DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 15 June 2009—OCLC, the world's largest library service and membership cooperative, based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named one of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT.
It is the fourth straight year OCLC has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the weekly IT publication's annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 15 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.
OCLC placed number 38 on the 2009 list, up from 51 on the 2008 list, and 86 in 2007.
"We appreciate this recognition from Computerworld," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "Our IT staff work in eight engineering centers in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. They share not only a global development platform, but a deep commitment to OCLC's public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. Going forward, we will continue to work hard at making OCLC an ideal place for innovation and global teamwork for all employees."
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, this year Computerworld surveyed more than 27,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.
"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth."
Based in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials.
To see the full list of "Best Places to Work in Information Technology," visit the Computerworld Web site http://computerworld.com/.
Computerworld's award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), weekly publication, and focused conference series form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards including the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in both 2004 and 2006, and the American Business Media's Neal Award for Best Web Site, Best Blogs and Best Article or Series in 2008. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2.5 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1 million readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Fall 2008). Computerworld also reaches over 10,000 IT executives every year through its high-touch conferences and custom summits.
Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 71,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials. Search WorldCat.org on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.