RLG Membership Approves Combination with OCLC

Jun 13, 2006

RLG member institutions have approved a proposal to combine operations with OCLC, clearing the way for the membership-based information organizations to become one beginning July 1. RLG's online products and services are being integrated with OCLC's, and RLG's program initiatives are being continued as RLG-Programs, a membership-based organization that operates as a new division of OCLC Programs and Research to support architecture, standards development, and best practices. The agreement was approved by the required two-thirds of voting RLG member institutions. Voting concluded this week.

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