OCLC Research News Archives 2010-2011
Presentation Slides from OCLC Research Library Partnership Briefing and RLUK Meetings Now Available
Lorcan Dempsey, Jackie Dooley and Merrilee Proffitt gave presentations in London 24-25 November 2011.
16 December 2011
FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Released as Linked Data
FAST, an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), is now available as an experimental Linked Data service and is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License.
14 December 2011
Lynn Silipigni Connaway to Present Factors Shaping User Behavior in NFAIS Webinar, 19 December 2011 from 11:00am-12:30pm EST (UTC 16:00-17:30)
Attend this webinar to learn more about the time constraints and other factors that shape user information seeking behavior.
12 December 2011
Additional Tickets Now Available for Friday's Free Online Presentation About Visitors and Residents Project
Part of JISC's Developing Digital Literacies Program, OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., and David White, Co-manager, Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning, University of Oxford, will speak from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST (UTC: 14:00-15:00) on Friday, 9 December 2011.
7 December 2011
Seeking Synchronicity Webinar Recording Now Available
In this webinar, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at OCLC, and Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers U, discussed the key findings of their multi-year study that will inform future development and inspire effectiveness for virtual reference services.
30 November 2011
New OCLC Research Video, "Catching Up with ArchiveGrid"
Watch this four-minute video to learn more about the free beta version of the ArchiveGrid discovery service that is in development in OCLC Research.
29 November 2011
FAST Prototype Has New User Interface - Try It Out and Send Us Your Comments!
The new user interface simplifies the process of heading selection, in a one-page design.
18 November 2011
ArchiveGrid Webinar Recording Now Available
This webinar provided an overview of ArchiveGrid's history along with a demonstration of its new beta discovery system in development in OCLC Research.
18 November 2011
VIAF Show and Tell Webinar for OCLC Research Library Partners, 12 December 2011 at 9 a.m. PST/12 Noon EST (UTC: 1700)
The recording of this webinar will be made freely available online.
17 November 2011
New Briefing Paper: The Top 25 US Public Libraries' Collective Collection, as Represented in WorldCat
OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie provides an overview for the National Digital Public Library conference.
16 November 2011
OCLC Post-Doctoral Researcher Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D. Will Present Poster on Reuse at Data Repositories at 7th IDCC Conference, 5-7 December, Bristol (UK)
The presentation is an output of the IMLS-funded DIPIR project led by Dr. Faniel and Dr. Elizabeth Yakel.
7 November 2011
OCLC Research Library Partnership Rapid Capture Webinar Recording Now Available
This webinar featured innovative ways to increase access to special collections.
15 November 2011
New Issue of OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights Now Available
This periodic bulletin gathers items from the previous quarter of work in OCLC Research, the OCLC Innovation Lab, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.
11 November 2011
New OCLC Research Video, "Archival Collections Assessment"
This two-minute video on the OCLC Research YouTube Channel features senior program officer Merrilee Proffitt summarizing the recent OCLC Research report, "Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment."
9 November 2011
OCLC Research Scan and Deliver Webinar Recording Now Available
This webinar featured streamlined methods for scanning and delivering digital copies of special collections materials at the request of users.
8 November 2011
OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President James Michalko to Present Keynote at 2011 University Library Symposium in Japan
The theme of the symposium is "The Future of Mass Digitization."
2 November 2011
Congratulations to Kenning Arlitsch and Colleagues on IMLS Support for the "Getting Found" Project
OCLC Research joins the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library, the Digital Library Federation and Mountain West Digital Library as partners to explore search engine optimization for digital resources.
27 October 2011
OCLC Research to Host Seeking Synchronicity Webinar on 15 November 2011 at 2 PM EST (UTC 19:00)
Attend this webinar to learn about our research findings that will inform future development and inspire effectiveness for virtual reference services. Follow or tweet this webinar with #orss.
25 October 2011
Titia van der Werf Named OCLC Research Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Titia van der Werf as Senior Program Officer, based in OCLC's Leiden office.
13 October 2011
OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar Series Presents ArchiveGrid, 3 November 2011 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT (UTC 17:00)
This webinar will review the processes behind the growth of the new ArchiveGrid system and the goals to promote it both as a sought-after information resource and as a model for archival discovery practices. Follow or tweet this webinar with #archivegrid.
13 October 2011
New Article: "Publisher Names in Bibliographic Data: An Experimental Authority File and a Prototype Application" (LRTS)
The research project presented in this article by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., and Timothy J. Dickey, Ph.D., built an experimental database of authorized names for major publishers worldwide.
11 October 2011
IMLS Grant to "Cyber Synergy" Activity Further Supports Research on Virtual Reference Services (VRS)
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway joins Rutgers colleagues Marie L. Radford and Chirag Shah as co-principal investigators in a study of new models for collaborative and sustainable VRS.
07 October 2011
New OCLC Research Video: "The Value of the OCLC Research Library Partnership"
This six-minute video on the OCLC Research YouTube Channel features library thought leaders discussing the benefits of affiliation.
7 October 2011
OCLC Research to Host Rapid Capture in Special Collections and Archives Webinar on 27 October 2011 at 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT (UTC 15:00)
OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to attend this webinar to learn innovative ways to increase access to special collections.
6 October 2011
"Well-intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online" Endorsed as a Standard by the Society of American Archivists
This practice provides the framework for an assertive approach to digitization of unpublished archival materials whose rights holders are often difficult to identify and contact.
3 October 2011
New Report: "Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Part 1: Site Reviews"
This report provides an overview of social metadata to enable cultural heritage institutions to better utilize their users' expertise and enrich their descriptive metadata to improve their users' experiences.
3 October 2011
New Report: "On Virtual Face-work: An Ethnography of Communication Approach to a Live Chat Reference Interaction"
This article reports on a project using an ethnography of communication approach and Erving Goffman's face-work concept to analyze a librarian user interaction.
30 September 2011
New Report, "Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment"
This report identifies projects and methodologies to make it easier for institutions of all types to undertake collections assessment and to encourage a community of practice.
26 September 2011
New Report and Related Data: OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011
This report describes a collaborative project between OCLC and OhioLINK that examined circulation in academic libraries, and includes an overview of data publicly available from the activity.
21 September 2011
OCLC Research Staff to Present at InfoCamp, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting and Internet Librarian in October
Senior research scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway will present at InfoCamp and ASIS&T; senior program officer Roy Tennant will present at Internet Librarian.
19 September 2011
OCLC Research Library Partners Invited to Attend Orientation Webinars on 6 and 11 October 2011
These two additional webinars were scheduled to accommodate OCLC Research Library Partners in Europe who were on holiday in August.
16 September 2011
OCLC Research Library Partnership Orientation Webinar Recording Now Available
This webinar provided information to help new, returning and continuing OCLC Research Library Partners get the most out of their OCLC Research Library Partnership affiliation.
6 September 2011
OCLC Research Program Officer Dennis Massie to Speak at the 12th IFLA Interlending Document Supply Conference
Dennis will present the paper, "Interlending Trending: a Look Ahead from Atop the Data Pile," at noon on 21 September 2011 at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago.
30 August 2011
New Report: "Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail"
This report highlights successful strategies in providing a single point of access to library, archive and museum collections.
22 August 2011
OCLC Research to Host Webinar About Scan and Deliver: Creative User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives on 22 September at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)
Are you ready to say, "Yes, we scan!"? Attend this webinar to learn about streamlined methods for scanning and delivering digital copies of special collections materials at the request of users. Follow or tweet this webinar with #orscan.
18 August 2011
Deadline Approaches for LIS Faculty Research Grant Proposals
Electronically submitted proposals for the 2012 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program are due by midnight Thursday, 15 September 2011.
8 August 2011
New Publication: OCLC Research Launches Quarterly Highlights
This periodic bulletin gathers items from the previous quarter of work in OCLC Research, the OCLC Innovation Lab, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.
4 August 2011
New Article in Code4Lib Journal describes mapFAST: A FAST Geographic Authorities Mashup with Google Maps
mapFAST is a mashup that uses Google Maps to present a different way to look at subject access to bibliographic records.
28 July 2011
New Prototype: WorldCat Identities Network
The WorldCat Identities Network gives users the opportunity to visually explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities.
28 July 2011
OCLC Research Library Partners Invited to Orientation Webinars on 11 and 16 August 2011
Both new and old OCLC Research Library Partners are encouraged to attend one of these webinars to find out how to get the most out of their OCLC Research Library Partnership affiliation.
27 July 2011
Recordings of Scott Walter's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "The 'Service Turn' and the Future of the Academic Library," Now Available
Scott Walter, Associate University Librarian, Associate Dean of Libraries, and Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke at OCLC on 16 June 2011.
27 July 2011
New Report: Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference
A rich resource for further exploration of Virtual Reference (VR) services, this report distills five years of research into a readable summary that includes valuable statistics, lists of references, additional readings, and specific recommendations for what libraries and librarians can do to move VR forward in local environments.
18 July 2011
OCLC Researcher and Other Staff Contribute to W3C Library Linked Data Draft Final Report and Other Linked Data Activities
OCLC Research Software Architect Jeff Young is an author/editor of the Relevant Technologies section of the draft final report of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is available for review and comment.
7 July 2011
Congratulations Dan Cohen, 2011 Kilgour Award Winner!
Dan was one of the award winners OCLC recognized at its 27 June annual President's Luncheon at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1 July 2011
OCLC Research and RLUK to Survey Special Collections and Archives Within the UK and Ireland
This joint project builds on a similar one conducted by OCLC Research in 2009 that gathered data about special collections in the United States and Canada.
30 June 2011
Four OCLC Research Staff to Present at 40th Annual LIBER Conference in Barcelona
Lorcan Dempsey, Jackie Dooley, Ricky Erway, and Jennifer Schaffner will make presentations on 29 June - 1 July; details below.
27 June 2011
FutureCast Meeting Outputs Now Available
View video recordings, presentation slides and archived tweets from this influential meeting online.
24 June 2011
New Report: "Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries"
This report synthesizes the results of two parallel studies of research support services in US and UK universities that OCLC Research and the UK's Research Information Network undertook last year.
23 June 2011
ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee Releases Environmental Scan 2010
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., was vice-chair of the committee while it developed this report; she becomes chair for 2011-12, and will lead the group's work next year on the new Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries.
20 June 2011
Two OCLC Researchers Serve ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee
Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., will chair the committee in 2011-12, and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt recently was appointed to the committee by ACRL leadership.
14 June 2011
New OCLC Research YouTube Video: "A Conversation with SAA VP/President-elect Jackie Dooley"
In this ten-minute video, OCLC Research program officer Jackie Dooley discusses her plans and aspirations as the upcoming Vice President/President-elect of the Society of American Archivists.
7 June 2011
New Report: "'If It Is Too Inconvenient, I'm Not Going After It:' Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-seeking Behaviors"
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Timothy J. Dickey, and Marie L. Radford explore empirical evidence for convenience as a critical factor in information seeking, using data from two IMLS-funded user studies.
06 June 2011
OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series Presents, "The 'Service Turn' and the Future of the Academic Library," with Scott Walter on 16 June 2011 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or online.
31 May 2011
FAST Converter, a Web Interface for Converting LCSH Headings to FAST Headings, is now Available
This new prototype accepts either single headings or small sets of bibliographic records for conversion.
20 May 2011
Recording of Using CSS3 in Web Design Webinar Now Available Online and in iTunes
This webinar provided a detailed look at how CSS3 and its applications can enrich Web design.
13 May 2011
OCLC Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway Elected ALA Library Research Round Table Vice-chair/Chair-elect
Round Tables are membership groups within the American Library Association; the terms of office run from June 2011 through the 2013 Annual Conference.
09 May 2011
New Report: "Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections"
This report provides examples of how to simplify and streamline digital capture of non-book collections.
03 May 2011
OCLC Research Program Officer Jackie Dooley Elected Vice President/President Elect of Society of American Archivists
Her one-year term as Vice President will begin in August, and she will serve as SAA's 68th President in 2012-2013.
2 May 2011
New Report, "Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives"
This report presents strategies for providing efficient and economical delivery of digital copies of materials in special collections.
14 April 2011
OCLC Research and the OCLC Developer Network to Host TAI CHI Webinar About Using CSS3 in Web Design on 26 April 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:30)
Attend this webinar for a detailed look at how CSS3 and its applications can enrich Web design.
12 April 2011
Lynn Silipigni Connaway Collaborates with University of Oxford's David White in JISC-funded Pilot Study of Digital "Residents" and "Visitors" in "Transition" Education Stage
Part of a larger, three-year longitudinal project, the pilot study examines students in late-stage secondary ("high") school and the first year of college or university.
31 March 2011
Jane Greenberg and Todd Vision from UNC Chapel Hill to Present "The Dryad Repository: A New Path for Data Publication in Scholarly Communication" on 25 April at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free OCLC Research presentation in person or online via WebEx.
