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Index WorldCat

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. [1]

19 relations: Batch processing, Bibliographic database, Copac, Data mining, Database, Faceted Application of Subject Terminology, Fred Kilgour, Interlibrary loan, Library, Library and Archives Canada, Library classification, Margalit Fox, OCLC, Online public access catalog, Research Libraries UK, Suffolk University Law School, The New York Times, Union catalog, WHOIS.

Batch processing

In computing, batch processing refers to a computer working through a queue or batch of separate jobs (programs) without manual intervention (non-interactive).

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Bibliographic database

A bibliographic database is a database of bibliographic records, an organized digital collection of references to published literature, including journal and newspaper articles, conference proceedings, reports, government and legal publications, patents, books, etc.

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Copac (originally an acronym of Consortium of Online Public Access Catalogues) is a union catalogue which provides free access to the merged online catalogues of many major research libraries and specialist libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, plus the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.

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Data mining

Data mining is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems.

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A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Faceted Application of Subject Terminology

Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) is a simplified syntax for the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).

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Fred Kilgour

Frederick "Fred" Gridley Kilgour (January 6, 1914 – July 31, 2006) was an American librarian and educator known as the founding director of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), an international computer library network and database that changed the way people use libraries.

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Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan (abbreviated ILL, and sometimes called interloan, interlending, document delivery, or document supply) is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc.

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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.

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Library classification

A library classification is a system of knowledge organization by which library resources are arranged according to subject.

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Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox (born 1961) is an American writer for The New York Times, and other publications, and is a book author.

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OCLC, currently incorporated as OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated, is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs".

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Online public access catalog

An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries.

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Research Libraries UK

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) (formerly CURL) comprises 37 University, National, and other research libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Law School (also known as "Suffolk Law School").

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Union catalog

A union catalog is a combined library catalog describing the collections of a number of libraries.

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WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase "who is") is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldCat

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