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Commitment to innovation

New ideas, new thoughts

The OCLC cooperative is the world’s leading center devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries, archives and museums in a rapidly changing, digital global community. From its revolutionary online cataloging and interlibrary loan systems to its groundbreaking efforts in linked data and WorldShare management services, the cooperative investigates new trends in technology and new ideas in library practice. This helps the cooperative identify capabilities that will advance the value of library services and improve the productivity of librarians and library users.

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We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »