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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2,000,000,000th Holding Record goes into WorldCat.org

On May 4, the University of Alberta Libraries created the 2,000,000,000th holding record in WorldCat, marking a major milestone for this unique library resource. WorldCat.org is part of the OCLC or Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. See Wikipedia: OCLC

OK, now if I had to list the top five websites I use the most frequently, WorldCat.org would always be on the list. There is nothing else close. Over 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. 

If you haven't used WorldCat.org, you haven't done your homework for any type of research. Click on the link and start looking in WorldCat.org. 

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