Traces the early years of OCLC and shows what it was originallyintended to be. Discusses the plan for library cooperation in Ohio, theformation of a project committee, the debate about how to mechanise theunion catalog, interlending, and the proposals for a shared cataloguingprogram based on a centralised computer database. Surmises that theperseverance of a few librarians is responsible for the formation ofOCLC, which otherwise would have become an Ohio bibliographical centrewith resources on microprint.
OCLC Micro – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991
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