Some of you presumably know that I've worked at RLG what seems like forever (not quite 27 years).
Blake's posted the OCLC and RLG press release about the two combining. Blake posted the whole thing: I just didn't click the "read more" button.
At this point, all I have to say about this is contained in this post at Walt at Random.
You might be bemused by this post, written a few minutes later, based on the fact that today's Library Link of the Day is a speech I gave...more than 13 years ago.