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One-Stop eContent Management James Galbraith Associate Product Manager, OCLC ALA Mid-Winter, January 2009 Denver, Colorado What will we cover in this update? NetLibrary Updates Database Updates Overview of the Licensed Content Platform project OCLC: eContent For Libraries

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One-Stop eContent Management

James Galbraith

Associate Product Manager, OCLC

ALA Mid-Winter, January 2009

Denver, Colorado

what will we cover in this update
What will we cover in this update?
  • NetLibrary Updates
  • Database Updates
  • Overview of the Licensed Content Platform project

OCLC: eContent For Libraries

  • Offer collections relevant to Librarians and End Users
  • Help libraries reach users where they begin their research – in the library’s OPAC and on the Web
  • Provide a single and familiar access point to their content and collections available anytime, anywhere
More than 16,000 libraries

550+ Publisher partners

175,000+ eBooks

10,000+ eAudiobooks

Growing by 3,000 titles per month

Top 5 eBook subjects are:

Technology & Engineering

Business, Economics &Management

Computer Science


Social Sciences

Top 5 eAudiobook Subjects Are;

Mystery and Suspense

Children & Young Adult Literature

Popular Fiction and Literature


Biography & Memoirs

NetLibrary - foremost collection available to libraries worldwide


New eBook publishers

is a leading U.S. publisher of scholarly, reference and academic books – noted for mix of subject areas – strong on popular culture and niche subject areas.

A nonprofit research, development, and service agency*, WestEd enhances and increases education and human development within schools, families, and communities

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) is the professional and regulatory body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales.


NetLibrary new eAudiobook publishers

  • Unabridged eAudiobooks and radio dramatizations. main subject areas : fiction, non-fiction, African-American, children's literature, mystery, science-fiction, and romance.
  • Authors include Joyce Carol Oates, James Herriot, Orson Scott Card, Janet Evanovich, and Ray Bradbury

Award-winning audio publisher of fiction and non-fiction titles, including Business/ Finance, History, Humor, Garrison Keillor/Prairie Home companion, Westerns, Spirituality, as well as "As Heard on NPR“

-Authors include Stephen King and J.R.R. Tolkien

subject sets
Subject Sets
  • OCLC NetLibrary now offers 60 eBook and 15 eAudiobook Subject Sets for 2008-09
  • Selected from our catalog of more than 175,000 titles, NetLibrary Subject Sets are available for all library types and include OCLC MARC records, marketing support and implementation services at no additional charge
eaudiobook subject sets
Biographies & Memoirs

Children’s & Young Adult Listening

Self-help & Personal Growth

Non-fiction Bestsellers & Popular Titles

Fiction Bestsellers & Popular Titles

Business Self-Help

Language Learning

Management & Leadership

Academic Listening


Personal Finance


Award Winners

International Fiction

Mystery & Suspense

eAudiobook Subject Sets
growing foreign language content
Growing Foreign Language Content
  • Over 8,000 foreign-language titles
  • Top 5 Languages:
    • Spanish 5555
    • German 962
    • French 822
    • Japanese 455
    • Dutch 309
  • Building French and Spanish collections in FY2009
oclc mobile collections in partnership with sony
OCLC Mobile Collections: in Partnership with Sony
  • OCLC and Sony are partnering to deliver OCLC eBook collections designed specifically to be read on the Sony eBook Reader.
  • Libraries can choose to order these collections in one of two ways: 1) Mobile Collection – one copy of each title, exclusively for use with the Sony Reader, includes Sony Reader PRS-505 and the required Adobe license; 2) Mobile Collection Plus – two copies of each title, one set of titles for use with the Sony Reader and one set for standard online use.
oclc will offer five ebook collections for the sony reader prs 505
OCLC will offer five eBook collections for the Sony Reader PRS 505
  • Mobile Collection package pricing reflects”
    • A 10% discount on the titles and prepaid access fee
    • A SONY PRS 505 Reader
    • No charge for the ACS license.
  • Mobile Collection Plus package pricing reflects Mobile Collection pricing plus no prepaid access fee on the second copy.
media center one click downloads
Media Center: One-Click Downloads
  • Over 100 libraries have opened up Media Center to their patrons
  • Over 2,000 patrons have downloaded Media Center to their personal computers
  • Over 700 DRM free titles will be available by March 31, 2009. Title List available via Sales Operations
adding new databases to the base package at no additional charge in january fy09
Adding new databases to the Base Package – at no additional charge - in January FY09
  • Current Base Package Components
  • WorldCat
  • ArticleFirst
  • Clase/Periodica *
  • eBooks
  • ECO
  • ERIC
  • GPO
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • WorldCat Dissertations
  • WorldAlmanac *
  • Databases to be added to Base Package Jan. 31st
  • ArchiveGrid
    • World’s largest repository of primary source materials
    • A worldly collection of museum art images
    • World’s largest open archive database access documents, images content and audio/video materials

Licensed Content Platform Project Database Searching Using the User Interface

Objective & Timeframe

  • Use the platform and UI as the end user platform for accessing content licensed from OCLC
  • Make all OCLC Licensed Content searchable via the platform & UI by July 1, 2009

Library Benefits

  • Easier end user access to authoritative databases and content
  • No additional fee to use this new option – it’s a free choice
  • Minimal change needed to make available
  • Existing platform access to via FirstSearch content stays available
the big picture
  • OCLC is moving toward offering its content on a single discovery platform –
  • On July 1, OCLC will make available all the content licensed from OCLC through the platform and user interface.

Libraries will be able to access all the content they license from OCLC, FirstSearch databases, NetLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks, Archive Grid and CAMIO through the user interface

  • In mid-2009 WorldCat Local will add a metasearch feature that will enable libraries to search their physical and digital collections in a single search.
special indexes available for specific databases provide some search refinement capability
Special Indexes available for specific databasesprovide some search refinement capability

Dropdown for special

Index selection

what we have covered in this update
What we have covered in this update.
  • NetLibrary Updates
  • Database Updates
  • Overview of the Licensed Content Platform project
  • James Galbraith
  • Associate Product Manager, OCLC
  • Phone: 303-748-0809
  • Email: