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OLAC Statement on OCLC’s Proposed Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat® Records

The Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) association has issued a statement to OCLC regarding their proposed policy for use and transfer of bibliographic records. OLAC recommends that,

… OCLC investigate ways to provide useful services to member institutions without maintaining such strict control over other uses of the bibliographic data, particularly non-commercial and research-based uses. We recommend that OCLC broaden access to library bibliographic data so that data can become a significant player in the Web world through multiple channels and so that a variety of experimental approaches using this data can be tried. We believe this path has the greatest chance for future success both for OCLC and for libraries.

You may also be interested in completing the OCLC Review Board survey to express your own views.

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