Video with Brian Lavoie summarizes methodology for identifying a country's national presence

Watch this video for a brief overview of the repurposable, machine-processing-based methodology for identifying a country’s national presence described in OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie's report, Not Scotch But Rum: The Scope and Diffusion of the Scottish Presence in the Published Record.

In the video, Brian discusses how he deployed Scotland as a case study in the report to illustrate the application of the methodology he developed by using WorldCat bibliographic and holdings data to identify, characterize, and track the diffusion of the Scottish presence in the published record. He also discusses the salient features of the nearly two million distinct publications in the Scottish presence, along with the diffusion of these materials around the world.

The video and report will be of interest to libraries responsible for collecting and preserving their country’s contribution to the published record, as well as to scholars interested in exploring how countries manifest and transmit their cultural heritage through the published record.

For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Not Scotch But Rum: The Scope and Diffusion of the Scottish Presence in the Published Record

  • Watch the video (4:26) [link]
  • Read the report overview [link]
  • Download the report (.pdf: 1MB/39pp.) [link]

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