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January 28, 2002 — 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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abebooks Partners with OCLC

abebooks, a network of independent booksellers, and OCLC ( are linking to provide librarians and their users with access to sources for out-of-print books on the Internet. Users will be able to link to the abebooks Web site ( to source out-of-print, secondhand, and rare copies of the books they are looking for in OCLC's WorldCat, the world's largest bibliographic database, through the OCLC FirstSearch service, an online reference service. In turn, visitors to the abebooks Web site who cannot find what they are looking for will have the option to find the title in their local library through WorldCat.

"OCLC is creating access points to WorldCat, and subsequently to libraries, through the Web in a collaborative environment and fostering relationships with partners such as abebooks," said Frank Hermes, vice president of OCLC Cooperative Discovery Services. WorldCat offers more than 48 million bibliographic records—representing library materials in some 400 languages—and continues to grow at a rate of more than 2 million records a year. (OCLC and Alibris, a global supplier of hard-to-find books, announced a similar collaboration in October 2001.)

abebooks claims to be the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million books. With offices in Canada and Germany, it provides business support, technological infrastructure, and international marketing, enabling independent booksellers of any size to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks (now abebooks Europe), the company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via Web sites in English, German, and French. abebooks was launched on the Internet in May 1996.

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