- WorldShare Collection Manager
Thank you for your inquiry about BACON and the naming of many new collections with that name. OCLC is committed to providing high-quality collections of Open Access materials to libraries. The name BACON is derived from the French word for National Knowledgebase (BAse de COnnaissance Nationale) which is provided by ABES, the French bibliographic agency of higher education (Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur). ABES has brought together reputable content collections with high metadata quality, which are available as open access under the Creative Commons CC0 license. Including the ABES BACON Open Access collections in our KB offerings provides you with a large set of high-quality materials from international publishers. Please note that BACON collections are not replacing any collections provided directly from a publisher, but represent specific collections ABES BACON selected.