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Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship

The Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship will:

  • Review reports, letters and comments including blog and listserv messages from the global library community regarding the proposed Policy
  • Consult with librarians and member representatives as appropriate
  • Recommend principles of shared data creation and changes in the proposed Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records that will preserve the community around WorldCat infrastructure and services, and strengthen libraries

Our purpose is to engage the OCLC membership and the larger library community and seek your counsel before a new policy is implemented. OCLC has announced it will hold implementation until the third quarter of 2009. Immediately, we will organize information sharing and feedback opportunities with Members Council delegates and with the full membership as well as with other stakeholders in the global library community. We will seek to understand todays environment as it relates to the creation, use and transfer of data and articulate principles of shared data creation consonant with the values of the OCLC cooperative. We are mindful of the vibrant library community we represent and with your feedback, we will seek ways to strengthen our community. The Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship will present its findings and recommendations to the President of Members Council, the Chair of the Board of Trustees and to the OCLC President and CEO.

We actively seek feedback in a variety of ways and hope that you will be generous in sharing your thoughts with us. You can do so by sending us an email at reviewboard@oclc.org which is a list set up for the use of the Review Board members, or post comments on the Review Board Online Feedback Forum.

Jennifer A. Younger, chair, OCLC Review Board

Members of the Review Board

Jennifer Younger [photo] Jennifer Younger (INCOLSA)
Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Review Board Chair
Caroline Brazier [photo] Caroline Brazier (EMEA)
Head of Resource Discovery, British Library
Christopher Cole [photo] Christopher Cole (FEDLINK)
Associate Director for Technical Services, National Agriculture Library
Poul Erlandsen [photo] Poul Erlandsen (EMEA)
Head, Document Access Services and Collection Management, Danish University of Education, National Library of Education
Pat French [photo] Pat French (OCLC Western)
Manager, Collection and Technical Services, Multnomah County Library
Clifford A. Lynch [photo] Clifford A. Lynch
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Brian E. C. Schottlaender [photo] Brian E. C. Schottlaender (OCLC Western)
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego Libraries
Ted Schwitzner [photo] Ted Schwitzner (ILLINET)
Head, Bibliographic Services Division, Illinois State University, Milner Library
Roberta Shaffer [photo] Roberta Shaffer (FLICC/FEDLINK/LC)
Executive Director, Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Library of Congress
Lamar Veatch [photo] Lamar Veatch (COSLA/SOLINET)
State Librarian, Georgia Public Library ServiceUniversity System of Georgia
Elsie Weatherington [photo] Elsie Weatherington (SOLINET)
Dean, University Library, Virginia State University

OCLC Liaison to Review Board

Karen Calhoun [photo] Karen Calhoun
OCLC WorldCat and Metadata Services

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News about the Review Board

Review Board members named

DUBLIN, Ohio, February 6, 2009The OCLC Board of Trustees and Members Council have named a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship to represent the membership and inform OCLC on the principles and best practices for sharing library data. The group will discuss the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records with the OCLC membership and the global library community.

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Review Board to convene

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 13, 2009OCLC Members Council and the OCLC Board of Trustees will jointly convene a Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship to represent the membership and inform OCLC on the principles and best practices for sharing library data. The group will discuss the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records with the OCLC membership and library community.

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How to contact the Review Board

We welcome your comments on the proposed Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records and on the principles of shared data creation. Comments to the Review Board can be submitted publicly via the Review Board Online Feedback Forum or privately via email at reviewboard@oclc.org.