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Article Records From British Library Now in WorldCat.org
OCLC (www.oclc.org) announced it has added some 20 million article-level metadata records to WorldCat.org from The British Library. The new records come from British Library Inside Serials, the library’s flagship serials service that gives access to articles from 20,000 journals. This data load increases by 60% the amount of article-level metadata in WorldCat.org and brings the number of article records to more than 57 million. The records also are available in WorldCat Local, a localized version of WorldCat.org that integrates a library’s entire collection of information resources through a simple, locally branded interface.
Adding this article metadata helps OCLC member institutions in two ways: It makes more of their collections accessible on the open web through WorldCat.org, and it makes WorldCat Local an even more robust discovery service for a library’s local collections.
Other files with article records that have previously been added to WorldCat.org:
• OCLC ArticleFirst
• OCLC Electronic Collections Online
WorldCat.org is a web portal to the global WorldCat catalog with a supporting program of data syndication that makes a library’s collection and services discoverable virtually anywhere on the web, including major search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Windows Live Search.
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