Thanks, OLAC

Another datum for the theory that non-textual catalogers are often forward-thinking.

We do not believe that trying to control the use and transfer of bibliographic metadata is in the best interests of OCLC member libraries. As catalogers, our mission is to make information and materials findable and from that perspective, making library metadata as widely and freely available as possible would seem to be a good thing.

From the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) Statement on OCLC’s Proposed Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records,  http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/capc_files/OLAConOCLCPolicyFinal.pdf.

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2 Responses to Thanks, OLAC

  1. Peter Murray says:

    Hmm — I didn’t think of it from the perspective of “non-textual catalogers”. That is an interesting, perhaps useful, observation.

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