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Saturday, May 08, 2010

OCLC Research to host MissingMaterials.org webinar

This free webinar will be held twice to accommodate attendees in different time zones; once at 10 am EDT (UTC 14:00) and again at 4 pm EDT (UTC 20:00). Theft and loss of materials held in libraries and archives worldwide is a concern not only for owning institutions, but also for the international antiquarian book trade and global law enforcement. Centralized, highly-visible exposure of "missing materials" is needed to help identify stolen materials, recover missing items and deter future crimes. Together with the RLG Partnership, the RBMS Security Committee and the ABAA, OCLC Research developed MissingMaterials.org, a free mechanism for sharing reliable information about missing rare books and other materials at the network level. In order for this solution to work, however, it is of vital importance that the community use it

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