Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OCLC Policy Re-released; Wiki shows changes.

After releasing their new records policy and pulling it back almost immediately. OCLC has released a revised version.

I took the original version and the revised version and put them into the LibraryThing wiki. Mediawiki software has an excellent "compare" function.

By clicking the link below you can see the new policy and the changes that have happened:

Obviously, I am posting both policies as an aid to understanding and commentary. OCLC retains the copyright and if they want me to take down the comparison, I will be only too glad.



Anonymous Jon Gorman said...

Very nice, all legelese documents that change should be required to show a pretty diff ;).

11/05/2008 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

baby question: Has LibraryThing been using OCLC data, and if so how?


11/06/2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

It depends on what the meaning of "OCLC data" is. We've never downloaded data from OCLC, but many of the libraries we access are OCLC members, and some of the data they have was downloaded from OCLC, not created locally.

11/06/2008 12:10 PM  
Anonymous DrBubbles said...

Check out today's xkcd cartoon (

11/07/2008 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a new version of the policy -- now in PDF -- on the OCLC site dated 19-Nov-2008. Could we impose upon the good folks here to create another wiki page version of it?

11/20/2008 2:29 PM  

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