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Web Junction

"In 2002, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded OCLC Online Computer Library Center a three-year grant to build a portal for public libraries and other organizations that provide public access to information. Building on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's five-year Library Program, which has provided over 40,000 computers with Internet access to more than 10,000 libraries across the United States and Canada, WebJunction was initially the work of five organizations, led by OCLC.

"Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, and preservation services to more than 56,000 libraries in 91 countries and territories across the world. For the initial grant, OCLC partners for the WebJunction project were: [1]

  • The Colorado State Library: initial needs assessment and evaluation
  • The Benton Foundation: online community development
  • Isoph: online learning management
  • TechSoup: technology related content and community building

Advisory Committees

Accessed April 2008: [2]




Web: http://www.webjunction.org

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  1. About, Web Junction, accessed April 22, 2008.
  2. About, Web Junction, accessed April 22, 2008.