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July 2012

 

The OCLC Non-Event



The topic sparking the most buzz in library tech circles at ALA’s Annual Conference was the unfortunate turn of events surrounding OCLC leadership. OCLC had named Jack Blount as its new President and Chief Executive Officer on June 8, 2012 and then rescinded the appointment with a subsequent and surprising announcement. A letter from Larry Alford, chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees, to the organization’s membership dated June 20, 2012, gave the first public statement of this dramatic change of course.


--Marshall Breeding

 

Also in this issue

  • Bibliotecha Enters E-Book Arena
  • 3M Cloud Library Forges Ahead
  • EBSCO Releases EBSCO Discovery Service API
  • Library Technology News in Brief

 

 

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