24 March 2011
Recording of HTML5 and CSS3 Webinar Now Available Online and in iTunes
Held on 8 March, this webinar provided an overview of these two new Web development technologies that are revolutionizing the Web development and design worlds.
15 March 2011
OCLC Researcher Bruce Washburn Considers "Library Mobile Applications: What Counts as Success?" in SLA's Jan/Feb Information Outlook
Washburn takes a brief look at where things stand with mobile library apps, what success looks like and how to measure it, and where we may be in the overall lifecycle of the technology.
2 March 2011
Frederick G. Kilgour Award Recipient Named for 2011
Dr. Daniel J. Cohen, associate professor of history and art history at George Mason University and director of the Center for History and New Media, is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2011.
1 March 2011
University of Cambridge and OCLC Research Collaborate on Open Metadata Project
OCLC Research and the University of Cambridge will jointly conduct a six-month, JISC-funded investigation into the value of making collection metadata openly available in a sustainable manner.
24 February 2011
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway to Speak at Te Puna Libraries Forum in New Zealand
Dr. Connaway will give a keynote address on changing user patterns for information discovery on Friday, 1 April at 9:15 a.m. NZDT (UTC 20:15).
16 February 2011
Triangle Research Libraries Network Publishes Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization Based on "Well-intentioned Practice" Document
This is the first formally published strategy for providing access to unpublished materials online based on an approach created by OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership.
15 February 2011
The OCLC Developer Network and OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on HTML5 and CSS3, 8 March 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EST (UTC 19:30)
Attend this webinar to learn next-generation techniques using these two new Web development technologies that are revolutionizing the Web development and design worlds.
4 February 2011
OCLC and ALISE announce 2011 Research Grant Awards
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded 2011 Library and Information Science Research Grants to Cristina Pattuelli of Pratt Institute, Chirag Shah of Rutgers University, and Bei Yu of Syracuse University.
2 February 2011
Demonstration Web Service for FAST Geographic Headings Now Available
The Web Service underlying the mapFAST map demo is now available for public use.
26 January 2011
New Report, "Cloud-sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-digitized Library Environment"
This report presents findings from a year-long study designed and executed by OCLC Research, the HathiTrust, New York University's Elmer Bobst Library, and the Research Collections Access & Preservation (ReCAP) consortium, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
6 January 2011
Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ronald R. Powell's Updated Research Methods Monograph Available from Libraries Unlimited and Other Outlets
Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition is a thoroughly updated introduction that covers the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science (LIS).
5 January 2011
OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership: A Five Year Overview of Accomplishments Now Available
This document highlights some of the accomplishments over the last five years that have had high impact or have changed the topography of the information landscape.
9 December 2010
Recording of OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar on Merritt Now Available Online and in iTunes
Held on 18 November, this webinar provided an overview of Merritt, a new cost-effective curation repository service developed by the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL) that empowers users to manage, archive, and share valuable digital content.
3 December 2010
OCLC Research Launches YouTube Channel
View "OCLC Research Shorts" produced by staff from the laboratories of OCLC Research that feature some of our current work or recent findings.
17 November 2010
Outputs Now Available from Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Forum
OCLC Research and an RLG Partnership planning committee held this two-day event on strategies for effective collaboration in Washington, D.C., 20-21 September 2010.
12 November 2010
OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives Webinar Recording Now Available
Held on 28 October 2010, this webinar provided an overview of the recently published report, "Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives."
9 November 2010
Recordings of Johan Bollen's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Mobilizing Usage Data: Scholarly Metrics and Recommender Systems," Now Available
Johan Bollen, Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, and Principal Investigator of the MESUR project, spoke at OCLC on 22 October 2010.
9 November 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on Merritt: A Micro-Services-based Curation Repository, 18 November 2010 at 2 p.m. EST (UTC 19:00)
Merritt is a new, cost-effective curation repository service developed by the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL) that empowers users to manage, archive and share valuable digital content.
3 November 2010
New Report, "Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives"
This report provides the detailed findings from a 2009 OCLC Research survey of 275 institutions across the U.S. and Canada to determine norms across the community and to provide data to support decision making and priority setting.
27 October 2010
WorldCat Publisher Pages Prototype Provides Interactive Visual Representation of the Printed Output of Publishers in the WorldCat Database
This new OCLC Research prototype presents a page each for more than 1800 publishers from around the world.
