OCLC Research News Archives 2000-2009

New Report, "A Comparative Review of Research Assessment Regimes in Five Countries and the Role of Libraries in the Research Assessment Process"
This report examines the role of research libraries in research assessment regimes in five different countries and helps establish a new set of responsibilities that is emerging for research libraries.
17 December 2009

Webcast of Herbert Van de Sompel's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Memento: Time Travel for the Web," Now Available
Herbert Van de Sompel, Research Library Prototyping Team Lead at Los Alamos National Laboratory, spoke at OCLC on 19 November 2009.
02 December 2009

New Report, "Catalyzing Collaboration: Seven New York City Libraries"
This report provides a record of the collaboration discussions between seven institutions and includes the resulting interactions, methodology, content and recommendations.
01 December 2009

New Publication - Brian Lavoie and Lorcan Dempsey on Characteristics of Potentially In-copyright Print Books in Library Collections
This article, in the November/December issue of D-Lib Magazine, provides empirical context for the many discussions surrounding the digitization of in-copyright print books by examining the characteristics of US-published print books in the OCLC WorldCat database.
30 November 2009

OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Omeka Webinar on 8 December at 1 p.m. EST (UTC-5 Hours)
Omeka is a free and open source collections-based, Web-based platform for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators and cultural enthusiasts.
17 November 2009

New Report, "Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto"
This brief call-to-action document includes a list of ten action items for libraries in today's rapidly changing scholarly research landscape.
11 November 2009

OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series Presents, "Memento: Time Travel for the Web," with Herbert Van de Sompel on 19 November at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
6 November 2009

Outputs Available from the CILIP Executive Briefing, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs"
CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, teamed up with OCLC Research to hold the Executive Briefing, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs" on 15 September 2009 in London.
22 October 2009

OCLC Research to Host EAC-CPF Webinar for the Pacific Rim on Wednesday, 4 November at 11:00 a.m. Sydney/Melbourne Time
This webinar is free and open to the general library and archives community.
21 October 2009

Webcast of Helene Blowers' Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Finding the Phoenix: Feathers, Flight & the Future of Libraries," Now Available
Helene Blowers, Director of Digital Strategy, Columbus Metropolitan Library, spoke at OCLC on 9 October 2009.
16 October 2009

OCLC Research and The RIN Announce Joint Project on Research Support Services
This joint comparitive study will investigate information-related support services for researchers in the UK and US.
15 October 2009

Webcast of Anne R. Kenney's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Approaching an Entity Crisis: Reconceiving Research Libraries in a Multi-institutional Context," Now Available
Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, spoke at OCLC on 23 September 2009.
30 September 2009

OCLC Research Annual Highlights: Progress in Support of the RLG Partnership, July 2008-June 2009 Now Available
This report summarizes the activities, projects, publications, meetings and events produced over the last year in support of the RLG Partnership.
18 September 2009

Anne R. Kenney to Speak on Approaching an Entity Crisis: Reconceiving Research Libraries in a Multi-institutional Context, 23 September at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
10 September 2009

Helene Blowers to Speak on Finding the Phoenix: Feathers, Flight and the Future of Libraries, 9 October at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
21 August 2009

"Networking Names" Webinar Recording Now Available
In this webinar, members of the RLG Partnership Networking Names Advisory Group provide options for networking names, including highlights of requirements derived from fourteen use case scenarios for a "Cooperative Identities Hub" that would provide a framework to concatenate authoritative information and a gateway to all forms of names using a social networking model.
12 August 2009

Webcast of Paul Clough's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "MultiMatch: Providing Multilingual/Multimedia Access to Cultural Heritage Content" Now Available
Paul Clough, Lecturer in Information Systems, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, spoke at OCLC on 23 July 2009.
10 August 2001

OCLC Research Announces Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series
OCLC Research, on behalf of the RLG Partnership and under the management of Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant, is developing a series of webinars to teach library staff new technology skills and educate them about new products to help increase their productivity in today's changing library, archive and museum environment.
07 August 2009

OCLC Research Highlights of Projects in Support of the RLG Partnership: April-June 2009 Now Available
This report highlights the activity in support of the RLG Partnership, as well as the broad and energetic involvement of staff from RLG partner institutions, from April through June 2009.
07 August 2009

David Walker Wins Third OCLC Research Software Contest
Mr. Walker's winning submission is Bridge, a set of services to provide a configurable and customizable full record display made up of WorldCat services.
22 July 2009

