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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Feb 29

29 February 2024

Works in Progress Webinar: Lessons learned from implementing research information management systems (RIMS) in the US

This webinar features examples of RIMS implementations at three US research universities. The presenters will share project goals, drivers, products, and scope, as well as the significant and ongoing challenges of securing researcher and campus buy-in.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Mar 5

05 March 2024

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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Apr 23

23 April 2024

Works in Progress Webinar: Diversifying library collections through student-led collection development

This webinar outlines a library-run student internship aimed at promoting diversity in the Bryn Mawr College Libraries’ collections. The program empowers students with the knowledge and budget to select and purchase diverse popular reading material from independent bookstores.

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


Recent Events

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Sep 27

27 September 2023

Transforming Metadata: Valuing metadata in changing environments

OCLC Research hosted researchers from Ithaka S+R and MoreBrains Cooperative 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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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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