OCLC has launched a program to "create, implement, test, and evaluate" a database of USMARC format bibliographic records for materials accessible over the Internet. OCLC will work with a number of libraries in an 18-month effort. The project is funded, in part, by a $62,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The records created will be available through the OCLC PRISM service and the FirstSearch Cataloging WorldCat database.
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