JUN 24

OCLC Research Update: Active Engagement

Join OCLC Research at ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC, for an overview of several active research projects.

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OCLC Research examines the challenges and issues currently facing libraries and explores new and emerging areas of librarianship. In this session at ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC, Andrew Pace, Executive Director for Technical Research, shares how OCLC Research has established a continuous cycle of active engagement with institutions to discover research needs, explore topics in collaboration with partners, and develop resources that can be shared among and adapted by libraries and their stakeholders.

Pace provides examples of this cycle in action, drawing from current projects that cover discovery and access, open content, Wikipedia, and more. The session provides details about OCLC’s recent linked data prototype effort with 16 institutions. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research, shares progress on case study research of public libraries responding to the opioid crisis with community partners. And Chela Weber, Senior Program Officer, Research Library Partnership, talks about the work the partnership is doing with libraries and archives in the area of special collections.  


24 June 2019


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Washington, DC, USA


Room 151A in the Washington Convention Center