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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  5, Issue 3, October - December 2011, Pages 213-216


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B. Ravi
Asst. librarian, IGM Library, University of Hyderabad, Central University, Hyderabad- 500 046, A.P.
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WorldCat is a global network of library –management and user-facing services built upon cooperatively-maintained databases of bibliographic and institutional metadata. There are 60,000 member libraries represented 112 countries worldwide, which includes the holdings of 1,256,923,49 records in more than 470 languages. This paper briefs about the Worldcat, its benefits, usefulness and ongoing pricing details for subscribing Worldcat by institutions.

Key words: OCLC, Worldcat, Copy cataloguing.

Corresponding Author : B. Ravi