Google buys OCLC

Posted on April 1, 2007 under LAMW2.0

Well, folks, I apologize for my absence.  I’ve been dealing with a family emergency back in Detroit, and while I’m not back to dissertation-writing, I had to post regarding this news that will impact–if not local history museums directly, seeing as many are still struggling to catalog their holdings, period–the museum/archives/library/digital history communities, which is that Google has bought OCLC and all its holdings, including RLG.  As other bloggers are saying, combining OCLC’s metadata with Google’s fulltext initiatives could make major changes for folks who use online information, which is to say, a great deal of us. 

Here’s a few links regarding the news (h/t museumatic).

One Comment on “Google buys OCLC”

  1. We were talking about it in the office today and I just checked Museumatic again and it seems to be an April Fool’s joke. Sorry.

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