25 October 2010
Recording of OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar on BibApp Now Available Online and in iTunes
Held on 14 October 2010, this webinar provided an overview of BibApp, an open source software that matches researchers with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations and to find experts in research areas.
21 October 2010
OCLC Research to Host Survey of Archives and Special Collections Webinar, 28 October at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)
Attend this webinar to learn more about major outcomes of the forthcoming report, "Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives."
15 October 2010
OCLC Research Semi-Annual Highlights of Progress in Support of the RLG Partnership: April-September 2010 Now Available
This report summarizes the OCLC Research activities, meetings, events and publications produced over the last six months in support of the RLG Partnership.
8 October 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on BibApp, 14 October 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)
BibApp is an open source software that matches researchers on your campus with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations and to find experts in research areas.
24 Septebmer 2010
New OCLC Research Podcast Available: "How Libraries License e-Content" with Dorothea Salo
In this interview, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant talks with noted library author and "provocateur" Dorothea Salo about what keeps her awake at night: how libraies license e-content.
24 September 2010
OCLC Research September Webinar Recordings Available Online and in iTunes
Webinar recordings and slides of "Managing Collections in the Networked Environment: New Analytic Approaches" and "Global Book Publication: Books as an Expression of Global Cultural Diversity" are now available.
23 September 2010
OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series Presents, "Mobilizing Usage Data: Scholarly Metrics and Recommender Systems" with Johan Bollen on 22 October 2010 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or online.
22 September 2010
Blue Ribbon Task Force Included on Digital Preservation Award Shortlist
The Institute for Conservation and the Digital Preservation Coalition have announced the shortlist for the Digital Preservation Award 2010, which includes the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, co-chaired by OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie.
21 September 2010
View a Live Stream of "Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration" on Monday and Tuesday, 20-21 September
Watch the event live from the Smithsonian Institution to learn more about the benefits and challenges of collaboration within and across institutions.
20 September 2010
Above the Fold Celebrates Second Anniversary
It's been two years since OCLC Research launched this weekly current awareness newsletter, and its broad international readership from libraries, archives and museums continues to increase steadily.
3 September 2010
OCLC Research to Host "Managing Collections in the Networked Environment: New Analytic Approaches" Webinar on 9 September 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)
Attend this free webinar to learn how staff from leading research institutions are putting aggregated library data to work in their daily operations.
26 August 2010
New Report, "Collaboration Contexts: Framing Local, Group and Global Solutions"
This short report provides the scaffolding for the agenda of the upcoming "Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration" forum (20-21 September 2010 at the Smithsonian Institution) that will explore local, group and global collaboration contexts in greater depth.
25 August 2010
OCLC Research to Host Global Books Webinar on 16 September 2010 at 12 p.m. EDT (UTC 16:00)
Join Post-Doctoral Researcher Timothy J. Dickey for an overview of an OCLC Research data mining project that looked at WorldCat data to reveal transnational patterns in literary publishing, the preservation of individual countries' literary heritage, and the cultural diversity present in the books.
24 August 2010
Recording of Brian Lavoie's LIBER Presentation Now Available
OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie spoke about the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and its final report, at the 2010 LIBER Annual Conference at Aarhus University in Denmark.
16 August 2010
FAST Guide Book and Map-based Demo Interface Now Available
A guide to principles and applications of the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology schema has just been published by Libraries Unlimited, and OCLC Research has released a demo prototype using a Google Maps interface to FAST Geographic authority records.
9 August 2010
Recordings of Paul Courant's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Economic Perspectives on Academic Libraries," Now Available
Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan, spoke at OCLC on 8 July 2010.
5 August 2010
Deadline Approaches for OCLC/ALISE LIS Faculty Research Grant Proposals
Electronically submitted proposals for the 2010 OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program are due by midnight Wednesday, 15 September 2010.
3 August 2010
Recordings of Recent OCLC Research Webinars Available Online and in iTunes
There are now 42 OCLC Research podcasts and webinars available on the OCLC Research Web site and in iTunes.
3 August 2010
Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Forum to Be Streamed Live, 20-21 September
All are invited to attend in person or host a local viewing party and watch a live stream of this event to learn more about the benefits and challenges of collaboration within and across institutions.
30 July 2010
Video Interview: Brian Lavoie on the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access
OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie recently visited JISC's Strategic Content Alliance and took a few minutes (7:37, actually) to speak about the Task Force and its work.
