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The Research Libraries Group (RLG) was a U.S.-based library consortium. They developed the Eureka interlibrary search engine, the RedLightGreen database of bibliographic descriptions, and ArchiveGrid, a database containing descriptions of archival collections. RLG was founded by a group of major research libraries in 1974, two years after OCLC, another library consortium, was founded. A major reason for RLG’s establishment was dissatisfaction among research institutions with OCLC’s record keeping.

The Research Libraries Group's Library of Congress. This is a helpful scale for judging an academic collection's depth.

The founding libraries were British Library became the first non-North American member.

In June 2006, RLG merged with OCLC. Its catalog became part of OCLC's San Mateo, California.


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