Our purpose is to engage the membership and seek your counsel before a new policy is implemented. OCLC has announced it will hold implementation until the third quarter of 2009. Immediately, we will organize information sharing and feedback opportunities with Members Council delegates and with the full membership as well as with other stakeholders in the global library community. 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 are mindful of the vibrant library community we represent and with your feedback, we will seek ways to strengthen our community. The Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship will present its findings and recommendations to the President of Members Council, the Chair of the Board of Trustees and to the OCLC President and CEO.
We actively seek feedback in a variety of ways and hope that you will be generous in sharing your thoughts with us. You can do so by sending us an email at email@example.com which is a list set up for the use of the Review Board members, or posting comments to us here.
For more information on the Review Board and its members or to link to the proposed policy, visit the Review Board page on the OCLC web site.
Jennifer A. Younger, chair, OCLC Review Board
Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries
University of Notre Dame