WorldCat from OCLC announces that they have cataloged their 1 billionth entry into their 34 year old shared catalog of library holdings.

The Monkees : The day-by-day story of the ’60s TV pop sensation
joins over 61
million unique catalog records representing 1 billion items in more than 54,000 libraries in 96 countries. The Bible, Mother Goose, Huckleberry Finn, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are among the Top Ten holdings in the catalog. Entirely unique items such as a Babylonian temple receipt for cattle and sheep used
in temple services around 2350 B.C are also in the catalog. The Monkees will not be entirely unique nor in the Top Ten I predict.

Note: My collegue, Fred Kilgour, founded OCLC in 1967 and was its President until 1980 then was Permanent Founder Trustee until 1995.