Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC- Derived Records
[ Effective November 16, 1987 through July 31, 2010; replaced by WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative]
( See Definitions in Part II below.)
1. Each member and nonmember library may use records without restriction, and may transfer records of its own holdings without restriction to other libraries.
2. In addition to transfers to libraries, each member and nonmember library may transfer records of its own holdings without restriction, to ( a) member networks, ( b) state and multi- state library agencies and ( c) all other noncommercial firms.
a. Member networks may produce and transfer to any member library, copies on magnetic tape of records used or inserted into the OCLC database by the library. Each member network also may process records of the holdings of any member or nonmember library which has employed and agreed to pay it for that service, provided the member network has first signed either an individual agreement with the library, or a general agreement with OCLC, containing measures agreed upon by OCLC and the member network for protection of the records it has been employed to process. Any other use and transfer of records by member networks will be as provided in separate understandings with OCLC.
b. The use and transfer of records by library systems or projects operated by or under the aegis of one or more state or national library agencies will be as provided in separate understandings with OCLC. Such understandings may include ( i) arrangements to incorporate state or national bibliographic databases into the OCLC system, ( ii) paid- up licenses to use records in state or national programs ( e. g., by means of payments for OCLC multi- institution tapes) and/ or ( iii) any other understandings that will facilitate state or national programs as well as the maintenance and enhancement of the OCLC database.
c. The use and transfer of records by any other organizations to which transfers are made under this Guideline 2 will be as provided in separate understandings with OCLC.
3. In addition, each member and nonmember library may transfer records of its own holdings to commercial firms which the library has employed and agreed to pay to process such records, provided that each commercial firm has first signed an individual agreement with the library, or OCLC has advised the library that the commercial firm has signed a general agreement with OCLC, in either case containing measures agreed upon by OCLC and the commercial firm for protection of the records it has been employed to process. In addition, each member and nonmember library may make any other transfers of records to commercial firms, subject to prior written agreements with OCLC. However, there is no requirement for prior written agreements ( a) for transfers made