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OCLC Working With SkillSoft to Add Records for Books24x7 Digital Book Catalog to WorldCat

OCLC is working with SkillSoft, an SaaS provider of elearning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, and education, to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat. SkillSoft’s growing selection of more than 30,000 titles in a variety of subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the Books24x7 platform.

In addition, OCLC is loading the Books24x7 collection information into the WorldCat knowledge base, enabling OCLC cataloging libraries to easily set holdings in WorldCat for the titles to which they subscribe. WorldCat Local authenticated users will then be able to link directly to Books24x7 titles subscribed to and made available by their library from the corresponding WorldCat records.

“Working with OCLC will allow us to make the Books24x7 catalog more visible to library users through WorldCat,” said Pam Boiros, vice president, product management, SkillSoft. “Adding records for our Books24x7 collection to WorldCat will provide better integration within library systems, making our digital books more accessible and adding to the value of our collections for libraries and their users.”

Source: OCLC



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