PALINET

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PALINET was a non-profit member-owned and governed organization, representing hundreds of libraries, information centers, museums, archives, and other similar organizations throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere. PALINET was established on January 11, 1936 out of a need for local and then regionwide union cataloging (an effort to combine library catalog records). PALINET provided professional training to thousands of people annually through its classroom and online distance education events, provided discounts for library services through a Cooperative Purchasing Program, gave assistance to members with technology concerns, and was the region's provider of OCLC services. PALINET was one of the largest U.S. library networks, serving 600+ members and is similar in scope to other library-oriented consortia such as Amigos Library Services, Inc., BCR, OhioLINK, and SOLINET.

In 2009, PALINET and SOLINET merged to form LYRASIS (Library Journal February 5, 2009).

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