Celebrating WorldCat 50_ Congratulations to the 42,000 libraries and institutions worldwide

We’re celebrating #WorldCat50! On this day in 1971, librarians at Ohio University‘s Alden Library were the first to catalog bibliographic records online using WorldCat.Today, WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections with:

🔵 3.1 billion holdings

🟢 516 million records

🟠 483 languages from 250 countries or jurisdictions

And, it’s growing every second thanks to YOU!

Congratulations to the 42,000 libraries and institutions worldwide who have contributed to this amazing resource! #OCLCworldcat

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Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia [21st Century LIS Network: Information_Knowledge Retrieval & Dissemination Platform]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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