New OCLC Record Use Policy Approved

Just posted from OCLC: The new WorldCat record use policy has been approved by the OCLC Board of Trustees. WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative will be effective August 1, 2010. Our 12-member Record Use Policy Council undertook a detailed investigation of the issues and drafted a new policy that we introduced for …

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OCLC: WorldCat use policy

The WorldCat use policy draft has been posted and is open for review. Here's the information: Next-generation policy for WorldCat records—open for community review 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, and we are pleased to announce …

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OCLC’s Expert Community Experiment Update

This announcement was just posted by Glenn Patton: I wanted to call OCLC-CAT readers’ attention to recent updates to the Expert Community pages on the OCLC web site (http://www.oclc.org/us/en/worldcat/catalog/quality/expert/default.htm).  The pages have been updated to clarify that, following the conclusion of the experiment last August, the functionality remain in place.  Activity has continued to be …

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Preview New OCLC Policies Directory

Direct from the blog, Resource Shelf: From an E-Mail: We invite you to take a peak at the new Policies Directory before it goes live on the 13th. Click the URL below and use the following authorization/password to Head to https://policies-preview.oclc.org and use the authorization=100028264 Password=oclc A few things to keep in mind – + …

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OCLC and RDA: Webinar

I was able to attend the recent OCLC webinar. There were four presenters: Karen Calhoun, Jean Godby, Ted Fons, and Glenn Patton. Lasting just a little bit over an hour, there was enough time for presenters and questions. The topics covered were a general overview of our diverse universe and the role of RDA in …

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New Version of Cataloger’s Desktop

Cataloger’s Desktop 3.0 is now available. It is a major modernization of the popular web-based subscription service. Desktop is the Library of Congress’s integrated, online documentation service with the most important cataloging and metadata resources. The re-systemization of the service features a significantly enhanced bibliographic web-based toolbox.   Desktop 3.0 now operates with FAST Search …

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RDA Website: Humor and All

ColinAndShort have this very useful and funny website on RDA at: http://sites.google.com/site/codlinandshort/home. All the links are real and lead to not just chapters of RDA but also to OCLC's work with RDA, ONIX and FRBR for example. The presentation makes for an enjoyable read and definitely less intimidating than the very dry texts that are …

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