December 2009 status report

Following the conclusion of the experiment last August, the functionality remains in place. Expert Community activity has continued to be strong over the past 4 months:

August 2009 19,890 replaces
September 2009 20,854 replaces
October 2009 23,794 replaces
November 2009 18,600 replaces

The recording of the Wrap-up webinar is also available on the Web page. If you didn’t get a chance to participate in one of the live sessions, click on “Recorded web sessions” in the navigation bar on the left and select “Expert Community Wrap-up Webinar” from the list.

If you would like to track your own institution’s statistics, log on to OCLC Product Services Web ( and select “download records and reports”. Select the report, “OCLC Product Code Detail Usage Report”. You can either display the report or download it. To track your Expert Community replace activity, look for the product code, ONT6390. Statistics are available for July through October of this fiscal year as well as for February through June of last fiscal year. November data should be available in the next few days.

On behalf of my OCLC colleagues, thanks again for your support of the Expert Community.

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

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