IntechOpen provides 10 millionth record to the biggest library community worldwide-WorldCat

26 May 2011

IntechOpen, in it's successful mission to support its authors and the published research work, added through the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway the 10th million record, titled Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-assisted Therapy into WorldCat, the most reputable library community worldwide.

WorldCat's library comprises more than 230 million records and the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway provides those with an OAI-compliant repository, like IntechOpen, with a Web-based, self-service tool that makes it possible to self-harvest the metadata of their unique digital content to WorldCat to gain broader visibility.

Matko Hrvatin, IntechOpen's Library and Information Service Coordinator points out the significance of using WorldCat as it follows, "WorldCat is the world's biggest library community. With its search engine for online catalogs of publications from all over the world, WorldCat is delivering local and global resources to users in a single search. Also, WorldCat is providing valuable and quality cataloging services based on OAI metadata harvesting protocol with a unique user interface for metadata modifications.” Hrvatin also said that, “When talking to our authors, we are often asked if our publications are available on WorldCat, which proves how much partnering with OCLC’s WorldCat is allowing us to offer our authors and visitors a service with an added value.”

Once more, IntechOpen proved it's commitment to disseminating knowledge and serving its vast community of readers around the world.