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 the claims against OCLC. We look forward to possible future engagement with Innovative where it benefits libraries. We work with many library service providers to provide greater value at reduced costs to libraries around the world.
Inclusion, reciprocity, trust and the highest standard of ethical conduct have guided the OCLC cooperative in the past and will guide us in the future. As always, OCLC’s public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing the rate of rise of library costs remain paramount.”
In support of these guiding principles, OCLC continues its success in enabling libraries to share infrastructure costs and resources through OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, cloud-based library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows to provide better discovery and delivery services for library users.
Worldwide, there are currently 95 libraries using the new OCLC WorldShare Management Services. In Australia, 12 libraries are piloting the services. OCLC WorldShare Management Services are gaining momentum in Europe as well with the recent launch at Tilburg University. Libraries in Spain, France and the United Kingdom will soon switch on WorldShare Management Services as their library management solution.