As a follow up to our March 2016 announcement to continue to offer Identifier Services (xID) without any changes to the services or data, OCLC has made the official decision to retire all xID services on 1 July 2018. These services no longer comply with OCLC’s heightened security standards and users continue to experience diminishing value as supporting data becomes further and further out of date.
This means that users will need to take action to remove the following web services from all applications:
At this time, we are not aware of alternative services to consider but want to provide users with as much notice as possible, so they can conduct research and make plans to remove these xID services prior to their retirement on 1 July 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tony Chirakos.
Senior Product Analyst