Tuesday, January 13, 2009

OCLC protest teeshirts are here!

UPDATE: OCLC just announced creation of a "Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship" to review the policy with members. And that was one nipple. What could two nipples do?

We made a teeshirt out of the best of our parody OCLC logos, protesting the new OCLC Policy. I think it works pretty well.*

We'll be handing out at this Friday's OCLC Policy discussion at the New York Public Library (sponsored by Nylink) and at the American Libraries Association Mid-Winter conference in Denver. So far we've made exactly one. We'll probably make 100. They cost $5 to make, so a $5 donation is appreciated (but not required). If there's demand, we'll sell and ship them for cost.

Sonya strikes her "defiant" pose:

*Except for being nipply on me. I didn't want to post it, but Mike had the best argument, "With all the things that LibraryThing members have done for you, don't you owe them a nipple?"

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Anonymous Lukas said...

Ask not what nipples your country can give to you...etc.

1/13/2009 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jessamyn said...

I would like one.

1/13/2009 9:55 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Want! But on a coffee mug. Then I can see and display it every day.

1/13/2009 11:53 PM  
Anonymous arkham said...

I'd love to have one...but it'd be...politically incorrect in my state...

1/14/2009 8:50 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Radical Reference NYC is hosting a salon discussion the following Friday night. The accommodations won't be as nice, and neither will the people. Want to come? There's even a screenprinting shop at our venue, if you need to make more shirts.

1/14/2009 3:52 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Oh, I'll mention that next time I blog. I wish you well. I'm going to be in Denver at ALA MW.

1/14/2009 3:55 PM  
Blogger Karen Coyle said...

Tim, love the t-shirt. But I'd really like to move quickly from the negative to the positive -- from anti-OCLC to "free the data" with ways that people can do something with their data. So: 1) sign a pledge to put your catalog data 'out in the wild' 2) wear a button saying "free the data" and one saying "I pledge to free my data" 3) get people to sign up in the exhibits by the OCLC booth.

1/15/2009 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't get sued! We don't want to lose you guys!

1/15/2009 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a great idea!

Tell the incoming Obama administration through http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov !

I did a search for OCLC and NOTHING came up. I'd post but someone who knows more about this would be more convincing and make a better argument.

Someone do that AND provide the link HERE so that we all can vote it up!

1/15/2009 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Ivy said...

Hey Tim, heard you talk about the shirts on Uncontroleld Vocabulary and thought you could always just draw in a question mark after "restricted" with a permanent marker...

1/16/2009 12:07 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I want one.

1/16/2009 1:33 PM  
Blogger jbm said...

Ah, so that's why you guys weren't at the NYPL/NYLINK thing. I was wondering why you didn't say anything. I took notes and will try to blog it later. I'd also like a shirt, as big as you've got.

1/16/2009 5:46 PM  

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