My question has to do with discoverability. Let's say that I have a 
bibliographic database and I want to add the OCLC work identifiers to 
it. Obviously I don't want to do it by hand. I might have ISBNs, but in 
some cases I will have a regular author/title-type citation.

and let's say that I am asking this for two different institutions:
a) is an OCLC member institution
b) is not


On 4/30/14, 8:47 AM, Dan Scott wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> This has now instead become a reasonable recommendation
>>> concerning ODC-BY licensing [3] but the confusion and uncertainty
>>> about which records an OCLC member may redistribute remains.
>>> [3]
>> Allow me to try to put this confusion and uncertainty to rest once and for
>> all:
>> At least as far as we are concerned. I think it's well past time to put the
>> past in the past.
> That's great, Roy. That's a *lot* simpler than parsing the
> recommendations, WCRR, community norms, and such at [A, B] :)
>> Meanwhile, we have just put nearly 200 million works records up as linked
>> open data. [1], [2], [3]. If that doesn't rock the library open linked data
>> world, then no one is paying attention.
>> Roy
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
> Yes, that is really awesome. But Laura was asking about barriers to
> open metadata, so damn you for going off-topic with PR around a lack
> of barriers to some metadata (which, for those who have not looked
> yet, have a nice ODC-BY licensing statement at the bottom of a given
> Works page) :)
> A.
> B.

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