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 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.
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 […]
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
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. […]
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 […]