services in support of its mission “to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources in the Americas.” Its immediate focus is creating access to those rare, unique, and uncommon research materials that are held by libraries and archives in North America.
  • DIS Magazine, based in New York, New York, USA, is a virtual platform that examines art, fashion, music and culture, constructing and supporting new creative practices.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit, based in London, UK, is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. It has more than 70 years of experience in helping businesses, financial firms, and governments navigate the ever-changing global landscape.
  • Éditions L’Harmattan, based in Paris, France, is an independent publishing house around universal values of human rights. Its ambition is to share knowledge and contribute to the emergence of French-speaking authors. 
  • EDP Sciences, based in Les Ulis, France, is dedicated to publishing high-quality research and content in the fields of physics, astrophysics, humanities, mathematics, engineering sciences, life sciences, and medicine. Today, EDP Sciences publishes scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. 
  • Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, based in Milan, Italy, is a division within the multinational group Editions Lefebvre Sarrut, one of the world leaders in the professional publishing market, specializing in law and tax content. 
  • Human Kinetics, based in Champaign, Illinois, USA, publishes more than 25 peer-reviewed publications to provide quality, cutting-edge information for use by professors, teachers, researchers, practitioners, health care professionals, coaches, fitness enthusiasts, and many others. 
  • Kortext, based in Bournemouth, UK, is a leader in delivering digital content under flexible access models that work for universities and students. Access can be from the library OPAC, through the learning management system, discovery portals or reading lists. 
  • Massachusetts Medical Society, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, is under the auspices of the NEJM Group. The Massachusetts Medical Society extends its mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals. 
  • Trans Tech Publications, based in Baech, Switzerland, publishes academic content in the areas of engineering and science. The editorial and publishing processes are supported by its own online management and publishing system integrated into the Scientific.Net website. 
  • UCBooks, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, provides a white-label platform that enables members of library institutions to buy, sell or lend books and access library content. 
  • University of Michigan Press, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, publishes scholarly content in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines championing the university’s teaching and learning mission.
  • utb GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is a group of 16 academic publishers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, founded 50 years ago. The group co-operates in university textbook publishing under the label utb in more than 30 disciplines, including German language and literature, theology, philosophy, economics and law. 
  • vLex, based in Miami, Florida, USA, hosts an extensive online library of books and journals with content from more than 1,000 publishers in the areas of comprehensive statutes and case law. 
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal Educationis part of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, U.S., a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer Legal Education helps its customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.
  • Yale University Pressbased in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, publishes scholarly works from a multitude of disciplines. Its aim is to contribute to global understanding of human affairs and to aid in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University.

Metadata from many of these content providers will also be made available to users through other OCLC services, including, based on individual agreements. Details about how this metadata may be used in library management workflows will be communicated to OCLC users as the data is available.

By providing metadata and other descriptive content, these partnerships help libraries represent their electronic and physical collections more completely and efficiently. More about WorldCat Discovery and OCLC partnerships is on the OCLC website.

About OCLC
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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