Definitions for "OCLC"
Originally the Ohio College Library Consortium, OCLC has emerged as the leading constoria of libraries. OCLC promotes shared cataloging, interlibrary loan systems, access to electronic databases through FirstSearch, and other services to libraries.
OCLC is a global library cooperative providing 43,559 libraries in 86 countries with access to databases and the ability to share cataloging and resources through Inter-Library Loan. The main OCLC database containing over 49 million bibliographic records is called World Cat.
See: Online Computer Library Catalog