Thursday, July 14, 2005

OCLC offering book sale links in Open World Cat

This article in Information Today outlines upcoming changes in Open World Cat and mentions that OCLC will begin charging Libraries to participate in OWC.

Some of the services

Serials--a union catalogue of electronic journals and sources. Libraries will be able to register resolvers so users can connect directly.

Reference--libraries that offer virtual reference can have a icon added to indicate this when users search for libraries that hold an item

Book Buying--users can buy books direct from Baker & Taylor, if a home library is named by the buyer, then the library will get a portion of the sales as a credit on their OWC invoice


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