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OCLC Policy Change

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Updating background details and adding a new heading because of the publication of the final Review Board report
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 meetingReview Board submitted its [http://www. The final report is ] to be submitted to the OCLC Board of Trustees following on 22-Jun-2009 recommending that the May meeting. The implementation of proposed policy be withdrawn and a Record Use Policy Development Task Force be formed along with a "formal, transparent and well-managed process" to create a new policy is not set to occur prior to the third quarter of . In a [ news release] posted on 26-Jun-2009, OCLC accepted these recommendations.
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.
| 2009-05-28 || Coyle, Karen || [ OCLC Policy - What is the Question?]
== Commentary Following the Release of the Review Board Final Report ==
On [[26 Jun]] [[2009]], OCLC published the [ final report] of the [ Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship] and announced the formal withdrawal of the proposed Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat® Records.
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! Date !! Author !! Title
| 2009-06-28 || Eustis, Jennifer || [ Final Report from the Review Board on Shared Data Creation and Stewardship]
| 2009-06-28 || Murray, Peter || [ OCLC Formally Withdraws Proposed Record Use Policy]

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