Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records

The OCLC Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship has just announced the new Guidelines for the use and transfer of OCLC-records.

Find out more at:

OCLC Guidelines website:

Record Use Policy (PDF):

They are asking for your comments! You can either send them directly by email to, or post comments on, or

There is also a survey that you can fill out. Here is the summary with the link to survey:

The survey is available online at the following site, where you will
find specific instructions on completing the survey:

I invite you to complete this survey yourself or forward it to a colleague with an interest in this issue. Your opinions and comments are vital to our evaluation, regardless of your current level of usage of OCLC services or your relationship to OCLC.

Please complete the questionnaire online by April 8, 2009. To protect the confidentiality of your responses, all data will be collected, tabulated, and analyzed by Linray, an independent market research consultant. We will receive data in aggregate form only; your answers will not be associated in any way with you or your organization.

If you have questions about the content of the survey, please send an e-mail to As an alternative to the survey, we welcome your feedback by sending an e-mail to or posting comments at Please feel free to provide input in the language of your choice.

Thank you for your participation in this survey.


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