在OCLC控告科睿唯安一案中，OCLC對含有 OCLC Cataloging Number (OCN) 書目權利的宣稱，引起圖書館界廣泛的注意，國際圖書館聯盟組織(The International Coalition of Library Consortia, ICOLC) 於是在8月26日發出一份聲明，強調書目數據應可以自由地分享與重複使用。
While libraries pay substantial fees to OCLC and other providers for services including deduplication, discovery, and enhancement, they do not do so with the intent that their records should then be siloed or restricted from re-use. Regardless of who has contributed to descriptive records, individual records are generally not copyrightable, nor is it in the public interest for their use to be restricted.
Without commenting on the lawsuit itself, or the contractual terms to which individual institutions have agreed with either of the parties involved – details of which we cannot be certain in all cases due to confidentiality clauses – the ICOLC member consortia and other entities, organizations or individuals endorsing this statement wish to signal their opposition to any ventures that aim to impose limits on libraries’ ability to effectively use, re-use, adapt, aggregate, and share the bibliographic metadata they create or enhance.
- Library Views圖書館觀點 — Metadata 所有權的省思
- ICOLC Website — ICOLC Statement on the Metadata Rights of Libraries