DUBLIN, Ohio, March 19, 2007-Andrew H. Wang has been promoted to Vice President, OCLC Asia Pacific. Mr. Wang has served the library community in a variety of capacities during his 31 years with OCLC Online Computer Library Center, most recently as Executive Director, OCLC Asia Pacific Services.
Before he was named Executive Director in 1999, Mr. Wang served as Director of OCLC Asia Pacific Services since 1986. He joined OCLC in 1976, and under his leadership, OCLC developed the Retrospective Conversion service, TechPro and the OCLC Chinese-Japanese-Korean cataloging system. He has been instrumental in establishing significant collaborative library projects in Asia Pacific.
"Andrew Wang pioneered OCLC's efforts in Asia Pacific 20 years ago, and OCLC has experienced tremendous growth and progress in the region under his leadership," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "He is recognized as a respected leader in the international library community, and is considered a trusted partner in the Asia Pacific region."
In his expanded role, Mr. Wang will work with libraries around the world with a special emphasis and focus on acquisition, cataloging and sharing of Asian language materials.
Mr. Wang's promotion was part of a reorganization at OCLC designed to achieve global integration of services provided by the world's largest library cooperative and establish teams comprised of staff from various geographic locations.
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