At Last

Posted On Apr 1 2008 by

Well after only twelve weeks with OCLC, I’m proud to say that I received fantastic support for my first business plan presented to the strategic leadership team.  I thought this was going to be a hard sell, but its overwhelming support among libraries was what really pushed things over the top.  I take seriously OCLC’s commitment to reduce costs for libraries, so I wanted to build a solution that would both shake things up and save more than just a buck. I have proposed that OCLC begin mass production of card-catalog cards, along with due-date cards and pockets.  The first …


Google Acquires OCLC, World Domination Near Total

Posted On Apr 1 2007 by

What do you get when the 800-pound gorilla mates with the elephant in the room? Well, it looks as though you might just get the OCLC division of Google, Inc. The Mountain View, California, search giant has announced that it will acquire 100% of OCLC, the library cooperative based in Dublin, Ohio. The news was reported today on the ALA TechSource blog. Screenshot provided by ALA TechsourceThe news should come as a shock to the library community, which has waffled for several years between loathing their supposed competition and acquiescing to Google’s leading position in the search market. On the other …