OCLC Research Special Events 

Each year, OCLC Research hosts and participates in events, webinars, and presentations where we exchange information, develop projects, and learn from each other and from outside experts.

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. 

Works in Progress Webinars

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners

What are we working on? What are you working on? 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.

National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN)

OCLC Research is collaborating on the California Digital Library-led, IMLS-funded project NAFAN to build the foundations for a national finding aid discovery infrastructure in the United States. OCLC will be leading research efforts with cultural heritage institutions that steward archival collections and the researchers who use those to inform project outcomes.

Tranforming Metadata Series

The Transforming Metadata Series connects you with emerging trends in the world of next-generation metadata standards, services, and platforms. At Transforming Metadata events, you’ll hear from OCLC staff and metadata practitioners about how we’re facilitating new ways of working that make libraries and their data central to contemporary research and scholarship.