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OCLC Policy Change

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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 <span class="plainlinks">[ <span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">loan modification</span>] community around WorldCat infrastructure and services, and strengthen libraries. The Review Board submitted its [ final report] to OCLC on 22-Jun-2009 recommending that the proposed policy be withdrawn and a Record Use Policy Development Task Force be formed along with a "formal, transparent and well-managed process" to create a new policy. In a [ news release] posted on 26-Jun-2009, OCLC accepted these recommendations.
On 7-April-2010, the Review Board of Shared Data Curation and Stewardship posted their draft policy for a period of review and comment (see link below).

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