OCLC Diversity Fellowship

Happy New Year! While I'm working on some new posts for the new year, here's some news from OCLC..... OCLC is currently seeking candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Metadata/Quality Control) position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin (Columbus), Ohio.   The Fellow will work for 6 months with the contract cataloging-related services and then …

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Statement on RDA from OCLC

*Originally posted on the OLCL-Cat list* From: the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee Subj:  US RDA Test and OCLC The US RDA Test Coordinating Committee wishes to clarify the role of OCLC in the US RDA test, and to provide information and communication pathways to those who are not test participants. OCLC is playing a …

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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 : New Digital Programs and Webinars

For those interested in OCLC happenings, this was posted on the OCLC-cat listserv: New! Digital Programs Web pages now live! OCLC Digital Programs offer a variety of services to help you develop and manage your digital program, including consulting services, training and professional development through our presentation and sponsorship of special events and programs. Our …

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EBSCO Takes NetLibrary

From OCLC: DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 17 March 2010—OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform as …

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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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