WorldCat

WorldCat

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories[3] that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is operated by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.[4] The subscribing member libraries collectively maintain WorldCat’s database. OCLC was founded in 1967 under the leadership of Fred Kilgour.[5] That same year, OCLC began to develop the union catalog technology that would later evolve into WorldCat; the first catalog records were added in 1971.[5][6] It contains more than 330 million records, representing over 2 billion physical and digital assets in 485 languages, as of November 2014.

Showing all 2 results