News Release

James McCloskey
Director & Associate Professor, Library
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
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WorldCat database reaches 2 billion holdings

WorldCat is a database of bibliographic information created and continuously updated by some 25,000 member libraries around the world. WorldCat records describe specific works and contain a listing of institutions that own an item, referred to as “holdings.” Institutions use holdings information to create local catalogs, arrange interlibrary loans and conduct reference work.

 The Wilmington University Library also provides online access to "Open WorldCat", a program that makes records of library-owned materials in the WorldCat database available to Web users on popular Internet search, bibliographic and bookselling sites. The result: our holdings are more visible on the Web, and our catalog is more accessible from the sites where many people start their search for information.

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - New Castle, DE