FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s James A. Rogers Library has been recognized as one of the founding members of the Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC).
CORC is a cooperative effort between the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and libraries around the world to organize and facilitate access to electronic information resources on the World Wide Web.
“The books, tapes and other materials we make available to our patrons are easy to find on our shelves because they are organized according to subject matter, content and author. Using this same model, we are working with other libraries to create a catalog of electronic resources on the Web that will make it easy for patrons to locate relevant information on the Web,” said Paul Dove, dean of the Rogers Library.
More than 200 institutions in countries around the world are cooperating to create the catalog, which is designed to help libraries, museums, archives, publishers and similar organizations cope with – and make readily accessible to patrons – the huge amount of material now available in electronic form.
Rogers Library is one of five South Carolina libraries to be recognized as a founding member of CORC.
OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 30,000 libraries in 65 countries and territories.
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