So, I would like to chime in here that this list is primarily focused on coding and technical issues. While everyone is entitled to their opinion on OCLC or any subject for that matter, in my opinion this thread really isn't pertinent to the focus of this discussion list.
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On Oct 18, 2011, at 5:32 PM, "Ya'aqov Ziso" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> *Tee-hee! Now that's a bit different: OCLC is at least theoretically governed
> by the libraries that use it ... only a few OCLC members get to exercise
> full democratic power ... **BUT the input of the councils and the membership
> is on the agenda for the upcoming global council meeting next month
> http://www.oclc.org/uk/en/councils/global/meetings/default.htm **so do you
> think something that might be about to change? *
> I know of nothing that distinguishes the OCLC Inc. (labor, hiring/firing,
> taxing, and bonus practices) from other corporations. Do you think the
> November Global Council Meeting will change those practices?
> The decoy is we don't get to talk to their bonus people; we get to talk to
> dear, most helpful, leaders in our industry, friends hard working for OCLC.
> But if any of our ideas turns profitable, then who gets the margin and the
> The bonus people don't talk back to us. They won't answer these questions.