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And a restructuring of OCLC prices

Library Systems Newsletter [May 1985]

In another initiative, OCLC recently issued a report on changes in the pricing structure that will be introduced in January 1986. The major changes announced in the document are: the introduction of credits for original cataloging supplied by online participants; the introduction of credits for libraries which lend materials using the OCLC interlibrary loan subsystem; and the introduction of search charges for searches in excess of a threshold of four free searches for each online transaction. In addition, the cost of first time use and update transactions will be lowered. Special pricing policies have been introduced for libraries which participate in national or special programs through which the size and quality of the OCLC data base is enhanced. The programs slated for such treatment are: the enhance program, CONSER, major microform sets, library schools, and the U.S. Newspaper program. A full statement of the changes in pricing policy "OCLC Price Changes: Towards a More Equitable Structure; A Report to the Membership" is available from OCLC.

[Contact: OCLC, 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017-0702 (614) 764-6000.]

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Publication Year:1985
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 05
Issue:May 1985
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen, Contributing Editors
Subject: OCLC -- price structure
Record Number:4124
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