Paul Clough to Speak on Multimatch: Providing Multilingual/Multimedia Access to Cultural Heritage Content, 23 July 2009 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
10 July 2009

Outputs from the 2009 RLG Partnership Annual Meeting and User Studies Symposium Now Available
Overviews, slides and recorded livecasts from this challenging and engaging meeting are available from the meeting agenda Web pages.
17 June 2009

OCLC Takes Final Steps to Transition Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
In March 2009 OCLC completed a series of activities to transfer assets and administrative activities to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Limited (DCMI), a public, not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee in Singapore.
12 June 2009

"Treasures on Trucks and Other Taboos: Rethinking the Sharing of Special Collections" Webinar Recording Available
In this webinar, Program Officers Jennifer Schaffner and Dennis Massie present background information on the often controversial topic of loaning archives and special collections materials.
05 June 2009

New Report: "The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections"
This report synthesizes evidence from archival user studies and specifies what descriptive information is needed for research.
19 May 2009

New Podcast: The Hathi Trust and "The Silence of the Archive"
In this interview, Roy Tennant talks with John Price Wilkin, Executive Director, Hathi Trust and AUL for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan, about the recent accomplishments and future plans of the Hathi Trust, a shared digital repository of vast amounts of digital content.

06 May 2009

RLG Partnership Dues Reduction Announced
OCLC and the RLG Partnership Council have modified the current RLG Partnership dues tiers and costs to reflect a reduction in dues effective with the new partnership year that begins on 1 July, 2009. 
01 May 2009

New Report: "Networking Names"
This report identifies the necessary components of a "Cooperative Identities Hub" that would address the problem space in the research community and have the most impact across different target audiences.
01 May 2009

OCLC Research highlights of progress in support of the RLG Partnership: January-March 2009 now available
Read this report that highlights the last three months of activity in support of the RLG Partnership as well as the broad and energetic involvement of staff from RLG partner institutions.
22 April 2009

Third OCLC Research Software Contest
OCLC Research is again sponsoring a software contest to encourage Web-based innovation for libraries, archives and museums.
13 April 2009

OCLC Research releases software suite to help museums exchange data
Made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the software was released as part of the OCLC Research Museum Data Exchange project.
10 April 2009

Webcast of Richard Ovenden's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Managing the Collective Collection: Local Challenges, Global Opportunities" Now Available
Richard Ovenden, Keeper of Special Collections and Associate Director, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, spoke at OCLC on 16 March 2009.
26 March 2009

OCLC Research sponsors JISC Conference 2009, 23-24 March at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre
OCLC and JISC share a history of connections and collaboration, as well as a common interest in making libraries and higher education institutions more effective through innovation and shared services.
11 March 2009

Richard Ovenden to speak on Managing the Collective Collection: Local Challenges, Global Opportunities, 16 March 2009 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
05 March 2009

Webcast of Tom Hickerson's Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation, "Convergence of Knowledge and Culture: Calgary's Design for the Future" Now Available
Tom Hickerson, Vice Provost of Libraries and Cultural Resources, and University Librarian at the University of Calgary, spoke at OCLC on 12 February 2009.
25 February 2009

OCLC and ALISE Award 2009 Library and Information Science Grants
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley (University of Illinois), Michael Khoo (Drexel), and Bill Kules (Catholic University of America).
24 February 2009

New Report: "RLG Partnership Shared Print Collections Working Group Shared Policy Review Report"
This report provides an overview of current practices in policy documentation for distributed print preservation initiatives and offers recommendations for institutions interested in entering into (or formalizing existing) collection sharing regimes.
19 February 2009

New Report: "What We've Learned from the RLG Partners Metadata Workflows Survey"
This report provides an interpretation of the results of an RLG Partnership survey about best practices in metadata creation workflows conducted in October-November 2008.
05 February 2009

Digital Repository Issues Task Force releases final report: The Research Library's Role in Digital Repository Services
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Brian Lavoie was a member of the ARL task force.
5 February 2009

New Report: "Impact of the Google Book Settlement on Libraries," by Ricky Erway.
Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway worked her way through 300+ pages of the Google Book Settlement Agreement, appendices and library-registry agreements, then summarized in this brief report the parts that she believes matter most to libraries.
04 February 2009

Tom Hickerson to speak on Convergence of Knowledge and Culture, 12 February 2009 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio
The public is invited to attend this free presentation in person or remotely online.
30 January 2009