28 July 2010
2010 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting and Symposium Outputs Available Online
Slides, audio recordings and other outputs from these events are available on the meeting agenda pages of the OCLC Research Web site.
22 July 2010
Registration Now Open for Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Forum, 20-21 September at the Smithsonian Institution
All RLG Partners, as well as representatives from other cultural heritage organizations, are cordially invited to attend this free event.
20 July 2010
Community Supports Practice of Making Unpublished Materials Available Online
This approach to balancing rights and access is intended to make it easier for cultural heritage institutions to provide access to unpublished materials online.
19 July 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on OCLC Web Services, 15 July 2010 at 2 pm EDT (UTC 18:00)
Join OCLC developer network product manager Karen Coombs for an overview of OCLC Web services, including the WorldCat Search API, xISBN, WorldCat Registry and Identities, plus see a demonstration of real world applications of these Web services in libraries.
7 July 2010
OCLC Researcher Lynn Silipigni Connaway Interviewed in JISC Podcast About the Changing Ways People Look for Information
Connaway discusses her recent JISC-supported research, which brings together a number of different studies in the area, as well as how researchers "bounce" and "squirrel" and what that means for the library of the future.
6 July 2010
Paul Courant to Speak About Economic Perspectives on Academic Libraries, 8 July 2010 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation in person or online.
25 June 2010
New Report: "A Slice of Research Life: Information Support for Research in the United States"
Relationships between researchers and traditional library and university support for research have shifted radically; many of the services most valued by researchers are found not in the library but on the network.
16 June 2010
OCLC Research to Host RLG Partnership Update Webinar on 17 June at 2 pm EDT (UTC 18:00)
OCLC Research program officers and research scientists will give reports on relevant projects recently completed or underway.
14 June 2010
OCLC Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway and U. Sheffield (UK) researchers awarded funding to explore Library Catalog Recommender System
The collaborative project, which will be based on the requirements and preferences of users, has been funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
14 June 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Linked Data Part 2 Webinar on 1 July 2010 at 2 pm EDT (UTC: 18:00)
A recording of the first Linked Data webinar held on 27 May is available online.
7 June 2010
Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Webinar Recording Available Online and in iTunes
In this webinar, OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie discusses the economic challenges of long-term digital preservation based on the work of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, which he co-chaired.
4 June 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on Linked Data, 27 May 2010 at 2 pm EDT (UTC: 18:00)
Linked Data is a hot topic. It provides a mechanism to expose library data in a way that is understandable to non-librarians, thereby facilitating community development of services that go beyond traditional library resources and creatively exploit library data in valuable new ways.
21 May 2010
Research Scientist Brian Lavoie co-authors JISC's Keeping Research Data Safe 2 Final Report
The report's authors are Neil Beagrie, Brian Lavoie and Matthew Woollard; with contributions by the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Southampton; the Archaeology Data Service, OCLC Research, UK Data Archive, and University of London Computer Center.
20 May 2010
OCLC Research Webinar Recordings Available Online and in iTunes
There are now a total of 37 OCLC Research podcasts and webinars available on the OCLC Research Web site and in iTunes.
19 May 2010
OCLC Research to Host Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Webinar on 20 May 2010
In this webinar, OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie will talk about the economic challenges of long-term digital preservation, based on the work of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, which he co-chaired.
18 May 2010
New Report, "Greening Interlibrary Loan Practices"
This report details the findings from an OCLC Research-sponsored study of the environmental impact of current interlibrary loan practices, as well as recommended practices for reducing the carbon footprint of resource sharing operations worldwide.
17 May 2010
OCLC Research to Host MissingMaterials.org Webinar on 11 May 2010
This free webinar will be held twice to accommodate attendees in different time zones; once at 10 am EDT (UTC 14:00) and again at 4 pm EDT (UTC 20:00).
7 May 2010
OCLC Research to Host Greening Interlibrary Loan Webinar on Thursday, 6 May at 2 pm EDT (UTC 18:00)
All who share an interest in reducing the environmental impact of interlibrary loan operations are invited to attend this free webinar.
3 May 2010
OCLC Research and RLG Partnership Highlights July 2009-March 2010 Now Available
This document features reports on OCLC Research projects and spotlights support of the RLG Partnership over the past nine months.
