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ELUNA, UUGI, and CODI endorse ICOLC Statement on the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records 2009 May 15

Filed under: libraries — ecorrado @ 15:05:45

I am happy to report that three major independent library automation user groups have agreed to co-endorse the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) Statement on the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records, dated May 11, 2009. The user groups represented are Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA), Unicorn Users Group International (UUGI) and Customers of Dynix, Inc. (CODI), Combined they represent over 2500 libraries. This is the first time I am aware of different library automation user groups coming together to co-endorse any statement or position. As a member of the ELUNA Steering Committee I am also happy to say that it came together very quickly. It is apparent that many librarians and organizations representing librarians are very concerned about the proposed policy. The statement reads:

The leadership of three library vendor user communities in North America have agreed to co-endorse the the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) Statement on the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and
Transfer of WorldCat Records, dated May 11, 2009 (http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/statement-oclcrecorduse.htm).

The Ex Libris Users of North America has 313 institutional members, including consortia, in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Carribean and represents approximately 1950 libraries in these countries that license Ex Libris’ library applications and systems.

The Unicorn Users Group International (UUGI) represents 250 institutional members, including consortia, in the United States and Canada representing libraries that use the SIRSI Unicorn ILS.

The Customers of Dynix, Inc. (CODI) represents 532 institutional member libraries, including consortia, in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom representing libraries that use the Dynix ILS.

Pascal V. Calarco
ELUNA Steering Committee Chair, 2009-2010
University of Notre Dame/Michiana Academic Library Consortium
Notre Dame, IN

Carla Clark,
Chair, UUGI
Noel Memorial Library
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Shreveport, LA

Colleen Medling
CODI President
Salt Lake County Library Services
Salt Lake City, UT

 

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