DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1994--OCLC and its affiliated networks are offering assistance to libraries in the South that were damaged by floods in July.
OCLC will assist with recovery of damaged workstations and offline products, expedite telecommunications line and workstation installations, and provide general systems advice to those in need.
"As a membership organization, OCLC is committed to helping its member libraries in times of need," said Phyllis B. Spies, OCLC vice president, member services, sales and international.
Libraries requesting assistance should contact their OCLC-affiliated network. SOLINET, the OCLC-affiliated network that serves most libraries in the Southeastern United States, can be reached toll-free at (800) 999-8558.
"SOLINET's combination of OCLC services and disaster recovery information offers a good package for libraries seeking relief," said Kate Nevins, SOLINET executive director.
FEDLINK libraries should call (202) 707-4800 for assistance.
OCLC has a long tradition of assisting member libraries when disaster strikes. In January, OCLC offered assistance to libraries damaged by the California earthquake. In the summer of 1993, OCLC made disaster recovery available to flood-damaged libraries in the Midwest. In 1992, OCLC assisted libraries damaged by Hurricane Andrew.
OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 18,000 libraries in 52 countries and territories.
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