Ching-chih Chen Joins OCLC as Consultant

Ching-chih Chen, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, has joined OCLC Online Computer Library Center as Consultant to the President for global digital initiatives among libraries, museums and archival institutions.

Dr. Chen will consult for OCLC on special assignments and projects led by Phyllis Spies, Vice President, OCLC Collection Management Services.

"Ching-chih Chen's unique perspective, extensive knowledge and experience in information technology applications and global networking will be a tremendous asset to OCLC and to our worldwide digital initiatives in libraries, museums and archives," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO.

"I am very enthusiastic about OCLC's global efforts, particularly under the leadership of Jay Jordan," said Dr. Chen. "In the digital domain, OCLC has provided much leadership from the beginning with its Dublin Core initiatives, and with its well grounded worldwide bibliographic networking. I am very excited by the potential to cover multi-format content from libraries, museums and archives so that we can truly provide 'universal access' to the world's rich resources through OCLC's shared platforms, programs and services."

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