Together we grow, lead and innovate
OCLC is member-led and member-driven. Members guide the development of our programs, policies, strategy and services. This year we realized several firsts, and reached new milestones, from member attendance levels at global meetings, to innovative approaches and collaboration.
Members also engage with the cooperative through advisory committees, user groups and special task forces. These groups are vital to our cooperative; member communities directly inform our services, programs and decisions.
“As a worldwide cooperative, OCLC is very different from other organizations. The chance to share and cooperate with so many other libraries around the world helps us all move forward and grow together.”Srichan Chancheewa, Director, University Libraries, Thammasat University, Thailand
Sixty OCLC member libraries from art museums in 16 countries came together to build an art-focused research experience within WorldCat. The Art Discovery Group Catalogue is an efficient, complete and user-friendly resource that is meeting the needs of art historians all over the world.
As the first ARL and the 200th library to go live with WorldShare Management Services (WMS), the University of Delaware Library and OCLC worked together as innovators and pioneers to develop the features and functionality required to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff at a larger research institution.
“The University of Delaware Library is pleased to be at the forefront of this transition to cloud-based library management services for ARL libraries, and looks forward to working with OCLC to help guide its continued evolution.”Susan Brynteson, Vice Provost and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware Library, USA
New member country
Existing member country
New countries represented: Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Guyana, Honduras, Luxembourg, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Panama
|College and University Libraries||5,053|
|Federal, State and Municipal Government||1,621|
|Corporate and Business||1,159|
|Community College and Vocational||1,063|
|Foundations and Associations||633|
|State and National Libraries||111|
Three Regional CouncilsAmericas Regional Council, Asia Pacific Regional Council and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Councilenergize local collaboration and support the regional needs, communications and discussions that matter most to members in their communities.
in 27 countries
in 65 countries
in 21 countries
In FY14, each Regional Council elected member representatives to Global Council, which consists of 48 delegates and three officers. These 51 leaders represent the voices and perspectives of 19 countries.
Global Council President
Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, USA
Global Council Vice President/President-Elect
University Librarian, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
In FY14, Global Council elected two new members to the OCLC Board of Trustees. Their terms begin in November 2014.
City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, USA
Senior Director, Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, South Africa