Data Science

The internet is the native environment of information seekers. OCLC Research recognizes that to be integrated into the internet, traditional library data must be transformed in various ways. We are analyzing the data in WorldCat and other sources to derive new meaning, insights, and services for use by libraries and others on the internet. Our work includes:

Exposing and extending data

Transforming and optimizing data so it can be better utilized by Web applications to deliver library services and assets to information seekers.

OCLC Linked Data Research

IIIF: Improving the Interoperability of Digital Materials

Linked Data Wikibase Prototype

International Linked Data Survey


Aggregating and enhancing library-created data

Leveraging OCLC members' collected knowledge investment for efficiency and re-use by libraries and other organizations.

VIAF: Virtual International Authority File

Multilingual Bibliographic Structure

Mine data to create new knowledge

Making associations that improve library operations and provide users with new insights.

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