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OCLC Withdraws Controversial Bib Record Licensing Policy

OCLC seems to have withdrawn its controversial bibliographic 
record licensing policy, http://bit.ly/rVLT5 :

"26 June 2009 - The Review Board on Principles of Shared Data 
Creation and Stewardship, convened jointly by the OCLC Board of 
Trustees and Members Council to represent the membership and 
inform OCLC on matters concerning shared data, has issued its 
final report recommending that the proposed Policy on Use and 
Transfer of WorldCat Records be withdrawn and a new policy 

"After review of the recommendations, OCLC has formally withdrawn 
the proposed policy. A new group will soon be assembled to begin 
work to draft a new policy with more input and participation from 
the OCLC membership.

"The Review Board's final report is available on the Web at 
http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm ."

HT Ming Lu & Keiko Okuhara.

Robert C. Richards, Jr., J.D., M.S.L.I.S., M.A.
Law Librarian & Legal Information Consultant
Philadelphia, PA