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January 2008 Press Releases

January 15, 2008

The State Library of Ohio to use WorldCat Local

The State Library of Ohio has signed an agreement with OCLC to begin production of WorldCat Local. WorldCat Local, a new service providing a solution to local discovery and delivery systems, will be customized for the State library in order to enhance its ILL and fulfillment services. “WorldCat Local will improve our outreach and service to state government and libraries in Ohio by bringing all of our resources to all of our library users,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. The State Library of Ohio is the first state library in the country to begin WorldCat Local production.  “OCLC is a worldwide leader in library technology and is based here in Ohio.  We are delighted to be the first state library making a commitment to OCLC’s WorldCat Local.” The State Library’s WorldCat Local will go live in the late spring. The current State Library of Ohio catalog will continue to be accessible for users that prefer that interface.

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