OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has been providing computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 71,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories since 1967. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest bibliographic database.
InTech’s publications are now a part of the WorldCat’s valuable catalogue, and our library and information service coordinator was lucky enough to enter one specific record, titled, Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy, as the 10,000,000th milestone record of the catalogue. The record, i.e. the chapter in the book “Rehabilitation Robotics”, freely available from our reading platform InTechOpen, was written in 2007 by a group of eight researchers: Michelle J. Johnson; Kimberly J. Wisneski; John Anderson; Dominic Nathan; Elaine Strachota; Judith Kosasih; Jayne Johnston; and Roger O. Smith.
We congratulate our authors, and are pleased to celebrate the milestone with OCLC’s WorldCat. WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway not only helps libraries in maximizing online visibility of their digital collections, but for an OAI-compliant repository, such as InTechOpen, it provides a self-service tool that makes it possible to easily upload metadata from unique digital content to WorldCat.
Read the entire OCLC’s news release here.