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OCLC partners with publishers to make content discoverable through libraries

OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases and learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery. OCLC has agreements in place with 350 publishers and content providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements…” with 10 organizations, including:

  • Knowledge Unlatched, located in Berlin, Germany, provides free access to scholarly content and gives libraries worldwide a central place to support Open Access models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives. Knowledge Unlatched works with over 110 publishers and has made more than 1,500 monographs and journals freely available.
  • PLOS (Public Library of Science), based in San Francisco, California, USA, is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. The PLOS suite of journals contains rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access research articles from all areas of science and medicine, together with expert commentary and analysis.
  • The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, located at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, is one of the world ‘s leading archives of social science data. The Center ‘s mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate public opinion data; to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and abroad. The Center holds data ranging from the 1930s to the present and includes over 23,000 datasets, adding hundreds more each year.

Metadata from many of these publishers 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…”

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