Catablogging@FPL: Hello to OCLC and Worldcat!

The Falmouth Public library is excited to announce that on August 1st we rejoined the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) as contributing members to Worldcat, the world’s largest online public access catalog.  As members, we work together with other librarians around the world to “explore the trends that shape our future; share data, work and resources; and magnify the impact of libraries.”

Check out these Worldcat facts and stats!

This is not only exciting news because as librarians we like to organize and share information, but it is also a great opportunity for the FPL to poise itself for future efforts in extending and amplifying our collection, especially making our unique resources more discoverable by our local public and the public-at-large.  As an example, some of the representatives from Falmouth’s Board of Selectman recently toured the Library and were shown how our cataloger creates original database records for both the CLAMS catalog and Worldcat, especially for the Library’s local resources….

…like Troy Clarkson’s new book:

Succanessett Snapshot : The People and Places that Make Falmouth a Community

…or even town reports on various studies:

The Falmouth Reconaissance Report: Heritage Landscape Inventory Program

We are delighted to be a part of the the world’s largest public catalog again because, like OCLC, we like to believe that “libraries empower people and transform communities!”

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