New Report: "Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development" by Carole L. Palmer, Lauren C. Teffeau and Carrie M. Pirmann.
This report provides an expert review of the burgeoning literature on disciplinary research behaviors, synthesizes findings from decades of research on scholarly information practices and identifies key implications for libraries.
23 January 2009

2008 OCLC/ALISE grant recipients to present research at 2009 ALISE Annual Conference
Rong Tang and Sheila Denn, Diane Kelly, and Youngok Choi will speak at the panel session, Friday, 23 January 2009, 10:30 - 12:00 MST, Denver, Colorado.
16 January 2009

New in First Monday: Lorcan Dempsey on the impact of mobile communications on libraries
"Always On: Libraries in a World of Permanent Connectivity."  First Monday, 14,1 (5 January 2009).
9 January 2009

Highlights of Progress in Support of the RLG Partnership July-December 2008 Now Available
Read this six-month overview of accomplishments achieved in support of the RLG Partnership from July 1 through December 31, 2008, as well as a showcase of progress in four important areas of work and comments of the value and benefit derived by staff from RLG Partnership institutions.
18 December 2008

Blue Ribbon Task Force Reports on Economic Planning for Preservation of Digital Data
"Sustaining the Digital Investment: Issues and Challenges of Economically Sustainable Digital Preservation" calls the current situation urgent and details systemic pitfalls in developing economic models for sustainable access to digital data.
17 December 2008

"Supply and Demand: Special Collections and Digitisation" Article Featured in LIBER Quarterly
Written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, the article is based on a presentation she gave at the July 2008 LIBER preconference at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey.
12 December 2008

New Podcast Available: "Professional Pivot Point: Regaining Relevance in a Rapidly Changing World"
In this interview, Roy Tennant talks with Joe Janes, Associate Professor of the Information School at the University of Washington, about why he believes that we are at a professional crossroads.
11 December 2008

Seasons Greetings from OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership
Wherever you may be--North or South, tropical or temperate--all of us at OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership wish you the best for the holidays, including a few of our favorite things.
09 December 2008

Audio recordings of RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting speakers' remarks now available
In addition to .pdf files of slides from the meeting, held 5-6 November in Paris, .mp3 files of speakers' remarks are now available on the RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting event page.
02 December 2008

New Grace Agnew Podcast: "Beyond Brilliant Silos"
In this podcast, Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at Rutgers University, talks with Merrilee Proffitt about why video content, data sets and open source are keeping her awake at night, plus why she believes you can never get away from rights management.
20 November 2008

RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting outputs now available
Presentation files from the productive and cordial RLG Programs European Partner Meeting, held 5-6 November in Paris, are now available online. 
14 November 2008

"WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry" webinar recording now available
In this webinar, Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and Content Manager Bill Carney provide background on the work that has been undertaken to contribute to the development of the WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry.
14 November 2008

Out-of-Print RLG Publications Now Available
Electronic files of several out-of-print books, reports and symposium proceedings published by RLG, Inc. from 1988 to 2003 are now available in the OCLC Corporate Library Collection housed in the OCLC Digital Archive.
04 November 2008

EAD@10 Symposium Proceedings Now Available
PowerPoint presentations and MP3 audio files from the symposium in August to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) are now available online.
23 October 2008

OCLC Researcher's Java OpenURL Package Enables Image Dissemination in djatoka
Developed by Jeff Young, OOMRef-J: the OpenURL Object Model - Reference Implementatoin (Java) can be configured to support any context-sensitive service within the confines of the OpenURL 1.0 protocol.
9 October 2008

New RLG Committee and RLG Program Council Compositions Confirmed
New members have been appointed to the RLG Committee of the OCLC Board of Trustees, and new members have been elected and/or appointed to the RLG Program Council, the principal advisory group for the RLG Partnership.
29 September 2008

New Report: "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs," by Diane Zorich, Gunter Waibel and Ricky Erway
Subtitled, "Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums," the report highlights lessons learned from five LAM workshops held at RLG partner institutions in the US and the UK, and contains information about inspiring collaborative projects in campus environments.
26 September 2008

New PARCast, "Picking Up the Pace: Considering the Implications of Accelerated Archival Processing," now available
Alice Schreyer, Assistant Director for Special Collections & Preservation and Director, Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library, talks with Merrilee Proffitt about how successfully increasing processing throughput impacts researchers, staff and space.
25 September 2008

