Online Computer Library Center
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) is "a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the worldβs information and reducing information costs". It was incorporated on July 6, 1967 as the not-for-profit Ohio College Library Center. More than 27,000 libraries in 86 countries and territories use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. The organization was founded by Fred Kilgour, and its head office is located in Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
- "About OCLC". OCLC. http://oclc.org/us/en/about/default.htm. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
- IDEALS, Initial system design for the Ohio College Library Center: A case history