Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced the appointment of Ted Fons as Director, OCLC WorldCat Global Metadata Network.
In this new position, Fons will take primary responsibility for and direct the performance of WorldCat global metadata management. He will ensure the effective coordination of hundreds of projects related to the WorldCat database, and will extend and expand the utility of WorldCat metadata for electronic resource management. He most recently served as Director of Customer Services, Innovative Interfaces, Inc., where he was responsible for the global call center and customer service operations in 2008.
WorldCat is the global network of library-management and user-facing services built upon cooperatively maintained databases of bibliographic and institutional metadata. WorldCat enhances productivity across the full range of library workflows-from cataloging to resource sharing to discovery and delivery-by intelligently reusing contributed data, and making library resources more visible on the Internet by distributing data across a growing number of partner services and Web technologies.
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