The OCLC Record Use Policy Council members previously released the draft document, WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative, for community review.  The review period has now closed, and the Council is working to incorporate your input.  The final policy will be submitted to the OCLC Board of Trustees in June.

 

We'd like to thank the community for the helpful input we received during the review period.  We appreciate that you took time to provide us with your thoughts.

 

Barbara Gubbin, Director, Jacksonville Public Library, USA

 

Jennifer Younger, President Elect, OCLC Global Council and Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, USA

The OCLC Record Use Policy Council members have been working for the past few months to develop the next generation of a WorldCat use policy.  The draft document, WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative, is open for community review.

 

The draft policy is not final. Between now and the end of May, we very much want your feedback. We hope you will take the time to review the draft policy carefully, and let us know your thoughts. You can post comments here on the community forum, send an e-mail with your thoughts, or register to attend a webinar where you can ask questions and submit feedback to members of the Record Use Policy Council. We will continue to add content to the accompanying FAQ as we get more questions from the community review process.

 

For more information on the Record Use Policy Council, please visit the Record Use Policy Council page on the OCLC web site.

 

Barbara Gubbin, Director, Jacksonville Public Library, USA

 

Jennifer Younger, President Elect, OCLC Global Council and Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, USA

The Record Use Policy Council has begun its work which will culminate in a new draft policy and recommendations for implementation to the Chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees and OCLC President and CEO, for review and approval by the OCLC Board of Trustees in midyear 2010. As we carry out our charge, we will seek to understand today's environment as it relates to the creation, use and transfer of data and articulate principles of shared data creation consonant with the values of the OCLC cooperative. We will use a formal, transparent process for vetting the new draft policy with the OCLC Regional Councils and the OCLC Global Council as the representatives of the OCLC membership. We are mindful of the vibrant library community we represent and we will seek ways to strengthen our community.

At any time, you can send your input to us at recorduse@oclc.org which is a list set up for the use of the Record Use Policy Council members, or post comments to us here.

For more information on the Record Use Policy Council, its members and its charge, please visit the Record Use Policy Council page on the OCLC web site.

Barbara Gubbin, Director, Jacksonville Public Library, USA

Jennifer Younger, President Elect, OCLC Global Council and Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, USA

About the Policy Council

For more information on the Record Use Policy Council, its members and its charge, please visit the Record Use Policy Council page on the OCLC web site.

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