September 18, 2014

Preprint: “Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study”

The following article (preprint) is scheduled for publication in the November, 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries. It was accepted for publication on August 12, 2013. Title Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study Authors Dr. Edward T. O’Neill OCLC  Julia A. Gammon University of Akron  Source College and Research Libraries  Abstract The OhioLINK […]

Skip Prichard Named CEO and President of OCLC, Will Take Over July 1

5x7@300dpiDeux3368_c1-SK

Skip Prichard was named the next President and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as President-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO.

Prichard most recently served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a position he left just shy of a year ago, saying he’d met the goals he came to achieve. Previously, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a position he vacated after the business was sold to Cambridge Information Group in 2007.

OCLC and Gale Expand Partnership, All Gale Database Will Be Discoverable via WorldCat Local

From an OCLC News Release: OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local. [Clip] OCLC and Gale have been offering access to some of Gale’s most popular databases to mutual subscribers through the WorldCat Local discovery and delivery service. This new agreement […]

OCLC: Linked Data Now Included in WorldCat Facebook App

via the OCLC Developer Network: The availability of Linked Data in WorldCat.org has everyone here very excited. We had been anxiously awaiting the chance to make use of this new feature in our own applications, and are now beginning to try it out. You may have already seen the bookmarklet developed by OCLC Developer Network […]

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

Jack Blount Will NOT be Joining OCLC as New Pres/CEO, Jay Jordan Will Postpone Retirement

UPDATE (9:20 PM): OCLC has released an official statement about tonight’s news. It doesn’t provide much more info (vs. what’s posted below) about why Jack Blount will not take over as president/CEO of OCLC and Jay Jordan will postpone his retirement. The OCLC Board of Trustees believes Mr. Jordan’s strong track record, his skills as […]

WebJunction Receives $250,000 IMLS Grant to Support Libraries’ Roles in National Broadband Adoption Efforts

From Today’s Announcement: Today the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced a $250,000 award to WebJunction to work with state libraries in Illinois, Mississippi, and West Virginia; federal policy makers; and the national nonprofit Connect2Compete to help national digital literacy efforts effectively work with libraries to plan for and deliver digital literacy training. […]

OCLC Names Jack Blount New President and CEO, 5th Pres/CEO in History of Organization

UPDATE: Michael Kelley at Library Journal has written an in-depth profile of Jack Blount. infoDOCKET helped with a bit of research. — From OCLC: Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO. Mr. Blount was most recently President and […]