OCLC Project Opens WorldCat Records to Google


OCLC and Google now connect web searchers directly to library collections, initial phase of project launched

From OCLC: OCLC and Google are working together to directly link books discovered through Google Search and print book records in the catalogs of hundreds of US libraries.
The program is expected to expand to more libraries and connect to more library resources in the future.
More than 500 million records representing 3 billion items held in libraries have been added to the WorldCat database since its inception in 1971.
Currently, people who use Google Search can access results from WorldCat.org, the website where anyone can search library collective collections and find what they need at a library near them.
OCLC member libraries included in this program receive extended Google visibility through existing OCLC subscriptions.


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