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Press Release: OCLC [October 4, 2014]

OCLC CIO Jeff Jacobs named among Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders

DUBLIN, Ohio, November 4, 2014—Jeff Jacobs, OCLC Chief Information Officer, has been named among IDG's Computerworld 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of organizations for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to challenges.

Mr. Jacobs was named OCLC CIO in May 2014. OCLC is a nonprofit, computer library service and research organization that provides innovative computer-based services and infrastructure to help libraries worldwide make the most of today's technologies to share resources, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. OCLC operates a total of eight engineering centers in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as in the United States.

"OCLC has been leading libraries in information technology innovation for more than 40 years," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "Jeff Jacobs has hit the ground running, making sure our IT efforts are aligned to most efficiently serve our member libraries. It is an honor for Jeff and the entire OCLC IT team to be recognized by Computerworld as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leader."

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. These 100 men and women are using their vast experience in managing people and projects to stay a step ahead. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements."

The Computerworld 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders list will be published in the February 2015 edition. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

About the Premier 100

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value and continues to be the voice of business technology. Computerworld's award-winning website (, strategic marketing services and research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provide opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, Jan. 2014 - June 2014 average). Comupterworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.

Summary: Jeff Jacobs, OCLC Chief Information Officer, has been named among IDG’s Computerworld 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders.
Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:October 4, 2014
Company: OCLC

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