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             Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 06:44:42 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Rich Rosy to Lead netLibrary Division of OCLC

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    April 22, 2002

                   Rich Rosy to Lead netLibrary Division of OCLC

    >Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 18:52:59 -0400 (EDT)
    >From: Ann Okerson <ann.okerson@yale.edu>
    >To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
    Of posssible interest to liblicense-l readers.

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                             FOR MORE INFORMATION:
                             Bob Murphy+1-614-761-5136
                             Marge Gammon +1-303-381-8799


    DUBLIN, Ohio, April 19, 2002-Rich Rosy has been chosen to lead the
    netLibrary Division of OCLC. Mr. Rosy succeeds Rob Kaufman, who is
    leaving to pursue other interests. Jay Jordan, President and CEO, OCLC
    Online Computer Library Center, announced Mr. Rosy's appointment as OCLC
    corporate Vice President today.

    Based in Boulder, Colorado, netLibrary is a leading provider of e-books.
    OCLC purchased the assets of netLibrary and created the netLibrary
    division of OCLC in January 2002. Mr. Rosy will manage netLibrary at its
    offices in Boulder and will report to Mr. Jordan.

    "Rob Kaufman has made enormous contributions to netLibrary and the
    development of e-books," said Mr. Jordan. "We are grateful to him for
    guiding netLibrary through a challenging period. We wish him well in his
    future endeavors."

    Mr. Kaufman joined netLibrary in February 1999 and was President and CEO
    of netLibrary from March 2000 through its subsequent acquisition by OCLC
    in January 2002.
    "Rich Rosy has worked hard to strengthen netLibrary's relationships with
    libraries, publishers, OCLC-affiliated regional networks and other
    distributors," said Mr. Jordan. "He is well suited to lead netLibrary as
    it enters an important new stage of its development."

    "I'm excited about this opportunity and look forward to helping take
    netLibrary to the next level," said Mr. Rosy. "We have been through a lot
    and are looking forward to our next stage of development."

    Mr. Rosy most recently was Executive Vice President, Sales and Publishing.
    Before joining netLibrary in 1999, he was President of the Consumer
    Division of Centrobe, Inc., an EDS company.

    In the new organizational structure, Herb Hilderley, Senior Vice
    President, MetaText Division, will report to Mr. Jordan. MetaText
    creates, hosts and manages web-based digital textbooks for publishers.

    About OCLC

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a
    nonprofit organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference,
    resource sharing and preservation services to 41,000 libraries in 82
    countries and territories. OCLC was founded in 1967 to improve access to
    the world's information and reduce information costs, and conducts ongoing
    research to develop technologies to support that mission. Together,
    libraries and OCLC have built WorldCat, the world's largest database of
    bibliographic information. Forest Press, a division of OCLC since 1988,
    publishes the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

    More information about OCLC and OCLC regional service providers is
    available at <http://www.oclc.org/>.

    About netLibrary

    Founded in 1998, netLibrary <www.netLibrary.com> is the leading provider
    of eBooks for the institutional library market. netLibrary develops,
    hosts, maintains and preserves eBook collections for academic, corporate,
    public, and school libraries. Thousands of libraries throughout the
    United States and internationally are currently providing netLibrary
    eBooks to their patrons.

    About MetaText

    The MetaText Division <www.MetaText.com> of netLibrary creates, hosts and
    manages web-based digital textbooks for leading textbook publishers.
    MetaText digital textbooks provide instructors and students with a full
    range of interactive teaching, collaborating and learning tools.


    Dewey, Dewey Decimal Classification, Forest Press and OCLC are registered
    trademarks of OCLC.


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