Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fred Kilgour, Founder of OCLC, Dies

One of the leading figures in modern librarianship has died. Frederick G. Kilgour, 92, founded the company known today as OCLC, changing the library catalog forever through the implementation of WorldCat and other cooperative database efforts. A full obituary for Kilgour can be found at It's all good, a joint blog by several OCLC employees.