OCLC and ProQuest Automate Ebook Collection Management

Nov 05, 2013


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A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep ebook holdings from ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users. The initiative builds on OCLC's work with ProQuest's ebook businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and ebook access.

Libraries can now request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories. The data will be loaded into the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines information about a library's electronic resources with linking features that enable access to the content. Ebook holdings and access will be automatically kept up to date for OCLC cataloging libraries, without the need for library staff to manually intervene.

(proquest.com, OCLC.com)