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U.S. Department of Education Provides Grant

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U.S. Department of Education Provides Grant

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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $62,000 College Library Technology and Cooperation grant to support the OCLC project, "Building a Catalog of Internet Resources."

The project initiates a nationwide, coordinated effort among libraries and institutions of higher education to create, implement, test, and evaluate a searchable database of USMARC format bibliographic records, complete with electronic location and access information, for Internet-accessible materials.

The grant funds 58 percent of the $107,327 project; OCLC is contributing the balance of the costs. The 18-month project is funded from October 1, 1994. to March 31, 1996, through the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, Title 11-A.

"We are pleased to be able to build upon the earlier efforts of the OCLC office of research and to continue extending the value of the nation's libraries, library systems, and catalogs to include the rapidly growing world of networked information," said Martin Dillon, director, OCLC library resources management division, who will serve as a project director. "It is essential that libraries and OCLC gain experience using library catalogs, methods, and practices to include Internet materials. …

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