OCLC Founder Dies at 92

Aug 04, 2006

Frederick G. Kilgour, a librarian and educator who created an international computer library network and database, died on July 31, 2006. He was 92 years old and had lived since 1990 in Chapel Hill, NC. Kilgour is recognized as a figure in 20th- century librarianship for using computer networks to increase access to information in libraries around the world. He was among the earliest proponents of adapting computer technology to library processes. He founded OCLC Online Computer Library Center and led the creation of a library network that today links 55,000 institutions in 110 countries.