In September, Carl Grant wrote a blog post on the ownership of library data (“We have a problem… another vendor appearing to need education about exactly WHO owns library data“) that has been rolling around my own thoughts for, well, months. The spark of Carl’s post was a Twitter conversation where a major library system vendor appeared to be taking steps to limit what library/customers can do with their own data.
SerialsSolutions sez: we own the data you entered into 360. You can’t share it with a competing Discovery vendor.#VendorLove
— Wally Grotophorst (@grotophorst) August 15, 2012