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Timeline aligns well with starting the COP process.
A placeholder in case we want to put in a slide on policy objectives
Foundation of the organization, of OCLC the cooperative on purpose and how we work together, not marketing words, revise the principles for closer support and harmony with the proposed policy, new =FAQ out there to let everyone it is being revised
First bulletOn the several bullets, these are the outcomes we seek – members can transfer data with confidence and collaborating organizations can again w3tih confidence build on World Cat, The first two bullets focus on how we can get there – code of good practice, recognize the commitment trust and shared values of members to make good decisions I the context of rights & responsibilities,l the intent of the policy and the public purpose of OCLC
The WorldCat network’s value rests in its usefulness as:A bibliographic record supply. Comprehensive coverage and high quality consistent records to ensure operational efficiency in member libraries. A registry of library holdings. Bibliographic data tied to library locations creates a network which supports research and resource sharing.A discovery environment. The library network can be accessed as a unit, enhancing convenience and reach. This network can be delivered into other discovery environments, Google Book Search for example.An infrastructure for knowledge organization. An infrastructure to support shared approaches to description, authority control through NACO, CONSER and other resources. An infrastructure for systemwide maintenance of metadata. Shared infrastructure supports systemwide updates (e.g. MARC updates, heading changes); data mining for enriched structure (e.g. FRBR, WorldCat Identities); syndication into other environments (e.g. Google). A source of intelligence about the systemwide ‘collective collection’. WorldCat increasingly supports policy and service decisions about the management of collections within and across institutions.
Design principles of Elinor Ostrom 1. Collective commitment 2. Self-governing behaviors 3. Understandable and acceptable boundaries for use Why important? These are the characteristics of robust, enduring commonly held resources Governing the commons (1996) an earlier book by Elinor Ostrom on commons in general, before she applied her research and principles to knowledge commons Some examples of what happens in the absence of these design principles can be seen in the overfishing in various parts of the ocean,
What needs to go away? 1. Limit the use of OCLC records, systems and services to authorized users To be replaced by a statement and/or link to the propsoed policy about “using data from WorldCat in accordance with the policy, public purpose of OCLC, and for the benefit of the cooperative Reword to reflect the global environment and new governance structure, e.g., parties and responsibilities , so take out the references to networks I might also note here that the Principles of Cooperation document comes from the governance bodies and so they are undertaking the revisions. T
Looking at the comparison between a public good and a membership good, becomes easier for us to see the importance of stewarding WorldCat as a club good. For a public good, there isn’t a way to define understandable boundaries, to create a collective commitment to financial viability, to engage in appropriate self-governing behaviors for the good of the shared resource The public purpose of OCLC is if anything, more important today than it was when OCLC was set up, but we cannot confuse a public purpose with a public good, these are not the same things. The public purpose is to enhance access to information, to expand the visibility of library holdings for greater use, formally:To promote the use of libraries and librarians by providing a computerized network, Reducing the rate of rise of library costs Furthering access to the world’s informationCost of providing a public good or a club good is not zero, need a commitment to sustain and grow the resource either through a coercive means, such as taxation, or through a collective commitment Need boundaries to define use and acceptable behaviors for sustaining the shared resource