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OECD launches a new platform, OECD iLibrary

The OECD iLibrary, the new platform giving seamless and 
comprehensive access to statistical data, books, journals and 
working papers, is now available. It replaces SourceOECD and 
hosts all content equally so users can find -- and cite -- tables 
and databases as easily as articles or chapters. The citation 
tool for datasets and tables is new and unique to the OECD 

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released 
by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), 
International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), 
OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International 
Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) 
since 1998 -- some 390 complete databases, 2.500 working papers, 
5.500 books, 14.000 tables and graphs, 21.000 chapters and 

OECD iLibrary has the following new features:

   Intuitive navigation by country or theme.

   Granular content - users can search and click directly to 
tables, chapters or articles.

   Integrated search results, showing all available file formats 

   A citation tool for all content, compatible with popular 
bibliographic management systems.

   Content in context - related content is one click away.

   Links to previous editions, with the option to download any 
full-text item such as tables or chapters from the table of 

   Every content level has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and 
fixed URL.

   Users can navigate back and forth via hierarchical "breadcrumb 

   Executive summaries available for key titles in up to 20 

   Data available as ready-made, downloadable tables, or, for 
experienced users, in databases for users to build and extract 
their own tables.

   OECD.Stat is fully integrated, offering multiple export formats 
(including SDMX) explanatory metadata and links to related 

   44,000 home pages with Google friendly URLs.

OECD iLibrary supersedes SourceOECD as the main OECD publishing 
platform, and all existing subscribers are now being migrated. 
Parallel access to SourceOECD will be available to subscribers 
until the migration process is complete.

OECD has been communicating to all customers so that they can 
become familiar with the new service prior to end-users returning 
from the northern hemisphere's summer break, and is now 
encouraging librarians and their end-users to start using the 
site instead of SourceOECD.

OECD has provided its trade partners with detailed instructions 
on migrating existing customers and setting up new accounts.  The 
process will be almost seamless for librarians and their 
end-users. SourceOECD's EasyLinks will be automatically 
re-directed to the appropriate page in OECD iLibrary.

The OECD iLibrary is still being enhanced and some administrative 
features such as MARC records and COUNTER usage statistics are 
currently being finalised prior to deployment shortly. The site 
will continue to evolve as new technology and innovations become 
available.  OECD welcomes ongoing feedback from librarians and 
end users to continue to improve the site.

Please visit the OECD iLibrary at: www.oecd-ilibrary.org

For further information about the OECD iLibrary please contact:

Francois Barnaud,
Head of Marketing, OECD,

Toby Green,
Head of Publishing, OECD,