In the future, OCLC will focus new development resources on improving and expanding WorldCat services and developing new services to streamline and reduce the costs of library management workflows. The OCLC will further increase investments to support valuable library catalog and resource sharing services. OCLC will continue to partner with publishers, library content developers and other content aggregators to ensure maximum traceability of a library`s complete collection by WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local. OCLC`s commitment to protect library investments in netLibrary eBooks continues. All NetLibrary e-books purchased by libraries will be deposited in a dark archive, the OCLC eBook Archive, at least until March 2013. Just as OCLC protected member library investments with the acquisition of NetLibrary in 2002, the agreement with EBSCO ensures that all NetLibrary e-books purchased by libraries remain secure. About OCLC Founded in 1967, OCLC IS a non-profit organization, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to public purposes promoting access to information around the world and reducing library fees. More than 72,000 libraries in 112 countries have used OCLC services to find, acquire, catalogue, lend, store and manage library materials. Researchers, students, teachers, scientists, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain clear, abstract and comprehensive information on when they need it and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries together produce and maintain WorldCat, the world`s largest online database for library resource discovery. Search for WorldCat on the web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, see www.oclc.org.
About EBSCO Publishing EBSCO Publishing is the world`s leading database aggregator and offers a suite of nearly 300 complete and secondary databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of journals, journals, books, monographs, reports and various types of publications by renowned publishers, EBSCO meets the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company`s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher`s Index®®™ databases are supported by EBSCOhost®, the most widely used electronic resource for library fees worldwide. For more information, please visit the EBSCO Publishing website at www.ebscohost.com.