Sending OCLC on its way is a post by Peter Brantley on his Thoughts and Speculations blog. It focuses on the library world’s reaction to OCLC’s licensing change, and cautions against our overreacting.
He is not an apologist for OCLC, but someone who is pointing out what he sees as the dangers in pushing OCLC too far off of its business model. In this I agree; OCLC has done some fantastic things, and is an orgainization worth preserving. However, we need to ensure that it does not stifle innovation at the same time.
The continuing survival of libraries in the digital age requires us to be creative and experimental with our data, and having it locked up too tightly will only hurt everyone involved.
found via Code4Lib OCLC Policy Change wiki