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May 31, 2005 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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OCLC Improves Digital Collection Management Software

OCLC announced the latest release of CONTENTdm, its digital collection management software for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. The new version, to be released in June, was developed in close consultation with CONTENTdm user groups and features increased security and other enhancements.

CONTENTdm software offers a complete set of tools to store, manage, and deliver digital collections—such as historical documents, photos, newspapers, audio, and video—on the Web. Newest features include:

  • Fast multiple document entry
  • Increased security for items and collections to better protect copyrighted or other restricted materials
  • Detailed reports that show how online items and collections are being used
  • Additional digital repository features
  • Linking to WorldCat for worldwide visibility of digital collections

CONTENTdm is distributed by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, the world's largest library cooperative. Metadata for many of these digital collections is being added to the WorldCat database of items held in libraries. Once in WorldCat, special collection items can be found by searching the database or searching the Web. Items in WorldCat can now be discovered through search engines like Google and Yahoo! Search as part of the OCLC Open WorldCat program. To see examples of digital collections managed with CONTENTdm software, visit

Source: OCLC

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