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OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together resources to help libraries serve their communities during the pandemic

DUBLIN, Ohio, 31 March 2020—OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 resource page http://oc.lc/covid19-service-info offers options to provide remote access to library collections, optimize OCLC products and services, and connect and collaborate with other libraries.

“These are unprecedented times for all of us. Libraries globally are navigating in a new and uncertain environment. Their commitment to sharing information and serving their communities has never wavered. And OCLC is committed to serving libraries everywhere by providing resources and expertise to help,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO.

Resources available on the page include:

• Information to guide library professionals through options available to modify OCLC services if necessary.

• A growing list of freely available content, including recommended options to access this content through OCLC services, made accessible by OCLC partners.

• A COVID-19 Discussion Board available on the OCLC Community Center to help OCLC customers share information, ideas, and best practices about how they are responding to the pandemic.

• An evolving list of resources from WebJunction, including examples of how libraries are managing the COVID-19 crisis, links to other library-specific resource compilations, and relevant events.

Visit the COVID-19 resource page at http://oc.lc/covid19-service-info for updates and additional information.

About OCLC
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research, and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research, and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff, and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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