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:


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Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries

Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries

By Rachel Frick, Jeff Mixter

OCLC Americas Regional Council
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