DGI provides cataloging services for publishers. Recorded Books, Playaway, and AudioGo, among other DGI clients, have given permission for DGI to supply SkyRiver with the records. DGI will also provide SkyRiver with Publisher’s Cataloging-In-Publication (PCIP) records for hundreds of its small- and independent-press clients, according to the announcement.
“We at DGI encourage sharing of records for the benefit of libraries and, since SkyRiver has a growing presence in the library community, we’re pleased to be able to expand the publishers’ audience in this way,” said Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, DGI’s manager for business development, in the announcement. DGI will continue to provide records to OCLC as well as SkyRiver, McCurdy-Crescimanno told LJ.
SkyRiver competes with OCLC in the area of bibliographic services. As LJ has reported, SkyRiver and library automation company Innovative Interfaces (both owned by Innovative chairman Jerry Kline) filed an antitrust suit against OCLC in July 2010, which is still ongoing.