In his first report, which will be mailed to the membership this month, OCLC President and CEO Skip Prichard said that the cooperative’s current work is bold and important and that he is excited about the potential ahead.
“Users’ expectations continue to accelerate, driving demand for new services and approaches that are cloud-based, mobile and social. With its new technological platform and cloud-based services, OCLC is well positioned and committed to serve libraries in a period of rapid change.”
The Annual Report includes:
- An insight into our strategic direction - looking at how we have been moving forward with working collaboratively with libraries to build services in a cloud computing environment
- An overview of the WorldCat highlights - which includes reaching 303 million bibliographic records and over 2 billion total holdings in WorldCat
- OCLC WorldShare Metadata – Feedback from IE Library, Madrid on their experience with the WorldShare Metadata Record Manager Pilot and a comment from University of Johannesburg on WorldShare Collection Manager.