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OCLC GLOBAL COUNCIL – ELECTION RESULTS

14 Apr 14 · Comments Off

From 10 – 12 April 2014 the OCLC Global Council meeting was held in Dublin, Ohio, USA.
This meeting concluded by holding elections for two vacant positions in the Board of Trustees and the position of President – elect and Vice President of the Global Council. These are two important bodies in the governing structure of [...]

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WorldCat Discovery is now available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand

07 Apr 14 · Comments Off

Libraries using FirstSearch will move to a richer discovery experience.
OCLC has launched WorldCat Discovery Services, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 FirstSearch beta test libraries [...]

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APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL LIBRARIAN

12 Feb 14 · Comments Off

The Board of the National Library of South Africa announced that Prof Rocky Ralebipi-Simela has been appointed as the National Librarian with effect from 1 May 2014.
She has been the Regional Director of the Limpopo region of the University of South Africa (Unisa) for the past two years. Prof Ralebipi-Simela holds a Master’s Degree in [...]

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OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2014 announced

29 Jul 13 · Comments Off

OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting 2014 announced
24 and 25 February 2014
Member librarians from nearly 30 countries are expected to join us in Cape Town next February. Why? Because the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting offers a rare chance to move outside the regular circuit of national library conferences and engage in some new conversations. The Meeting is [...]

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Skip Prichard named OCLC President and CEO

17 May 13 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 16, 2013
Skip Prichard, an experienced senior executive in the information services market, has been named the next OCLC President and CEO.
Mr. Prichard has led multi-national organizations that serve libraries across the full spectrum of library services and content needs. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc., which [...]

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OCLC releases statement on withdrawal of lawsuit by Innovative Interfaces and SkyRiver Technology Solutions

20 Mar 13 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 4 March 2013 — Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, has issued the following statement on the withdrawal today of a lawsuit filed in 2010 by Innovative Interfaces and SkyRiver Technology Solutions:
“We applaud the decision of the new owners of Innovative Interfaces and SkyRiver Technology Solutions and CEO Kim Massana to withdraw [...]

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Jay Jordan will continue as President and CEO of OCLC

21 Jun 12 · Comments Off

(Letter by Larry Alford – Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees)
Dear OCLC Members,

The OCLC Board of Trustees has concluded that rather than moving forward with the appointment of Jack B. Blount as its President and CEO, it is in the best interest of OCLC to have Jay Jordan continue serving in these capacities. Mr. Jordan has [...]

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Introducing OCLC WorldShare

06 Dec 11 · Comments Off

Dear OCLC Member,
The world that libraries serve, and operate within, is shaped by the Web. The Web makes it possible to now apply the dimensions of geography and scope to almost every decision we make. We can tap into tools and resources, and serve communities that are global, national, regional, local and personal. Barriers have [...]

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