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OCLC Talk with Talis about the new Record Use Policy

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I am joined in this Talking with Talis conversation by two well known OCLC names – Vice President WorldCat and Metadata Services, Karen Calhoun and Senior Programme Officer, Roy Tennant.

There has been much coverage on Panlibus and several other blogs, about the way the recently updated Record Use Policy was announced, the elements of the policy, and its ramifications for the wider library community.

Apart from the need to update and replace the current 21 year old Guidelines, the professed objectives of the new policy is to clarify and increase the possibilities for the sharing and transfer of OCLC records.  From the noise in the blogosphere, it is clear that many do not share that understanding.

Karen published an extensive post on Metalogue providing some background to the policy and its announcement.  I was delighted to share this extensive conversation with Karen and Roy to explore in more depth the intention, details and ramifications of this new policy, due to be implemented in February 2009.

In the conversation, my own questions were supplemented by some submitted by Talking with Talis listeners.  Thank you to those who took the time email me with those suggestions.

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  1. OCLC Talk with Talis about the new Record Use Policy | Library Stuff Says:

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  2. Libology Blog » More OCLC Comments Says:

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  3. blog.ecorrado.us » Talis Podcast about OCLC WorldCat Record Use Policy with Karen Clahoun and Roy Tennant Says:

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  5. more OCLC « Bibliographic Wilderness Says:

    [...] 16, 2008 Posted by jrochkind in General. trackback Ed Corrado provides a useful summary of a podcast interview with Karen Calhoun and Roy Tennant, by Richard Wallis or Talis about OCLC record use [...]

  6. Jonathan Rochkind Says:

    Thanks for this Richard. I know that in the past, Talis has sometimes generously provided written transcripts of podcast interviews deemed of particular interest or significance. I suggest that you consider that with this one!

  7. | I Really Don’t Know Says:

    [...] Karen Calhoun and Roy Tennant od OCLC have recorded a podcast with Richard Wallis as part of the Tal… (disclosure: I work for Talis). The podcast discusses the recently published changes to OCLC’s record usage policy. I wrote about the legal aspects of OCLC’s change from guideline to policy before and why OCLC’s policy changes matter. It’s great that they’ve come on a podcast to talk about this stuff. [...]

  8. The Library 2.0 Gang » Blog Archive » Library 2.0 Gang 10/08: Policy – OCLC & Google Book Search Says:

    [...] which has set the library blogosphere alight over the last couple of weeks and was the subject of a Talking with Talis podcast with OCLC’s Karen Calhoun & Roy Tennant..   What are the motivations behind it – is [...]

  9. OCLC and Google Policy Discussion Continues…11.19.08 « The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog Says:

    [...] which has set the library blogosphere alight over the last couple of weeks and was the subject of a Talking with Talis podcast with OCLC’s Karen Calhoun & Roy Tennant..   What are the motivations behind it – is OCLC a [...]

  10. Panlibus » Blog Archive » OCLC - Questions Answers and an Open Letter Says:

    [...] my Talking with Talis podcast conversation with Karen Calhoun and Roy Tennant about the new OCLC Record Use Policy, which has been causing [...]

  11. Molly Kleinman » Blog Archive » The OCLC data licensing saga: Adapt or die Says:

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  12. Free Range Librarian › Over the river and through the blogs… Says:

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  13. WorldCat Records Policy Update « MLNC Pipes Up Says:

    [...] Missouri libraries are discussing OCLC’s Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records, which goes into effect in February, 2009. To learn more, listen to the podcast, “Talking with Talis,” in which Karen Calhoun, Vice President, OCLC WorldCat and Metadata Services and Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Programs and Research, respond to queries from Richard Wallis regarding OCLC’s updated Policy: http://blogs.capita-libraries.co.uk/panlibus/archives/2008/11/oclc-talk-with-talis-about-the-new-record-use-polic…. [...]

  14. PALINET CAT » Blog Archive » OCLC Record Use Policy Says:

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  15. Copyright Advisory Network » Blog Archive » OCLC licensing saga Says:

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  16. Panlibus » Blog Archive » OCLC Record Sharing, Yogurt, and Copyright Says:

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