22 April 2010
Announcing Forthcoming Book on Principles and Application of FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
Written by U. Kentucky Professor Lois Mai Chan and OCLC Senior Research Scientist Edward T. O'Neill, this book provide examples of FAST-driven projects in a prototype designed to be used by experienced catalogers as well as novices.
22 April 2010
OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Webinar on Mobile Development, 29 April at 2 pm EDT (UTC 18:00)
Join OCLC Research consulting software engineer Bruce Washburn for an update on the latest developments in mobile applications.
21 April 2010
Recent Reports: Analytical Reviews of Research Data About Digital Information Seekers, Virtual Research Environments and Digital Repository Projects
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral Researcher Timothy J. Dickey, Ph.D., have published two reports in the context of the JISC-funded project, "Towards a Profile of the Researcher of Today: What Can We Learn from JISC Projects?"
21 April 2010
RLG Partnership European Meeting Canceled Due to Travel Restrictions Caused by Icelandic Volcanic Ash
A cloud of volcanic ash drifting over much of Europe, caused by the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, has resulted in travel restrictions that would prevent over half of the meeting's speakers and many of the registrants from attending who were traveling from afar.
19 April 2010
New OCLC Research report: Mapping ONIX to MARC, by Carol Jean Godby
This report presents an interpretation of a crosswalk from ONIX for Books 2.1 to MARC 21 developed by OCLC and made publicly available from the OCLC Web site and EDItEUR.
9 April 2010
Webcast Recordings Available from Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information
The symposium, "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information," was held in Washington, D.C. on 1 April 2010 and was webcast live.
8 April 2010
Attend a Live Webcast of the Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information, 1 April at 9 a.m. EDT
Presentations and discussions from "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information," a symposium hosted by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access in Washington, D.C., will be webcast live for remote participants on Thursday, 1 April beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
30 March 2010
New Report, "Research Libraries, Risk and Systemic Change"
This report provides an overview of the most significant risks facing research libraries and suggests strategies to mitigate them.
25 March 2010
New publication in Code4Lib Journal: "Querying OCLC Web Services for Name, Subject, and ISBN," by Ya'aqov Ziso, Ralph LeVan, and Eric Lease Morgan
This article presents methods for using Web services to search names, subjects or ISBNs in various WorldCat databases, and display the results to users.
22 March 2010
Mellon-funded Museum Data Exchange activity reported in D-Lib
The Museum Data Exchange activity, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, brought together nine art museums and OCLC research to model data sharing in the museum community.
16 March 2010
New Report, "Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices"
This report presents the evidence gathered and analyzed by an RLG Partnership working group about MARC tag usage to inform library metadata practices, with a focus on machine applications.
13 March 2010
Lorcan Dempsey is NFAIS 2010 Miles Conrad Lecturer
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services has announced that Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist, OCLC, was presented with the Miles Conrad award at the NFAIS 52nd Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).
5 March 2010
Now available: "Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information"
The Final Report from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, co-chaired by OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie.
2 March 2010
OCLC / ALISE Research Grant Awards for 2010
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded 2010 Library and Information Science Research Grants to Louise Spiteri of Dalhousie University and Laurel Tarulli of Halifax Public Libraries; Hsin-liang Chen and Barbara Albee of Indiana University; and Besiki Stvilia and Corinne Jörgensen of Florida State University.
2 March 2010
New Report, "Over, Under, Around, and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD Implementation"
This report frames obstacles that archivists have experienced adopting Encoded Archival Description (EAD). It also suggests pathways to help archivists get out of the ruts, around the roadblocks and on the road to success.
26 Februrary 2010
New Report, '"Capture and Release": Digital Cameras in the Reading Room'
This report presents a core of suggested practices for allowing the use of digital cameras in special collections reading rooms.
23 February 2010
New Report, "Museum Data Exchange: Learning How to Share"
This report describes the outcomes of a project funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further develop standards for museum data exchange.
11 February 2010
Michelle Alexopoulos to Present 4 February on Library Collections as Indicators of Economic Changes
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely via WebEx; slides and audio will be available online afterward.
28 January 2010
New Report, "Research Assessment and the Role of the Library"
This report was written as a companion report to "A Comparative Review of Research Assessment Regimes in Five Countries and the Role of Libraries in the Research Assessment Process," a report commissioned by OCLC Research and produced by Key Perspectives Ltd, a UK library and scholarly publishing consultancy.
07 January 2010