November 28, 2014

Colorado Library Consortium, SkyRiver Partnership Offers Bibliographic Services to Small Libraries

Colorado Library Consortium, SkyRiver Partnership Offers Bibliographic Services to Small Libraries

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) recently announced an agreement with library automation software provider Innovative Interfaces to make SkyRiver bibliographic services available to libraries throughout the state. SkyRiver will facilitate a comprehensive audit of CLiC’s AspenCat union catalog, and ultimately, will offer the consortium’s 400 libraries a source of cataloging records.

Cataloging at the Crossroads: Challenging the Only Show in Town

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1:00 PM ET With the acquisition of its last remaining competitor in 2006, OCLC became the only full service bibliographic utility in the U.S. The idea for a new, low-cost, highly functional alternative to OCLC for cataloging arose from a series of conversations with librarians who wereinterested in having a choice in library cataloging services, removing restrictions on the use of data, and finding a way to reduce costs during tough economic times.

SkyRiver Technology Solutions, launched in 2009, is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to OCLC. Our panel will examine the future for competition in the library cataloging marketplace in light of changing assumptions about library service, new technologies, and unprecedented economic challenges. The archive is no longer available.

End of an Era at OCLC: Jay Jordan Reflects on His 14-Year Tenure

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In June 2011, Jay Jordan announced he will retire as president and CEO of the nonprofit OCLC on June 30, 2012. By that time, he will have led the 44-year-old library cooperative for 14 years, longer than any of OCLC’s four presidents. Jordan sat down with LJ to discuss his career at OCLC.