[open-bibliography] [openbiblio-dev] British Library data announcement
kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Fri Jan 21 15:28:02 GMT 2011
contributing your records to OCLC does not make you an OCLC "member".
Earlier, Corinne answered this question (on some list... don't
remember which one) that they are not OCLC members and therefore not
subject to the record use policy.
The vast majority of records added to OCLC recently have been from
uploads, often from national libraries. These libraries do not do
their cataloging on OCLC and are not OCLC members. Oddly, it appears
that they can distribute their records without any restrictions
through any channels they choose, but any member accessing the records
through WorldCat must abide by the record use policy. It's really very
Quoting Tim Spalding <tim at librarything.com>:
> Does anyone know what's up with BL adding 10 million records to OCLC?
> ( See
> ). They seem to be going in two directions—toward open data and away
> from it.
> Does OCLC have any sort of special deal, or are they now subject to
> the clauses about not contributing to efforts that undermine OCLC?
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> openbiblio-dev at lists.okfn.org
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