Latin America and Caribbean

August 2009 status report

August 15, 2009, marked the previously announced end of the six-month Expert Community Experiment. My OCLC colleagues and I have been very pleased with the results of the experiment. Here a quick summary of the statistics for activity from February 15, 2009, through August 15, 2009:

  • Expert Community Experiment replaces: 108,766
  • Number of institutions participating: 1,690 did at least one replace during the experiment with 368 institutions having activity each month

The functionality that was implemented for the experiment will remain available for cataloging members' continued use. Over the next few weeks, we will complete our evaluation (including potential credits) and prepare for a wrap-up webinar that is planned for the latter half of September. Watch for an announcement of the webinar.

Thank you all for your excellent participation!

Glenn E. Patton
Director, WorldCat Quality Management
OCLC
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin OH 43017-3395
Phone: +1.800.828.5878, ext. 6371 or +1.614.764.6371
Fax: +1.614.718.7187
Email: pattong@oclc.org