[OAI-general] concerns about new OAIster terms/conditions
khage at umich.edu
Wed Sep 23 14:41:40 EDT 2009
There is now a new post on the "Hanging Together" blog at OCLC from Roy
A new communication with a link to the new Terms & Conditions will be sent
to all OAIster data providers.
On 9/23/09 11:24 AM, "Hagedorn, Kat" <khage at umich.edu> wrote:
> From Peter Gorman:
>> Thanks for the reply. But even if OCLC's current intent is just to
>> harvest metadata, the license language very specifically mentions
>> content as well, and must have been inserted for some purpose.
> No, I think it was boilerplate. They are working on it.
>> Furthermore, the phrase "made available to OCLC" could be construed
>> as applying to more than the harvesting context: URLs in metadata
>> records certainly make content available to OCLC.
> I will forward that to them.
> From Simeon:
>> I wonder whether OCLC
>> will remove all existing content from OAIster until people agree to
>> the new license? (Hopefully revised to something more rational.)
> No, they will not. It is not a requirement to sign that form. My guess is
> they will move quickly to change this, but that is only IMO.
> Kat Hagedorn
> HathiTrust Special Initiatives Coordinator
> Library Information Technology
> University of Michigan
> email: khage at umich.edu
> phone: 734-615-7618
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