Sunday, June 25, 2006

OBS-SIS Special Committee on Record Sharing Meeting

  • Are you concerned about “record nabbing vs. record sharing” using the Z39.50 protocol?
  • Worried, but not sure what to do, about the fact your ILS is a Z39.50 server that other libraries (or even vendors) might use obtain MARC records for free, sometimes without your permission?
  • Apprehensive about the future of the CIP program in light of the survey recently conducted by the Library of Congress and whether possible changes in that program might affect where libraries get their MARC records for acquisitions and cataloging?
  • Rethinking your cataloging workflow, including how you will obtain MARC records, now that the RLG/OCLC merger has been approved?

    If any of those issues are of interest to you, please join the Online Bibliographic Services SIS Special Committee on Record Sharing for an informal discussion/focus group during the AALL conference in St. Louis. Our meeting will take place on Sunday, July 9 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m in the America’s Center Room 125.

    You don’t have to be a member of either OBS or the Committee to be part of our discussion. We’re looking for opinions from folks in all different types of libraries and from vendors as well on the issues involved. Are you using Z39.50 now? Are you interested in it, in discussing the possible abuses of record “nabbing” or in helping to develop a set of guidelines for the future? Please come and share your views on July 9! (Posted for Pat Callahan)


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