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OCLC, a global library cooperative, supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world.

OCLC provide shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions and communities.

Among the solutions that OCLC provide:

  • WebDewey
  • WorldCat
  • WorldShare
  • EZProx


Organize your materials with the world's most widely used library classification system.

Libraries big and small the world over use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to help make sense of today's complex library collections. The DDC is available in both print and Web formats and in full and abridged editions.

OCLC, a global library cooperative, supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world.

  • regular updates (new developments, new built numbers and additional electronic index terms)
  • an easy-to-navigate, simple user interface that is suitable for the novice as well as the power user


WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. OCLC delivers quality, discoverability and value. Member libraries provide the foundation. Partners support WorldCat growth.

OCLC’s team of expert catalogers and data quality specialists constantly enrich WorldCat records with new and corrected information to ensure that WorldCat contains the highest quality records possible. Library staff members also enhance records through the OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription (previously the OCLC Cataloging Subscription), making these records the industry standard for quality. WorldCat helps you share what makes your library great to make all libraries better


WorldShare provides a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on an open, cloud-based platform. WorldShare offers integrated management of library workflows and creates new efficiencies as libraries share work, data and resources to save money and deliver value to their users.

Save time, work more effectively and provide better access to everything your library offers.


Connect users to content they want

Authentication is an important issue for libraries and information seekers; certain library resources require authorized access, while remote information seekers want access without obstacles.

EZproxy access and authentication software connects to many content providers, including OCLC, EBSCO, Gale and others. It also connects to a wide variety of authentication services, including LDAP, SIP and Shibboleth, which reduces the number of authorizations and passwords users need to remember. Users gain secure remote access to the Web-based, licensed content they discover in libraries.

EZproxy works by dynamically altering the URLs within the webpages provided by your database vendor. The URLs of these webpages are changed to reflect your EZproxy server instead, causing your users to return to the EZproxy server as they access links on these webpages. The result is a seamless access environment for your users without the need for proxy configuration on the user's client.