OCLC Research Library Partnership Briefing

19 April 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Libraries—The DIRC (Digital Instruction Resource Center)
Cambridge, MA

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners

OCLC Research Library Partners met to take a look at some new projects and initiatives that have recently launched or will be started in the next few months. Each of these projects represents opportunities for your institutions to get involved, and input was sought from attendees in group discussion. We are grateful to our colleagues at MIT Libraries for their willingness to host this meeting.

Director of Partner Relations Nancy Elkington and Program Officer Jennifer Schaffner met staff from many of our old and established Partners as well as new Partner institutions in the Boston area. Do you have questions about your affiliation? About a project or activity? Feel free to get in touch at any time with any of us—we're always happy to hear directly from our Partners!

Thursday, 19 April

Time Meeting
9:00-9:15 a.m.

Coffee, communing with colleagues

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and introductions among participants

9:30-11:00 a.m.

Presentation on the OCLC Research Library Partnership

  • Background and demographics
  • Current work (questions throughout) and what comes next
    • Research Information Management
    • Distinctive Services (new)
    • 5-year accomplishments since merger
    • Mobilizing Unique Materials
    • Metadata Management
    • Systemwide Organization
    • SHARES
  • Communications—staying current


11:00-11:30 a.m.

Is this anything?
An opportunity for staff and participants to discuss new ideas for potential work.

General discussion and Q & A

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.