[openbiblio-dev] [open-bibliography] British Library data announcement

Deliot, Corine Corine.Deliot at bl.uk
Tue Nov 23 11:15:52 UTC 2010

The British Library is not a member of OCLC and is therefore not
restricted by any terms which may apply to its membership. The Library
supplies records to a wide variety of union catalogues (e.g. SUNCAT &
COPAC) in order to increase the global visibility of its collections.
Contributing records to OCLC's WorldCat system is simply part of this
wider strategy to improve awareness and usage of the BL's holdings.


Corine Deliot
Metadata Standards Analyst
The British Library
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ
e-mail: corine.deliot at bl.uk

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To: mark at odaesa.com; List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data
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Subject: Re: [open-bibliography] British Library data announcement

Does anyone know what's up with BL adding 10 million records to OCLC?
( See
). They seem to be going in two directions-toward open data and away
from it.

Does OCLC have any sort of special deal, or are they now subject to
the clauses about not contributing to efforts that undermine OCLC?


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