6 comments for “OCLC kerfuffle, summarized in a way I agree with

  1. Jay
    17Nov08 at 12:40

    So, I’m a little slow and I’m only halfway through my first cup of coffee, but I can’t find a summary of this situation that I can understand. I’ve looked through -wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/OCLC_Policy_Change- and I can’t find a summary that gets me riled up about this like it seems that I need to be … enough to get me to action. I’m probably not the only one.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

  2. 18Nov08 at 1:38

    Jay, try “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love OCLC,” by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 17 November 2008:


  3. 19Nov08 at 3:34

    Thanks for pointing to Stephano’s post. it does make sense of the whole mess and I will use it when other ask…
    funny though, when reading:
    “OCLC has slowly morphed from a welcomed institution tasked to help libraries reduce coordination costs to an annoying institution tasked to protect its existence and its monopoly, even at the cost of alienating its own membership.”
    I couldn’t help but be reminded of some libraries doing just that to their people too.

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