[OAI-implementers] Re: [OAI-general] concerns about new OAIster terms/conditions

Hagedorn, Kat khage at umich.edu
Wed Sep 23 11:24:15 EDT 2009

>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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