OCLC just announced that it will withdraw it policy on proposed Policy on Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records.
After review of the recommendations, OCLC has formally withdrawn the proposed policy. A new group will soon be assembled to begin work to draft a new policy with more input and participation from the OCLC membership.
The Review Board’s final report is available on the Web at www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm.
If you are at ALA and still have questions or would like more information, there will be a forum from 10:30-noon on July 12:
An OCLC Review Board open forum will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Sunday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Chicago Hilton Waldorf Room. Members of the Review Board will discuss findings from their report and answer questions. Registration for this forum is available on OCLC’s ALA events page at www.oclc.org/info/ala/.
A new group will be named to begin work to draft a new policy. Until a new policy is in place, OCLC has reaffirmed the existence and applicability of the “Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records,” which have been in place since 1987, as recommended by the Review Board.
More information on the Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship can be found on its Web site www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm.