Governing a Global Cooperative

  title={Governing a Global Cooperative},
  author={Larry P. Alford},
  journal={Journal of Library Administration},
  pages={567 - 574}
  • Larry P. Alford
  • Published 9 October 2009
  • Law
  • Journal of Library Administration
ABSTRACT The governance of the Online Computer Library System (OCLC) is understood best by placing it in the context of the arrangements that are typical for non-profit corporations organized within the United States to meet a public purpose. There are some provisions for OCLC's governance structures that are specific to the laws of Ohio, where OCLC was founded and where its principal offices remain. 
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