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1 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Jennifer Pearson OCLC Services for Groups OCLC Services for Groups Solutions for your Consortia

2 Agenda Needs of the group Solution for the group Features of the group catalog Overview of OCLC services for groups Q & A Summary

3 Group needs Centralized location of specialized information Secure environment Accommodation of disparate (or no) integrated library systems

4 How group catalog addresses the needs Increases visibility of collections Web-based, ILS independent solution Fast performance Low/no switching costs Hosted solution – no exposure to your servers

5 OCLCs group catalog Physical union catalog based on holdings set in WorldCat Customized scopes Branding Guest view (optional)

6 Library A Library C Group catalog Building a group catalog Cataloging tools Library A Library B Library C Define scopes

7 MERLN group catalog Over 1.5 million holdings for 13 libraries Over 9,300 searches performed in first six months Guest view usage almost 80% of total searches

8 Transportation Libraries Group Catalog Almost 500,000 holdings for 15 libraries Over 15,300 searches performed in first two months Guest view usage over 85% of total searches Adding four new libraries this summer

9 Transportation libraries catalog search screen

10 Transportation libraries catalog search results

11 Transportation libraries catalog holdings for searched item

12 Item record in home library catalog

13 Access to guest view from NTL site

14 Transportation Guest View

15 OCLC services for groups Group catalog Unlimited cataloging services Unlimited resource sharing

16 Questions?

17 In Summary A single, easy-to-use view of all resources Increased access to library collections Economical ILS independent solution To contact me:


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