Orchestrating a vision of the world’s access to knowledge

Having a connection to WorldCat is important for libraries, even those that wish to maintain separate regional or national infrastructure. When your holdings are visible in WorldCat, they are visible to information seekers worldwide. You have contributed to an even greater understanding of the world’s collected knowledge, benefiting citizens everywhere. Unique items that express your cultural heritage or share the discoveries made by your scholars can now be found globally.

In return, you have access to an asset that powers your own collection management and development decisions for the better. You can see the collections of peer libraries worldwide to inform your decisions about what your library should supply. Both librarians and OCLC staff members constantly improve WorldCat records, so you know you are using the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date supply of information available.

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