For things like the company that will be selling libraries access to a
digital copy of a book - book is stored at their site, only one patron
from a site can access it at a time and printing off is drastically
limited -- this service is being marketed as the new way to acquire
books -- who catalogs these and how do they integrate with our OPACs for
finding and accessing them. This pattern is sort of backwards to the
way that OCLC has been working: one copy of the record downloaded into
lots of OPACs -- here the book exists in only one place, there's a
question as to where the cataloging exists, and lots of sites access the
same book at the same time using their book budgets and counting this as
Sounds like an interesting meeting.
See you next week. Hope you're having a good time.
Marcia D Talley wrote:
> >From your 1998-99 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
> Arlene Luster Marcia Talley
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> Following is some information on the May 1999 OCLC Users' Council Meeting.
> Please email me or Arlene if you have any thoughts on these, or
> other issues that you'd like us to share with OCLC. -- Marcia
> 1998/99 ANNUAL THEME: Digital Library Futures:
> Libraries, OCLC and New Models of
> GOALS FOR 1998/99 OCLC USERS COUNCIL:
> 1. To discuss aspects of the digital library and its impact on libraries,
> networks, and OCLC.
> 2. To study how all types of libraries are balancing new and traditional
> collections and services.
> 3. To review OCLC's activities in contributing to the development and
> deployment of the
> digital library.
> May Meeting Topic: Digital Library Futures: Emerging Models and Best
> Practices for Libraries and Consortia
> Key Questions:
> 1. Where are libraries, library consortia, and OCLC today in developing
> and deploying the digital library?
> 2. How do library consortia decide on cooperative projects, purchases,
> and political priorities?
> 3. What expanded roles can OCLC, the networks, and libraries play
> collaboratively to increase the availability of digital library resources?
> 4. What are the best practices for libraries and consortia in the
> emerging digital environment?
> 1. Increase understanding of the decision processes and directions of
> libraries and library consortia in developing the digital library.
> 2. Provide feedback about the impact of these changes on OCLC and
> 3. Discuss OCLC's plans for creating, searching and delivering
> electronic full-text, archiving, and other digital library initiatives.
> 4. Elect the 1999/2000 Users Council Executive Committee.
> 5. Approve the Users Council budget for next year.
> 6. Provide a summary of the OCLC Institute seminar on Knowledge Access