OCLC: Enabling Collaboration and Innovation With and Between Academic Libraries, Nationally and Internationally

by: Andrew K. Pace and Tom Storey

Published in the book Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International, this chapter looks at OCLC as an example of academic library cooperation on a global and national scale. It explores OCLC membership and governance structures as well as cooperative services and cooperative data. The chapter describes what OCLC has done to enable collaboration and innovation and reflects on some of the challenges and issues of managing and growing a library cooperative. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the importance of international cooperation to the library profession and the opportunities for further collaboration.

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Pace, Andrew K., and Tom Storey. 2018. “OCLC: Enabling Collaboration and Innovation With and Between Academic Libraries, Nationally and Internationally.” In Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International,edited by Jeremy Atkinson, 205–218. Kidlington, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102084-5.09992-2.