academic libraries

In a rapidly changing educational environment, academic libraries need more time and staff resources to meet the needs of faculty and students. They are also looking for tools that shine a light on their vital contributions toward the success of their academic institutions. OCLC services help simplify library workflows, giving staff the tools and time to invest in relationships across campus, to evolve local collections and to create new programs.

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Advance your knowledge, your skills, and your library

OCLC Research accelerates and scales learning, innovation, and collaboration to advance libraries and librarianship. We conduct rigorous, in-depth research about the library community and publish our findings in freely available reports. Our library-driven research agenda, created with the library community’s input, is structured around topics that empower libraries to advance strategically in a technologically driven world.

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Make open content discoverable to share with the world

The Open Access Digital Theological Library seeks to make open religious scholarly content, regardless of ideology or language, freely available to the world’s population. This is only possible at scale thanks to shared cataloging, shared collections, and shared library work.

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University of New Brunswick

Ensure seamless user experiences during renovations

As a result of a large renovation project, the University of New Brunswick Library relocated hundreds of thousands of print resources. The cataloging team would have spent a significant amount of time updating shelving locations in their local records manually. But through an automated process, staff quickly updated the records to keep the resources available while they worked to create a modern research hub for the community.

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University of Manchester

Partner across campus to raise your institution’s research profile

Staff at The University of Manchester Library spent a lot of time trying to understand how valuable their e-resources were. They had to consult multiple reports, manually analyze data, and wait a month or more for new data to arrive. With a new analytics tool, they can now access powerful and up-to-date intelligence about e-resource usage to help inform purchasing decisions and service availability.

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Trevecca Nazarene University

Define success through increased engagement and simpler processes

Faced with an old ILS that was no longer being supported, staff at Trevecca Nazarene University's Waggoner Library chose to implement a new way to be successful. They streamlined workflows and increased database usage without raising costs.

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