6 thoughts on “WorldCat in your pocket”

  1. Lorcan Dempsey posted some astounding numbers to his blog yesterday. Emphasis below is mine. Prepare to be amazed.WorldCat in Your Pocket“WorldCat is our union catalogue of about 56 million bibliographic records, which represent approximately a b…

  2. I am unbelievably happy to see OCLC Research thinking this way. The key is that this technique “changes both the approaches that can be taken to solving problems and the type of problems that can be tackled at all.” No kidding. I mean, a grep of WorldCat, who would have thought? You must be able to find out all kinds of interesting (and troubling) things. I can’t believe how much you guys “get it.” Now we need the rest of the profession to catch up.

  3. Lorcan: Amazing news, and I agree with Roy. My question: where are the instructions for downloading WorldCat to one’s iPod, or is this strictly internal to OCLC at the moment? – Randy

  4. :: Via Jenny Levine comes word from Lorcan Dempsey of a massive increase in processing power at OCLC:OCLC Research recently acquired a 24-node (48-cpu) Beowulf cluster with 96 Gigabytes of memory. According to my colleague Thom Hickey, whose team has…

  5. Randy, thanks for this kind note. At the moment this activity is within OCLC Research. We do not currently deliver WorldCat in this way. Certainly makes you think about what types of service model might be possible in the future though!

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