Thursday, June 9, 2011

WorldCat Local adds access to more databases, collections and publishers

WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.

WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of international publishers and information providers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; and the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.

This month, OCLC added databases and collections to the WorldCat Local central index, including LexisNexis Collection 2, LexisNexis Collection 3 and LexisNexis Collection 4, from Cassidy Cataloguing.
OCLC also added remote access to databases and collections to WorldCat Local from LegalTrac, a comprehensive of major legal publications from Gale.

With these latest additions, libraries using WorldCat Local can now offer users access to 1,400 databases and collections, and more than 500 million articles. OCLC continues to negotiate access to critical library content on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most popular resources. To view a full list of 1,400 databases and collections available through WorldCat Local, visit the website at

For more information, visit this OCLC press release:

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