USA : OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Author info

Institution/Company OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Address 6565 Frantz Road
Post code 43017
City Dublin, Ohio
Country USA
Telephone +1.614.764.6000
URL http://www.oclc.org/
Name Hickey, Thomas
Function Chief Scientist
E-mail hickey@oclc.org

1. Mission statement:

OCLC exists to further access to the worldís information and reduce library costs by offering services for libraries and their users.

2. Computer networks and Internet connectivity

a. In general HW, SW:

IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle, Microsoft

b. New HW, SW; connectivity upgrades:

24-node Linux Cluster with 96 Gigabytes of main memory, 48 CPUs

4. Union catalogue

a. Software used:

Main database moving to Oracle 9i

In Research we run the NDLTD union catalog/archive of electronic theses metadata

b. New features:

Many records from WorldCat now searchable via Google

5. Digital library

c. Based on external sources:

We harvest OAI-PMH ETD sites, as well as a number of DSpace institutional repositories

7. Special web services

Name authority service:http://alcme.oclc.org/eprintsUK/

ERRoLs: http://errol.oclc.org/

9. Research and technology development projects

A compilation of research demonstations at http://www.oclc.org/research/researchworks/

See especially FictionFinder at http://fictionfinder.oclc.org

10. Other important projects

This mostly reflects projects in OCLC Research, not OCLC in general.

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