Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2,000,000,000 Records of Library Resources

From Worldcat, the organization to which librarians contribute book and media, etc. bibliographic records.

2,000,000,000
holdings and growing...

On May 4, the University of Alberta Libraries created the 2,000,000,000th holding record in WorldCat, marking a major milestone for this unique library resource. For the past 40 years, libraries like yours have worked together to build, sustain and improve WorldCat. These cooperative efforts get information seekers to the answers they need, and help other libraries be more efficient.
Sigh. So many books (2 billion), so little time, now more clear than ever.

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