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Our cooperative approach to promoting libraries, librarians and librarianship involves a variety of activities. OCLC Research works with the community to collaboratively identify problems and opportunities, prototype and test solutions, and share findings through publications, presentations and professional interactions.
Our advocacy work helps libraries enhance their outreach efforts and our standards activities help improve how members can leverage data. All of these initiatives inform and advance our cooperative services.
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