Research Collections and Support
Libraries are increasingly leveraging the raw materials of scholarship and knowledge formation by emphasizing the creation and curation of institutional research assets and outputs, including digitized special collections, research data, and researcher profiles. Our work informs current thinking about research collections and the emerging services that libraries are offering to support contemporary modes of scholarship. We are encouraging the development of new ways for libraries to build and provide these types of collections and deliver distinctive services. Our efforts are focused in the following three areas:
OCLC Open Content Update: Where We Are, and Where We’re Going (video)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
In this video, OCLC's Chip Nilges and OCLC Research Library Partnership Executive Director Rachel Frick provide an update on OCLC's work on open content strategy.
Topics: Open Access
The OCLC Mini-Symposium: Research Data Management
Leiden (The Netherlands)
At this mini-symposium in Leiden, Rachel Frick shared details of recent collaborative work done in the area of research data management by OCLC Research and its network partners.
Topics: Research Data Management
Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Frick and Mixter make the case for viewing collections as data, how analyzing institutional repository data can provide intelligence on how library materials are being used, the importance of analytics, and OCLC's work in and support of IIIF.
Topics: IIIF, Research Data Management