Are there any other libraries, other than here at the LPI, that would like to be an OCLC member but just don't have the funds?
How about OCLC services or products that you desire, but are out of reach? For instance, I want to access the authority files, then we could become NACO participants.
I'm asking because OCLC has a task force on small libraries and would like to hear from anyone in the same situation as we are. We would love to share our collection on WorldCat and Open WorldCat but find the set-up fees too large a hurdle. Too much of our cataloging is original, so the copy cataloging only option is not for us. There are no Groups we are able to join, anyone want to start a space science group or Houston group? In the end, our very rich unique collection is not visible via OCLC.
Now seems to be a good time to voice concerns to the Task Force or the folks at OCLC, since they are looking at small libraries.