A Collective Collection refers to the shared resources of multiple libraries, archives, and museums. Collective Collections can be leveraged to benefit all institutional stakeholders, including researchers, scholars, students, and patrons.
OCLC Research’s Collective Collection work provides evidence and insight to support decision-making into how cultural heritage institutions organize shared collections and services. Through this work, OCLC Research is helping to create a more connected, collaborative landscape for libraries, archives, and museums, with the goal of making collections more accessible, impactful, and cost-efficient.
18 October 2018
Constance Malpas, Roger Schonfeld, Rona Stein, Lorcan Dempsey, Deanna Marcum
This report proposes a new library services framework for academic libraries in place of a collections model. This report studies the relationship between emerging library service paradigms and different university settings and surveys the importance of library service areas according to library directors.
OCLC: Enabling Collaboration and Innovation With and Between Academic Libraries, Nationally and Internationally
4 April 2018
Andrew K. Pace
This chapter, excerpted from Collaboration and the Academic Library, identifies OCLC as an example of academic library cooperation on a global and national scale. It explores OCLC membership and governance structures, cooperative data and services, and reflects on challenges in growing a library cooperative.
20 February 2018
Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey
OCLC Research identified more than 1.6 million distinct Irish publications using library collections data in WorldCat and mapped this information with DBpedia to trace shifting cultural patterns over time. This report analyzes distinctive features of Irish publications to examine the Irish influence on the collective public record.
Toward a New Understanding of American Higher Education Institutions: Focus of Educational Offer, Mode of Provision
19 January 2018
Rona Stein, PhD, Constance Malpas
This literature review preview of Toward a New Understanding of American Higher Education Institutions: Focus of Educational Offer, Mode of Provision provides context for the US higher education institution typology that OCLC has developed to support the University Futures, Library Futures project.