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Collective Insight

Libraries work together to find solutions, save money, learn from each other, share resources and achieve efficiencies. The goal of the new Collective Insight series is to take this idea and extend it to broad issues that impact the work libraries do. By applying some massively collaborative thinking to issues and opportunities that libraries face today, we can deepen our collective knowledge, broaden our expertise, and discover specific actions that can be applied immediately—both at your library, and across the OCLC cooperative.

This year, the series’ focus is Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data. Over the past decade, we’ve seen many organizations utilize data in new and exciting ways, and “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions. Data is an essential driver of success. How can libraries collectively leverage our shared data to gain greater insight and strengthen the services we provide?  

Join us for this series of discussions!

Featured videos

Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts

(streaming video)
10 February, 2015

View the 4 recorded presentations and panel discussion from the “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts" event on February 10, 2015 at San Francisco Public Library. This event was co-sponsored by OCLC, San Francisco Public Library, and the Northern California Technical Processes Group.

OCLC Symposium: The Hope and Hype of MOOCs

(streaming video, 21:31 minutes)
24 January 2014

As part of the OCLC Collective Insight Series, Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow at NITLE, presents an overview and recent news of MOOCs.

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