Thursday, February 26, 2004

OCLC for Smaller Libraries

CatExpress was for smaller libraries that catalog less than 2,000 titles per year. OCLC has recently announced that they are lifting the ceiling to 8,000 so that larger libraries can subscribe to the service.

Here's how it works. Estimate your needs for OCLC records for the year and prepay at 94 cents per title. If your actual usage for the year is less than you purchased, you will not receive a refund. However, if you exceed your predicted number you will be billed at the same 94-cent rate at year's end. You do not pay a per-search fee or for telecommunications costs. You are charged only for the number of records you export. There is no minimum number you must choose in order to subscribe.

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