OCLC Research Achievements and Contributions Highlighted in 2012 Activity Report

OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report provides highlights of our work in 2012 and early 2013 organized into three areas:

  • Shared community R&D
  • Advanced development and consultation within the OCLC enterprise, and
  • Member and Partner engagement

It also provides an overview of the OCLC Research mission, a flavor of important themes in our work agenda, and examples of our outputs, including prototype systems or services, published reports, webinars, podcasts, videos and meetings.

The report presents a story of achievement and contribution and represents the significant value that OCLC Research provides to the OCLC enterprise, OCLC members and the larger community.

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research



OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

  • Overview [link]
  • Download the report (.pdf: 4.2MB/40 pp.) [link]


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