There’s something massive here in central Ohio. It grows steadily every day, nearly every second on average. Nowhere on the globe can you find a bigger one of its kind.
It’s WorldCat, and it’s 42 years old this year.
Housed at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, WorldCat is the most comprehensive library catalog in the world. The colossal database represents almost 2 billion items held by participating libraries. (The catalog is likely to hit the 2 billion mark in May. )