Brian joined OCLC Research in 1996. Since that time, he has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from the development of OCLC's Four-Figure Cutter Tables and automated cuttering tools, to analyzing the structure and content of the World Wide Web. Brian's academic background is in economics; he has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Brian's current research interests include analysis of aggregate collections, economic issues associated with information and the provision of information services, system-wide organization of library resources, and digital preservation.
- Lavoie, Brian F. 2013. Not scotch, but rum the scope and diffusion of the Scottish presence in the published record. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2013/2013-07.pdf.
- Erway, Ricky, and Brian F. Lavoie. 2012. The economics of data integrity. Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science. http://datacuration.web.unc.edu/files/2012/10/NSF_Data_Curation_Workshop_Report.pdf.
- Vermaaten, Sally, Brian F. Lavoie, and Priscilla Caplan. 2012. Identifying threats to successful digital preservation the SPOT Model for Risk Assessment. D-Lib Magazine. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september12/vermaaten/09vermaaten.html.