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OCLC Policy Change

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Major page revamping following the announcement of the Review Board
== Background ==
On 5-Nov-2008, OCLC announced the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat® Records to replace the Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records. The goals of the policy, as described by OCLC, were "to modernize record use and transfer practices for application on the Web, foster new uses of WorldCat data that benefit members and clarify data sharing rights and restrictions." This new policy generated considerable discussion in the library community, including two petitions, several trade publication articles, and over 80 blog posts with related comments.
 
On 13-Jan-2009, OCLC announced a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship with a charge to: consult with librarians and member representatives as appropriate; review reports, letters and comments including blog and listserv messages from the global library community regarding the revised Policy; and recommend principles of shared data creation and changes in the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records that will preserve the community around WorldCat infrastructure and services, and strengthen libraries. The review board is to present a preliminary report at the February meeting of the OCLC Members Council and a final draft of the report at the May Members Council meeting. The final report is to be submitted to the OCLC Board of Trustees following the May meeting. The implementation of a new policy is not set to occur prior to the third quarter of 2009.
 
This page documents the discussion of members of the library community surrounding the revision of the Guidelines and creation of the Policy. It can be edited by anyone who has registered for an account on the Code4Lib wiki. [[Special:Userlogin|Registration]] on the Code4Lib wiki is open to anyone with an e-mail address.
 
== The Policy ==
 
* [http://www.oclc.org/us/en/news/releases/20092.htm Press release regarding the Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship]
 
* [http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/policy.htm Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat® Records] (Last known update is 19-Nov-2008; this version is in PDF)
* [http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php?title=OCLC_Policy_Changes&diff=12067&oldid=12062 Difference between the November 5th version and the November 19th version]
== Commentary Following the Announcement of the Review Board ==
 
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! Date !! Author !! Title
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| 2009-01-13 || Reese, Terry || [http://oregonstate.edu/~reeset/blog/archives/612 OCLC to convene a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship]
|}
 
== Comments on Comments ==
 
Sometimes the best insight comes in the comments added to blog postings and other stories. [http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=jOpatQmu3RGENlDTBRNMsA This Yahoo! Pipe] (also available as an [http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=jOpatQmu3RGENlDTBRNMsA&_render=rss RSS feed]) is a concatenation of comments from the postings and stories listed on this page -- with the exception of those marked "(NC)" because of use of software that doesn't support comment feeds. It was last updated as of [http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php?title=OCLC_Policy_Change&oldid=1923 page revision 1923].
== Petitions ==
| 2009-01-13 || Datema, Jay || [http://www.bookism.org/open/2009/01/13/lock-in-leads-to-lockdown/ Lock-in leads to lockdown]
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| 2009-01-13 || OCLC, Board of Trustees, Members Council || [http://www.oclc.org/us/en/news/releases/20092.htm Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship](NC)
|}
 
== Comments on Comments ==
 
Sometimes the best insight comes in the comments added to blog postings and other stories. [http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=jOpatQmu3RGENlDTBRNMsA This Yahoo! Pipe] (also available as an [http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=jOpatQmu3RGENlDTBRNMsA&_render=rss RSS feed]) is a concatenation of all of the comments from the postings and stories above -- with the exception of those marked "(NC)" because of use of software that doesn't support comment feeds. It was last updated as of [http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php?title=OCLC_Policy_Change&oldid=1923 page revision 1923].
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