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President & CEO

Skip Prichard

CEO Approval Rating

92/100

Founded:

1967

Status:

Est. Annual Revenue
$214.6M
Est. Employees
1,000

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Skip Prichard's photo - President & CEO of OCLC

Skip Prichard

President & CEO

92/100
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$214.6M
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OCLC's Competitor - ALA logo
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Lessa Kananiiopua Pelayo Lozada

President

82/100
700
$2M
$53.3M
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OCLC's Competitor - Library of Congress logo
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Dr. Carla Hayden

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81/100
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OCLC's Competitor - ProQuest logo
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Matti Shem-Tov

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70/100
2,133
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$876M
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OCLC's Competitor - Lean Library logo
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Johan Tilstra

Founder & CEO

81/100
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OCLC's Competitor - ITI logo
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Thomas Hogan

President & CEO

66/100
85
$350K
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OCLC's Competitor - The British Library Board logo
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OCLC's Competitor - Gale logo
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Paul Gazzolo

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71/100
750
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$150M
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OCLC's Competitor - Wiley logo
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Brian A. Napack

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94/100
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$2B
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OCLC's Competitor - JSTOR logo
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OCLC's Competitor - SirsiDynix logo
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William Davison

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88/100
725
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$125M
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OCLC's Competitor - ScienceDirect logo
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Kumsal Bayazit

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83/100
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$3.5M
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ALA is perceived as one of OCLC's biggest rivals. ALA's headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois, and was founded in 1876. ALA operates in the NGO/NPO/NFP industry. ALA generates 24% of OCLC's revenue.

Library of Congress has been one of OCLC's top competitors. Library of Congress is a Government company that was founded in 1800 in Washington, Washington. Library of Congress is in the Government Organization field. Compared to OCLC, Library of Congress has 2,780 more employees.

ProQuest is OCLC's #3 rival. ProQuest was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan} in 1938. ProQuest operates in the Data Processing Services industry. Compared to OCLC, ProQuest generates $661.4M more revenue.

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OCLC News

June 23, 2016GeekWire

Seattle-based project to make librarians Wikipedia stars wins $250K in Knight News Challenge

The Seattle office of the Online Computer Library Center has been awarded $250,000 as one of the winn... See more »
January 19, 2016The Columbus Dispatch - Business

OCLC to provide metadata for works from 11 publishers

OCLC has signed agreements with 11 publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases... See more »
October 2, 2015THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Dublin's OCLC prints last library catalog card

Shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, an era ended. About a dozen people gathered in a basement workroom to... See more »
May 21, 2015THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

OCLC lays off 27 in Dublin

Dublin-based OCLC will lay off 27 employees at its operations there in a move to readjust staffing "i... See more »
March 6, 2014OUTSELL

Genealogists can now find FamilySearch and WorldCat records through both online resources

OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the Famil... See more »
February 4, 2014OUTSELL

320 million records from ProQuest® Central now discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

PR Newswire DUBLIN, Ohio, and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 320 million re... See more »
February 3, 2014OUTSELL

Library of Congress Announces Enhanced Access to Cataloging Services and Applications

The Library of Congress and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) have signed a cooperative agree... See more »

OCLC Blogs

July 21, 2021OCLC Blog

Four ways to avoid the "transition trap" in your strategic planning

Even well-developed, regularly updated strategic plans are subject to short-term crises and changes i... See more »
July 14, 2021OCLC Blog

The cat that didn't bark

About a year ago, OCLC completed a two-year project (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) with ... See more »
June 29, 2021OCLC Blog

Let's talk race: The power of conversations

For many people, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has had great personal importance since its or... See more »
June 10, 2021OCLC Blog

Getting smarter

Imagine sending an unexpected video call invite to ten colleagues at different organizations two year... See more »
May 4, 2021Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Blog

Look both inside and outside your library for post-pandemic community engagement surprises

When our in-person services were put on hold during the start of the pandemic, some people-both libra... See more »
April 21, 2021Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Blog

We persevere through challenges when we rely on each other

It's hard to believe it's been more than a year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down. And ... See more »
March 31, 2021Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Blog

Why a "Library on-demand" vision benefits from pandemic wisdom

If it wasn't for the COVID-19 pandemic, I can safely say I never would have biked the Haleakalā volca... See more »

OCLC Press Releases

March 29, 2018PressReleasePoint

Richard P. Smiraglia Wins 2018 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Richard P. Smiraglia has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Re... See more »
February 7, 2018PRcom

Scannx Simplifies Interlibrary Loan Fulfillment on OCLC's Next Generation Platform

Scannx®, the leader in document capture and document delivery software and cloud services for library... See more »
June 23, 2016PRLog

OCLC wins Knight News Challenge award to promote collaboration between libraries and Wikipedia

Project will reinforce libraries as stewards of high-quality information... See more »
June 23, 2016PRLog

OCLC's WorldShare Management Services turns 5

WMS grows to a community of more than 500 libraries in just 5 years... See more »
October 22, 2015PRESS RELEASE POINT

Nominations sought for prestigious Kilgour Research Award

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Libra... See more »
March 23, 2015BUSINESS WIRE

Copyright Clearance Center's Get It Now Integrates with OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and conte... See more »
September 17, 2014PRESS RELEASE POINT

Nominations sought for prestigious research award

CHICAGO — Nominations are invited for the 2015 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and... See more »

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Overview

OCLC is a nonprofit cooperative computer library service and research organization. OCLC was founded in 1967. OCLC's headquarters is located in Dublin, Ohio, USA 43017. OCLC's President & CEO, Skip Prichard, currently has an approval rating of 92%. ...

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OCLC's President & CEO, Skip Prichard, currently has an approval rating of 92%. OCLC's primary competitors are ALA, Library of Congress & ProQuest.

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Frequently Asked Questions about OCLC

  1. When was OCLC founded?

    OCLC was founded in 1967
  2. Who is OCLC's CEO?

    OCLC's CEO is Skip Prichard
  3. How much revenue does OCLC generate?

    OCLC generates $214.6M in revenue
  4. How much funding does OCLC have?

    OCLC has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is OCLC's headquarters?

    OCLC's headquarters is in Dublin Ohio, USA
  2. How many employees does OCLC have?

    OCLC has 1,000 employees
  3. What sector does OCLC operate in?

    OCLC is in NGO/NPO/NFP
  4. Who are OCLC's competitors?

    OCLC's top competitors are ALA, Library of Congress, ProQuest