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OCLC Named Among Computerworld's Best Places to Work in Information Technology

June 23, 2014



DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release:

OCLC, the global library service and research organization, based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named among Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT." (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248311/100_Best_Places_to_Work_in_IT_2014)

It is the ninth consecutive year OCLC has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the IT publication's annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which is published in the June 23 issue of Computerworld and available online at Computerworld.com.

OCLC placed at number 22 on the 2014 list, in the Small Companies category (less than 2,500 employees).

"OCLC is honored to be included among Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT for nine consecutive years," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "We strive to offer the best possible work environment for OCLC staff to continue to develop innovative new services for libraries around the world."

OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, library management and Web services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, (http://www.worldcat.org/) the world's most comprehensive online resource for finding library materials.

"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Both newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in their own futures by investing in their employees."

The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

To see the full list of "Best Places to Work in Information Technology," visit the Computerworld Web site www.computerworld.com/.

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