Throwing Down the Gauntlet

OCLC has released its second attempt at an updated usage policy governing WorldCat records, and a lot of people are not happy.  Chief among them, LibraryThing’s TIm Spalding who has posted a side-by-side comparison of OCLC’s policy with the one from last week, and on the Librarians Who LibraryThing forum said the following:

I think it’s going to force us to do what we’ve never done before—go after WorldCat directly. 
We’ll find non-WC records, or records cataloged by a library and not from WorldCat, collect them together into a giant wikified database of bibliographic data, and give out the data freely to libraries that want to avoid WC.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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