OCLC and the Associated Press — Two Sides of the Same Information Provider Coin?
Two cooperatives — OCLCL1 on the bibliographic utility side and the Associated PressL2 on the newswire side — have the same pattern of activity:
* both are membership organizations,
* both seek to amplify the efforts of members (bibliographic records in one case, news stories and photographs in the other),
* both are reacting to threats to content under its purview, and
* both have prominent members experimenting with new forms of content delivery and use.