[Libs-Or] Fwd: Book Collection Home Page
will at mail.crsn.lib.or.us
Thu Oct 16 12:43:00 PDT 2003
A significant issue for many libraries is that importing records from
sources such as other library Web catalogs, or even LC might violate the
terms of their OCLC membership, if they are an OCLC cataloging or ILL
member. Especially if they don't add their holdings to existing OCLC
records. That might not apply to someone purchasing this software. I do
believe that OCLC has claimed copyright on their WorldCat database, but
I'm not conversant with the specifics.
Ernest Perez wrote:
> Very possible bib records are protected, either by contract or by
> copyright. Although, I do wonder whether a bib record is considered a
> In any case, LC records are not protected, and are free for the
> downloading. At least they were last time I asked LC Card Office,
> maybe 1994 or so. Amazon records, who knows?
> --ernest perez
> At 09:58 AM 10/16/03 -0700, you wrote:
>> It's also useful to consider that bibliographic records are
>> intellectual property, and such systems often fail to mention that
>> their "easy bib retrieval from the Web" lets you take somebody's
>> else's cataloging without paying for it. That's theft.
>> Normandy Helmer
>> Coordinator of Preservation & Digital Services/
>> Oregon Newspaper Project
>> University of Oregon Libraries--SpecColl
>> 1299 University of Oregon
>> Eugene, OR 97403-1299
>> 541-346-1864/fax 541-346-1882
>> nhelmer at uoregon.edu
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>> Denise Davis
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>> Subject: [Libs-Or] Fwd: Book Collection Home Page
>> I'm not sure we want to promote this, esp as we want libraries to
>> have real automation systems, but it is useful to know about
>> these packages.
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>>> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 16:02:23 -0700
>>> I just happened across this "baby PAC." Seems pretty useful
>>> for a potential smaller library user. Priced at $25
>>> Standard, $95 Professional. Features listing sounds decently
>>> advanced; they do offer Web access.
>>> The Web pages don't say anything about LC Marc records, but
>>> they're pitching easy bib record retrieval from the Web,
>>> "ISBN query to download book details direct from the web."
>>> Amazon, LC, where?
>>> For later migration, they do offer data export to a number
>>> of standard formats, albeit again not mentioning Marc
>>> records. But I would assume it'd be sufficient data for a
>>> batch update from OCLC or Marchive or some such service.
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