OCLC New Jersey is a development center within OCLC with a continuing mission: to help researchers, scholars, libraries, merchants and publishers link their information together. We build software, systems and services that link people to information more efficiently.
OCLC New Jersey is looking for people with a passion for the communication of science, technology and scholarship with the ultimate aim of making the world a better place. We offer creative and flexible work opportunities and a chance to make the world a better place by furthering OCLC's educational mission.
Our web site is at http://nj.oclc.org/. OCLC NJ is part of OCLC, Inc., a nonprofit organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing and preservation services to 50,000 libraries in 84 countries and territories.
Q: What happened to OCLC Openly Informatics?
A: OCLC New Jersey has its roots in Openly Informatics, Inc., a private company that was acquired by OCLC at the beginning of 2006. For the first two years as part of OCLC, the organization was known as the OCLC Openly Informatics Division. At the beginning of 2008, we became OCLC New Jersey.
Q: What exit?
A: Very funny. OCLC New Jersey has its office in Bloomfield, New Jersey, ten miles west of New York's Empire State Building. We're a block away from the Bloomfield station on NJ Transit's Montclair-Boonton Branch, so we're an easy 20 minute train ride from New York's Penn Station. We're just off the Garden State Parkway at exit 148.
Q: Why "New Jersey"? Does that name properly reflect your global customer base?
A: Actually you'd be surprised. Yes, our customer base stretches around the world, but that's not unusual for our neighborhood. Within 15 miles are located global financial, business and cultural centers such as Wall Street, Times Square, Broadway and Madison Avenue. Our neighborhood has spawned technical innovations such as the light bulb, the phonograph, the telephone and the transistor. And, just in case you're a fan, the very last scene of the Sopranos was filmed on our very street (Broad Street) in our very town (Bloomfield).
OCLC New Jersey
2 Broad St.
Bloomfield NJ 07003