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Online Computer Library Center

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Online Computer Library Catalog

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Organización Comunista Lucha De Clases

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Ohio College Library Center

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Online Computer Library Centre

Computing

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Off Campus Learning Center

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Ohio College Library centre

Academic & Science » Colleges

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Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference

Community » Conferences

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Ortigas Center Library Consortium

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Ohio College Library Catalog

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OCLC, Inc., doing business as OCLC, is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center, then became the Online Computer Library Center as it expanded. In 2017, the name was formally changed to OCLC, Inc. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world. OCLC is funded mainly by the fees that libraries pay (around $200 million annually in total as of 2016) for the many different services it offers. OCLC also maintains the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

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