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  1. said:

    I think these are excellent points. The solution resides in non-profit consortia and redundancy. Groups of libraries band together to share their WE records via a common system. They also share the expense of providing servers and back-up servers. Several consortia mean no monopoly on the WE records and lesser potential for price gouging

    July 29, 2011
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  2. Thanks for the comments. Yes, I agree with your solution for the WE records along with all of the authority files. It's just that we have a few negative examples before us of Google Books, and even of OCLC who has tried to claim ownership over all records that have travelled through their system. With linked data, the information must be guaranteed to stay freely available, or if that cannot

    July 30, 2011
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