The Library joins WorldCat

The Library of the Pontifical Gregorian University has joined the WorldCat bibliographic catalogue, a cooperative resource created, edited, and constantly updated by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). OCLC is a library organization that offers products, services, and information systems to cultural institutions and their users, making it the largest library network in the world.

WorldCat, which today includes millions of records belonging to the collections of over 20,000 participating libraries, in addition to strengthening the Library participation within the library universe, it is an important showcase through which it can gain a worldwide visibility.

It has been some days now that the bibliographic data of the Gregorian Library has been visible in the WorldCat catalogue, and all new records will be poured into it every two weeks.

At the time of the massive upload, about 140,000 records were combined with the ones already present in the database, while about 255,000 records were new. This last data is particularly interesting because it demonstrates how significant the contribution of our Library is in enriching the cooperative catalogue. All this confirms the richness and quality of our documentary patrimony.