DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 30 September 2009—OCLC and the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) are pleased to announce a partnership to provide expanded electronic content offerings to OCLC member libraries in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.
This new partnership will give OCLC member libraries more options for obtaining a wide range of electronic resources and services that complement OCLC cooperative product and service offerings. WALDO offers consortia packages and pricing for Web accessible databases and services, and serves the academic, public and special library communities. A full list of databases and services is located at www.waldolib.org/databases.asp.
"As the community of OCLC partners grows, we look forward to offering new options for OCLC libraries that allow them to take full advantage of current technologies and collaborative programs to improve cost efficiencies and expand choices for services," said Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President, Marketing. "This partnership will provide our members with more options for building their electronic content programs."
"WALDO is enthusiastic about this new partnership and looks forward to working with OCLC to meet the needs of its members," said John Stromquist, Executive Director of WALDO.
The OCLC Partner Program brings value-added services to OCLC member institutions through the development of strategic partnerships with other library service providers. OCLC works with Partners to provide members expanded service options and choices that enhance participation in the OCLC cooperative.
For more information about the OCLC Partner Program, or to learn more about becoming an OCLC Partner to deliver new service options or training to members, contact Irene Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Executive Director, OCLC Partner Program.
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. For more information, visit the OCLC Web site.
WALDO is a membership organization supporting the procurement and administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York, WALDO offers databases and services from over 50 different vendors representing just over 1,500 online databases and services. WALDO membership includes over 500 academic libraries, 300 public libraries and over 100 Hospital Libraries. More information about WALDO is at www.waldolib.org/.