OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

An OCLC Research Report

Download the report (.pdf: 4.3MB/40 pp.)

This 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.




Shared community R&D—the OCLC Research work agenda

Advancing the Research Mission
Mobilizing Unique Materials
Metadata Management
Infrastructure and Standards Support
System-wide library
User Behavior Studies and Synthesis
Collaborative work
Prototypes and software

Advanced development and consultation within the OCLC enterprise

Recent areas of focus
New service introduction
Advanced technology development: service support

Member and Partner engagement

The OCLC Research Library Partnership—engaging research libraries around shared issues
Research grants: supporting library/archival research and education
Publications: contributing to the literature

OCLC Research staff


More information

Report publication announcement:
OCLC Research Achievements and Contributions Highlighted in 2012 Activity Report

Suggested citation:
OCLC Research. 2013. OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report. Dublin, O.: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2013/2012activityreport.pdf.

For More Information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist

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.