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Sudoc in WorldCat

Worldcat

From the 145 member institutions of Sudoc, 118 are available in WorldCat.

Why join WorldCat?

  • for an increased visibility of higher education and research institutions in the WorldCat catalogue and the web in general thanks to OCLC's agreements with Google, Yahoo, Amazon, etc.
  • to use Worldcat APIs

WorldCat APIs help combine WorldCat applications with local systems. They improve the features of OPACs by integrating WorldCat functionalities and data.

  • To derive records in order to relieve the workload of the original catalogue
  • To compare your holdings with others in libraries in France and other countries by using the Collection Analysis tool. A feasibility study for a pilot project on the use of Collection analysis (payable separately) is underway.

Worldcat is a fee-based service. ABES contracted with OCLC from April 20110 to April 2012. The membership is proportional to the number of monographs made available by the institution.

Number of monographs available per institution

Annual fee (2011)

Before tax

> 50,000 monographs

369.47 €

50,000 to 300 000 monographs

738.94 €

+300,000 monographs

1 108.42 €

By joining WorldCat, libraries become members of the OCLC's EMEA Regional Council (Europe, Middle-East, Asia), or EMEARC. They elect delegates who will represent them in OCLC's Global Council.

EMEA regional councils are convened every year in a different country (Leiden in 2010, Frankfurt en 2011, Birmingham in 2012)

 List of WorldCat Member Institutions

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