Events

Each year, OCLC Research hosts events where we exchange information, develop projects, and learn from each other and from outside experts. We engage staff from libraries, archives, and museums, and advance the work of the OCLC Research Library Partnership in Works in Progress Webinars to encourage and facilitate remote participation, and feature notable speakers in our Distinguished Seminar Series. Our staff also attend various meetings and conferences where they serve as speakers or panelists—view presentations from these engagements.

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Dec 7

07 December 2023

Works in Progress Webinar: Towards diversifying collections—implementing strategies

In this webinar, colleagues from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) discuss their ongoing efforts to identify and implement sustainable practices for building diverse collections, including work at SPSCC to utilize reparations-informed practices.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

 

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Sep 27

27 September 2023

Transforming Metadata: Valuing metadata in changing environments

Researchers from Ithaka S+R and MoreBrains Cooperative join OCLC to discuss the challenges and opportunities of communicating the value of metadata throughout complex research lifecycles. Learn about the forces inside and outside the library shaping scholarly communications and metadata ecologies.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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May 4

04 May 2023

Distinguished Seminar Series: Sustainability—A Call to Action for the Library Community

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, explores the challenges and opportunities for libraries in the face of climate change and shares how many in our field are already answering the call for leadership on sustainability.

  • Location: Virtual - Webex
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Special Topic Series Events, Webinars, and Presentations

OCLC Research engages in research on many research areas important to the library community. Often hosting and participating in multiple webinar series covering a given topic. See a list of these special topic series recordings.

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Works in Progress Webinars

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners

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OCLC Research Library Partnership members are invited to participate in this webinar series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research.

Post webinar recordings are publicly available to everyone.

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Distinguished Seminar Series

OCLC Research hosts the Distinguished Seminar Series to encourage exchange of ideas and thought leadership on topics that impact libraries, library staff, and librarianship.  

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Presentations & Event Recordings

OCLC Research staff attend various meetings and conferences where they serve as speakers or panelists. Many of these engagements are recorded and made freely available.

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