[MINITEX-News] OCLC ABSTRACTS - July 11, 2005 (Vol. 8, Issue 28)

William DeJohn w-dejo at umn.edu
Tue Jul 12 09:52:40 CDT 2005


On the item about on-line videos below, there is a 27 powerpoint slide at
the "view the presentation" .

 

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First Cyrillic, Hebrew and Greek script records enter WorldCat 


As part of the Connexion client 1.40 field test, the first Cyrillic script
record (OCLC #60678907) was
<http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/design/abstracts/07112005/crylic.gif> input
into WorldCat on June 20 by Diana Brooking, Cataloging Librarian, University
of Washington, Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington, USA. The first Hebrew
script record (OCLC #60690901) was input on June 21, and an existing
romanized record (OCLC #9355323) was upgraded to include Greek script on
June 22. This month, OCLC implements full support for cataloging using the
Hebrew, Cyrillic and Greek scripts, complementing the current offering of
Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic scripts and providing librarians
with a more complete source for cataloging using the scripts of the world.

Connexion is OCLC's flagship cataloging service, a powerful, flexible suite
of tools with built-in access to WorldCat, the world's largest bibliographic
database. Both a Windows-based client interface and a Web-based browser
interface are available. 

OCLC Connexion  <http://www.oclc.org/connexion/default.htm> 

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 <http://www.online-publishers.org/> 


Online video has arrived, says new research from the Online Publishers
Association 


Key findings from an online survey of 27,841 Internet users age 13 and older
conducted researching online video viewership: 

*        27 percent watch video at least one time a week and 5 percent
daily.

*        Online viewing is strong throughout the day, evening and weekends.
One-third frequently watch at home, 16 percent watch at work.

*        News and current events are the most commonly watched.

*        Most videos are viewed in their entirety.

*        Ads are noticed and acted upon.

*        Videos tend to be found through random surfing.

*        Viewers would likely watch more if sites more effectively exposed
their video content and added variety.

View <http://www.online-publishers.org/pdf/opa_online_video_study_feb05.pdf>
the presentation 

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WebJunction announces
Grand Prize winners 


 <http://www.webjunction.org/do/Home>  <http://www.webjunction.org/do/Home>
<http://www.webjunction.org/do/Home> At the WebJunction members reception at
the ALA Annual Conference, three libraries were named grand prize winners in
WebJunction's annual Awards Program. Each library received a cash prize of
$500. The winners were:

*        Windsor Public Library, Ontario, Canada, for Technology Planning;

*        Benedictine University Library, Lisle, Illinois, USA, for
Innovative Content and Use of Technology; and 

*        Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, Colorado for
Building Digital Opportunity Through Community Engagement.

WebJunction <http://www.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=1179>  awards
program


OCLC welcomes these new member libraries 


Memorial University of <http://www.library.mun.ca/hsl/index.php>
Newfoundland-Health Sciences Library
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada 
OCLC Symbol: CAHSL 
OCLC Network: OCLC Canada

Rodney Libraries <http://rodneylibraries.govt.nz/> -Orewa
Location: Orewa, New Zealand 
OCLC Symbol: NZROD
OCLC Network: OCLC Asia Pacific

Island Park Library <http://www.fretel.com/%7Eiplibrary/> 
Location: Macks Inn, Idaho, USA 
OCLC Symbol: IDIPL
OCLC Network: OCLC Western Service Center 

 
<http://www.oclc.org/memberscouncil/documents/Membership_And_Contributions_P
rotocols.pdf> Membership guidelines and protocols


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WorldCat update


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<http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/> WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive
bibliographic database. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every 10
seconds, WorldCat contains more than 60 million bibliographic records and
holdings information contributed by more than 8,600 libraries around the
world. The new Open <http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/open>  WorldCat program
makes the items in library collections-physical and digital, popular or
special-discoverable by people searching the Internet.

See the latest WorldCat record <http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/grow.htm> 


 


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