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Simon Spero

"As benchmark statistics it can be noted that as of July 4, 1974 the OCLC on-line data file contained 953,314 bibliographic records and the online union catalogs showed 2,162,021 locations.

An OCLC membership roster published in June 1974 listed 189 member libraries in eight networks; 1,194,287 books were cataloged on the system in fiscal year 1973-1974.

It is expected that both activity statistics and membership will have been greatly exceeded by the time this report becomes generally available through publication[.]"

[Hew77] Joe A. Hewitt, OCLC, impact and use : A study of the charter members of the Ohio College Library Center, The Ohio State University Libraries Office of Education Services, 1977.

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