[okfn-discuss] Library Record Copyright

Benjamin O'Steen bosteen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 14:39:36 GMT 2008

The OCLC policy shift has really stirred up some issues. Rob Styles has
written a good, well-researched article examining the policy changes:


And there is also this ;)


On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 11:42 +0000, Rob Myers wrote:
> "Not satisfied with controlling the world's largest source of book
> information, it wants to take over all the smaller ones as well. It's
> now demanding that every library that uses WorldCat give the copyright
> to all its catalog records to OCLC. It literally is asking libraries
> to put an OCLC copyright notice on every book record in their catalog.
> It wants to own every library."
> http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/oclcscam
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