December 14, 2017

OCLC Responds to the National Library of Sweden Comments From Earlier This Week

OCLC’s response to the National Library of Sweden comments re: NLS catalog data and were written by Jim Michalko, Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership. They’re posted on the OCLC Cooperative Blog earlier today. From Michalko’s Comments: OCLC is in discussions with the National Library of Sweden about the Library’s recent post to its website. […]

Cataloging: SkyRiver and Donohue Group Announce Partnership

From a News Release: The Donohue Group Incorporated (DGI) and SkyRiver announce a collaboration whereby DGI will contribute full and in-process MARC records to the SkyRiver database. DGI’s clients include several publishers of nonprint and electronic content such as Playaway, Recorded Books, and AudioGo. These publishers have negotiated with SkyRiver to permit DGI to contribute […]

National Library of Sweden Says "No Go" to Deal With OCLC For WorldCat Records

From the National Library of Sweden: The National Library has ended negotiations with OCLC, as the parties could not successfully come to terms on a contract. [Clip] Background Since 2006, the National Library has been negotiating with the OCLC on participation in WorldCat. A test contract was concluded in 2007 between the National Library and […]

New: Official Book Industry Study Group Policy Statement on Assigning ISBN's to Digital Products

From the Book Industry Study Group: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past 18 months within BISG’s Identification Committee, BISG Policy Statement POL-1101 addresses the critical need to reduce product identification confusion in the […]

UK: National Archives Awards Catalouging Grants To "Open Up" Valuable Collections

From a National Archives Announcement: Access to 12 archive collections is set to be transformed by a series of grants announced today. The National Cataloguing Grants Programme 2011 has awarded £420,000 to archives across the UK to help make these vitally important collections fully accessible for the first time. [Clip] Melinda Haunton, Programmes Manager at […]

Seminar Summary: Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

The Internet Archive has posted a text summary of Brewster Kahle’s Long Now Foundation seminar titled, “Universal Access to All Knowledge” that was presented on November 30, 2011 at the Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The summary was written by Stewart Brand, cofounder of the Long Now Foundation and many […]