DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 17 June 2008—Database producers H.W. Wilson and MLA have agreed to make article-level records available in WorldCat.org, increasing visibility and access to authoritative content licensed by libraries on the Web.
MLA and H.W. Wilson will permit a portion of their content to be indexed in WorldCat.org, the Web destination that allows information seekers to find what they need from a single source, online through OCLC’s cooperative organization of libraries.
The article-level metadata from H.W. Wilson and MLA will be added to the more than 50 million articles indexed from NLM MEDLINE, the Department of Education’s ERIC database, the British Library Inside serials, the GPO Monthly Catalog and the OCLC ArticleFirst® database to expand access and discovery of authoritative content through WorldCat.org.
OCLC will continue to add article-level records to WorldCat.org to enrich the search experience, and make collections from libraries more visible on the Web.
"Information seekers value authoritative content but often have a difficult time finding such content on the Web," said Chip Nilges, Vice President, OCLC Business Development. "By making these resources available through the WorldCat.org platform, Web searchers will be better able to find what they need, when and where they need it from libraries through the Web."
"We know that Web users want to discover relevant content and they will appreciate the ability to link to it from WorldCat.org and access Wilson data through their local library,” said Deborah Loeding, Vice President, H.W. Wilson Sales & Marketing.
"The Modern Language Association is pleased to participate in WorldCat's rich collection of resources for today’s information seeker," said Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of MLA. "We are proud to play a part in helping people discover print and electronic, language and literature scholarly publications through this innovative platform."