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OCLC Research at ALA Annual 2014

Don't miss the OCLC Research Update on Monday, 30 June from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the LVH Pavillion 10, and check out or our other #oclcr meetings at #alaac14 too.

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27-30 June

Las Vegas, NV

The following OCLC Research staff attended, presented at or hosted the meetings listed below at ALA Annual in Las Vegas, NV 27-30 June 2014:

OCLC Research Update
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Start Date

27 June 2014

End Date

30 June 2014


Las Vegas



Friday, 27 June

Time Meeting

2:00–4:00 p.m.

OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group
By Invitation Only

Location: Paris Las Vegas, Burgundy Room

Contact: Karen Smith-Yoshimura


Saturday, 28 June

Time Meeting

4:00–5:30 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable
Open to OCLC Research Library Partners and Prospective Partners Only

The agenda included:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Update on ILL Cost Calculator building
  • Relaunch of SHARES Best Practices Working Group
  • Recruiting for a new Pricing/Shipping/Packaging task force
  • Discussion of a proposal to offer mentoring to new SHARES supervisors
  • Update of efforts to start a new SHARES Docline Group
  • Round robin reports from your shops

Location: Paris Las Vegas, Burgundy Room

Contact: Dennis Massie


Sunday, 29 June

Time Meeting

10:30–11:30 a.m.

20th Annual Reference Research Forum

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. 

During this forum, Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D, and Associate Research Scientist Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D. presented Building Relationships for the Effective Development and Delivery of Research Data Services. With the rise of eScience, the data deluge, and federal funding agency requirements for data management plans, libraries have begun to offer research data services. Yet we know little about the emergence of these services from the librarians’ point of view. This presentation is based on an analysis of interview data collected from 36 librarians. A major objective of the study is to explore librarians’ early experiences in developing and delivering research data services in order to consider how their experiences and the services can be improved.  By opening an early dialogue about the opportunities and challenges associated with library-provided research data services, we aim to consider practical, effective approaches to the development and delivery of such services within the academic community.

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, N260

Contact: Lynn Silipigni Connaway


Monday, 30 June

Time Meeting

10:30–11:30 a.m.

OCLC Research Update

OCLC Research is one of the world's leading research centers addressing issues of import to libraries and archives. In this session, OCLC Researchers provided focused presentations about four current and noteworthy projects. The agenda included:

OCLC Research Update


Location: LVH Las Vegas Hotel, Pavillion 10

Contact: Eric Childress