Expanding the range of cooperation over 50 years

We understand that the needs of library consortia expand over time because our technology has evolved with those needs over many years. OCLC’s capabilities have evolved from offering standalone union catalog systems to offering the tools needed to connect libraries on a regional, national, continental, or global level. We provide flexible metadata management software that connects with a global data network. By doing so, we facilitate greater efficiencies and raise the profile of library collections online.

Union catalogs used to offer basic look-up services, but today the bibliographic infrastructure we oversee fulfills many more functions.

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