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OCLC's Open WorldCat pilot expands

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:58:38 -0500
From: "Sloan, Bernie" <bernies@uillinois.edu>
Subject: OCLC's Open WorldCat pilot expands

>From Information Today (Barbara Quint):

"Excited by the 'resounding success' of the Open WorldCat pilot program,
the management of OCLC, the world's largest library vendor, has decided to
open the entire collection of 53.3 million items connected to 928.6
million library holdings for 'harvesting' by Google and Yahoo! Search."

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Bernie Sloan
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO
University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting
616 E. Green Street, Suite 213
Champaign, IL  61820

Phone: (217) 333-4895
Fax:   (217) 265-0454
E-mail: bernies@uillinois.edu