On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Salazar, Christina <
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> I think though that razor thin budgets aside, the EZProxy using community
> is vulnerable to what amounts to a monopoly. Don't get any ideas, OCLC
> peeps (just kiddin') but now we're so captive to EZProxy, what are our
> options if OCLC wants to gradually (or not so gradually) jack up the price?
> Does being this captive to a single product justify community developer
In all fairness, most of us could be said to be captive to a number of open
OCLC is a library cooperative so member libraries have mechanisms to push
things one way or the other (keeping in mind that it's a big ship to turn).
But every now and then, member libraries speak up when they see something
that they think doesn't serve their interests and OCLC changes as a result
-- remember the record use policy flap a couple years back? I seriously
doubt they'd do anything too nutty with EZProxy because too many libraries
care about it.