OCLC Formally Withdraws Proposed Record Use Policy

OCLC has published the final report from the OCLC Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship and announced the formal withdrawal of the proposed Policy on Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records. In doing so, OCLC has reaffirmed the existence and applicability of the “Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records” (the 1987 guidelines) and announced its intention to assemble a new group to draft a policy with “with more input and participation from the OCLC membership.”

There will also be an open forum at the ALA Annual conference in Chicago where the Review Board will discuss their findings and answer questions. The forum is on Sunday, July 12th from 10:30am to noon in the Waldorf room of the Chicago Hilton. OCLC is offering a registration form for the event.

Found via a post by Jennifer Eustis.

The text was modified to update a link from http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm to http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20090628150300/http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm on February 11th, 2011.

The text was modified to update a link from http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/FinalReport_ReviewBoard.pdf to http://library.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15003coll17/id/61 on November 13th, 2012.

(This post was updated on 04-Jun-2014.)