[open-bibliography] Openbiblio at OCLC

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Wed May 25 14:24:00 UTC 2011

There is some "yeah, but..." to this story. When Karen Calhoun said at  
the recent members council meeting that OCLC is considering the ODC-BY  
license, she also said that they still consider the OCLC record use  
policy to be in force. It appears that they consider these two -- the  
license and the policy -- to be able to co-exist. The policy states  
that any "down stream" users must abide by the policy, which has  
stricter requirements than ODC-BY. I found the announcement by Calhoun  
to be puzzling. In addition, she said this on a panel about linked  
data. Since linked data refers to metadata statements, not records or  
files, again it isn't clear how any license based on records and files  
can be pertinent.

Not to mention the fact that Karen Calhoun has quite suddenly  
announced her retirement at the end of this month.

It's all mysterious.


Quoting Adrian Pohl <adrian.pohl at okfn.org>:

> Hello,
> here is a very interesting post by John Mark Ockerbloom pointing out
> that OCLC is now considering open data licensing (ODC-BY):
> http://everybodyslibraries.com/2011/05/24/open-datas-role-in-transforming-our-bibliographic-framework/
> This topic that was addressed by OKFN already in 2007[1] now finally
> gets broader attention. There's much of OKFN material used in OCLC's
> slide set on Linked Open Data![2]
> Adrian
> [1] http://wiki.okfn.org/FutureOfBibliographicControl
> [2]  
> http://www.oclc.org/multimedia/2011/files/globalcouncil/Buzash_Calhoun_Dunsire_Linked_Data.pdf
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