DUBLIN, Ohio, October 6, 2000--OCLC has acquired Library Technical Services, a library cataloging service based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. LTS provides original and copy cataloging as well as physical processing of materials to large and medium-sized academic libraries in Canada.
LTS was established in 1994 as a business unit of ISM Information Systems Management Corporation, an IBM Company. LTS has 20 staff members, including 17 catalogers.
"Over the past six years, we have worked hard to position LTS as Canada's leading provider of high-quality library technical services," said Mary Jane Gordon, manager, LTS. "With the depth of our cataloging expertise and our first-class business processes, we are well positioned to expand. Becoming part of OCLC will provide us with the resources and opportunities to do so."
"Since the creation of the OCLC Canada office in 1997, the number of libraries in Canada using OCLC products and services has increased steadily," said Donald J. Muccino, OCLC executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Our acquisition of Library Technical Services will allow us to expand the scope of quality technical services available locally from OCLC and better serve libraries in Canada."