The "MARC Usage in WorldCat" project has passed a major milestone and
is moving into a new phase. After reporting every quarter of 2013 on how
MARC has been used in the now over 300 million record database, I am
transitioning into an annual reporting cycle.
To do this I have "archived" (moved aside but it is still available for
viewing) the previous web site of the four quarterly snapshots for 2013
and have changed the main site to focus on the January reports for 2013
and 2014. All of the subfield reports are still in progress but I expect
to have them completed by the end of the month.
The two visualizations that I released last month based on the October
2013 WorldCat snapshot are also still available.
Finally, I will continue to field requests for reports on particular
subfields. So although the project is moving into more of a maintenance
phase, I expect to be called upon occasionally to augment the existing
reports when information is needed by the BIBFRAME, AUTOCAT, or general
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Thanks,