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OCLC The Original Idea

OCLC The Original Idea 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png OCLC Micro Emerald Publishing

OCLC The Original Idea

OCLC Micro , Volume 7 (2): 3 – Feb 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
8756-5196
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000003645
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Abstract

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.

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OCLC MicroEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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