Plus I believe you are prohibited by terms of service from using the
Terminologies service for cataloging.
So let's say that in some cases, if you aren't using it for cataloging,
and are willing to deal with no service assurance, Terminologies service
can replace other databases. I'm sure there are people who will find it
useful within these constraints (including myself at some point), but
Karen probably mis-spoke if she implied more.
Ya'aqov Ziso wrote:
> Karen Coombs, Hi,
> ³Terminologies ... all those terminologies databases that you used to have
> to buy, load, and maintain locally ‹ now available remotely for free ...
> (from the blurb OCLC distributed at the COIDE4LIB in Asheville,
> Could you please elaborate, how can Terminologies Services substitute for
> what libraries upkeep and pay for currently, given the other statement on
> that blurb¹s page ³WorldCat Terminologies is still an experiment research
> service with no service assurances². Kind thanks,