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The New New OCLC

Just when you thought you’d gotten to know the new OCLC, it shakes things up again. OCLC is now in the ILS business and WorldCat Local is now free to FirstSearch subscribers. My first thought on reading about all of this yesterday was that all those pilot WorldCat Local schools must be steamed that this

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LSW’s Growing Pains

An interesting thing happened. This little group of friends decided, mostly as a joke, to call themselves the Library Society of the World. Then that Society got big. The amateur anthropologist in me has been watching the group negotiate this phenomenon for a while now, and it’s fascinating. Here’s a short sketch. Two years ago,

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