OCLC

Options in Storage for Digital Preservation

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A last-minute change to my plans for ALA Midwinter came on Tuesday when I was sought out to fill in for a speaker than canceled at the ALCTS Digital Preserva...

A History of the OCLC Tax-Exemption Status

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One of the baffling elements I've found in discussions of the history of OCLC is that of its tax exempt status under Ohio law. The latest example of this co...

What Does It Mean to Be a Member of OCLC?

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This morning I was at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting just prior to the opening of the ALA Midwinter 2010 meeting. In addition to the prepared ta...

SkyRiver - a(nother) Bibliographic Utility

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North America is gaining its third ((or fourth? Does Open Library count as a bibliographic utility?)) major bibliographic record utility server this month w...

OCLC’s WorldCat Local “Quick Start”

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Last week, OCLC announced a "strategy to move library management services to Web scale." With this move, OCLC is rebranding "WorldCat Local" to include funct...

OCLC Review Board’s Blog

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There is a new page in the Record Use Policy area on the OCLC website with an invitation from Jennifer Younger, chair of the Review Board, inviting members o...

Members of the OCLC Review Board Announced

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OCLC announced late yesterday the members of the review board. In addition, they announced the establishment of an e-mail address for communicating with the...

Consideration of OCLC Records Use Policy

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At ALA Midwinter, ALCTS sponsored a panel discussion about sharing library-created data inside and outside the library community, with a particular focus on ...

LITA Announces an Unconference for May 2009

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Earlier this week, LITA announced its unconference event: LITACamp. The meeting is scheduled for May 7-8, 2009 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio...

Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

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This post is the second in a series about the application of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) system design pattern to library services. The first po...