[Libs-Or] New WorldCat records policy--open for community review
jhelmer at uoregon.edu
Wed Apr 7 09:19:33 PDT 2010
OCLC has released a new draft records use policy for WorldCat and I'd
encourage you to have a look and provide feedback.
Please also feel free to contact any of your OCLC Global Council
delegates and share your thoughts. In this region there are three:
Susan Barnes Whyte (Linfield College), swhyte at linfield.edu
Pat French (Multnomah County Library), patricif at multcolib.org
John F. Helmer (Orbis Cascade Alliance), jhelmer at uoregon.edu
Global Council is meeting in mid-April to discuss this policy so please
post comments to the community forum, send e-mail to recorduse at oclc.org,
register to attend a webinar, and let your delegates know what you think!
John F. Helmer
Orbis Cascade Alliance
jhelmer at uoregon.edu
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Date: 07 Apr 2010 08:35:37 -0700
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OCLC Member Update
April 7, 2010
Next-generation policy for WorldCat records---open for community review
The OCLC Record Use Policy Council members have been working for the
past few months to develop the next generation of a WorldCat use policy,
and we are pleased to announce that the draft document, WorldCat Rights
and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative
is open for community review.
This Council, convened by the OCLC Board of Trustees last September, has
produced a new draft document that incorporates many suggestions raised
by the community over the past year. For example, rather than using
legal language, we have drafted the new policy as a code of good
practices, intended to outline the rights and responsibilities of OCLC
members with regard to the use of WorldCat records.
We intend for this document to help inform the decision-making process
for member library leaders as they seek to innovate around the shared
resource that is WorldCat. We have sought to encourage the widespread
use of WorldCat data while also supporting the viability and utility of
WorldCat and the OCLC network of services.
The draft policy is not final. Between now and the end of May, we very
much want your feedback. We hope you will take the time to review the
draft policy carefully, and let us know your thoughts. You can post
comments to the community forum
send an e-mail with your thoughts to recorduse at oclc.org
<mailto:recorduse at oclc.org>, or register to attend a webinar
where you can ask questions and submit feedback to members of the Record
Use Policy Council. We will continue to add content to the accompanying
_as we get more questions from the community review process.
We plan to send a revised version of the draft policy to the OCLC Board
of Trustees at the end of May for final review and approval. We
anticipate that a final document will be published mid-calendar year 2010.
Many thanks are due to all the members and librarians who commented over
the past year and whose feedback helped us formulate this new document.
We would especially like to thank the members of the Record Use Policy
* *ChewLeng Beh,* Global Council Delegate and Chair, OCLC Asia
Pacific Regional Council; and Senior Director, Singapore National
Library Board, Singapore
* *Raymond Bérard,* Global Council Delegate and Director, ABES, France
* *Karen Calhoun,* Vice President, OCLC WorldCat and Metadata
Services, OCLC, USA
* *Klaus Ceynowa,* Global Council Delegate and Deputy Director
General, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany
* *Christopher Cole,* Global Council Delegate and Associate Director
for Technical Services, National Agriculture Library, USA
* *Lorcan Dempsey,* Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief
Strategist, OCLC, USA
* *Nancy Eaton,* Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly
Communications, Penn State University, USA
* *Clifford A. Lynch,* Executive Director, Coalition for Networked
Information (CNI), USA
* *Brian E. C. Schottlaender,* Global Council Delegate and The
Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego Libraries, USA
* *Lamar Veatch,* Global Council Delegate and State Librarian,
Georgia Public Library Service--University System of Georgia, USA
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