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Glenn Patton

Director, WorldCat Quality Management

Glenn Patton

Glenn Patton is Director of the WorldCat Quality Management Division at OCLC, where he has spent more than 25 years doing support, training and product management activities for OCLC services and products. He and his staff are responsible for cataloging standards activities, for quality-control activities in WorldCat and for various aspects of OCLC’s relationships with vendors from whom OCLC acquires bibliographic data. Glenn also serves as OCLC’s liaison to the ALA ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, and to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s Steering Committee. He is a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Bibliography and chairs the IFLA Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records.

Prior to joining OCLC, Glenn spent 11 years as Music and Fine Arts Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. He holds bachelor’s of music and an MA from the University of Kansas, and an MSLS from Columbia University. He is available to speak on topics related to the future of cataloging.