New PARcast, "Research Libraries: the Viewpoint of a Scholar Poet," now available
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St Andrews, and well-known poet, talks with John MacColl about scholarship, the importance of digitized archives and the inspiration his poetry derives from new technologies.
19 September 2008

Deadline approaches for LIS faculty research grant proposals
Electronically submitted proposals for the 2009 OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program are due by midnight Monday September 15, 2008.
12 September 2008

New PARcast: "Using the WorldCat Search API" webinar recording now available
In this webinar, Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant and Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn provide an overview of WorldCat Search API features.
10 September 2008

New PARcast: Special Collections and Beyond

Richard Ovenden, Associate Director and Keeper of Special Collections at Bodleian Library in Oxford, talks with John MacColl about the three main areas of his responsibility.

05 September 2008

OCLC Programs and Research launches Above the Fold weekly current awareness electronic newsletter
This new serial publication seeks to bring attention to items of interest from beyond our normal reading sphere.
03 September 2008

New PARcast: Assessing the Impact of Special Collections webinar now available
In this webinar, RLG Program Officers Merrilee Proffitt and Jennifer Schaffner discuss usage statistics and the spectrum of possibilities for measuring the use and impact of special collections in libraries, archives and museums.
02 September 2008

New PARcast: Electronic Records: The Archivist's 600-Pound Gorilla podcast with Jackie Dooley
Jackie Dooley, Head of Special Collections and Archives at University of California, Irvine and OCLC Programs and Research Consulting Archivist, talks with Merrilee Proffitt about the challenges of digital preservation, as well as some current efforts to that illustrate progress.
28 August 2008

Jackie Dooley Joins OCLC Programs and Research Staff as Consulting Archivist
Ms. Dooley is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of archives, visual materials, special collections and archival standards.
28 August 2008

Annual Highlights of the RLG Partnership and OCLC Programs and Research Now Available
Read this overview of significant initiatives undertaken from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.
12 August 2008

RLG Programs at SAA; EAD@10 Event FREE for RLG Partners
RLG Partners are invited to attend the RLG Programs Roundtable and other events at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting August 26-30 in San Francisco, as well as receive free registration for the EAD @ 10 event on August 31.
04 August 2008

OCLC Research Launches Crosswalk Web Service Demo
Developers who need to translate metadata now have access to a new demonstration service.
28 July 2008

New Report: The Impact of Digitizing Special Collections on Teaching and Scholarship, by Merrilee Proffitt and Jennifer Schaffner
Subtitled, "Reflections on a Symposium about Digitization and the Humanities," the report consists of an overview and interpretation of perspecives provided at the RLG Programs symposium that was held in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on 4 June 2008.
18 July 2008

New PARcast Available: The Cost of Owning Technology podcast with Ken Hamma
Ken Hamma, Executive Director for Digital Policy and Initiatives at the J. Paul Getty Trust, talks with Gunter Waibel about how owning technology requires significant ongoing investment, but various options exist that can bring down costs and lead to a more collaborative future.
7 July 2008

New PARcast: Strategically Embracing Technology podcast with MacKenzie Smith
MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, talks with Merrilee Proffitt about shifting resources to develop and implement new services.
3 July 2008

New PARcast: Access Improvement podcast with Dennis Meissner
Dennis Meissner, Head of Collections Management at the Minnesota Historical Society, talks with Merrilee Proffitt about how to invest resources wisely to best serve audience needs, as well as the importance of self-study.
 1 July 2008

OCLC partners with U. Michigan School of Information to Host IMLS-funded Student Interns in Digital Curation and Preservation Administration
The three-year project supports summer internships for master's-level students and curriculum development to encourage the ongoing exchange between real-world practice and the classroom.
23 June 2008

RLG Programs releases "Seeking Sustainability," a casual report on RLG's exploration of ways to make access to digitized special collections self-supporting
The report, which is available in PDF from the OCLC Web site, was prepared by RLG Program Officer Ricky Erway.
10 June 2008

Carole Palmer to speak on Research Practice and Research Libraries, 19 June 2008 at OCLC Dublin (Ohio)
Carole L. Palmer is Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
10 June 2008

The PREMIS Editorial Committee has released the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, version 2.0
Together with its supportging documentation, the PREMIS Data Dictionary provides a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing preservation metadata in digital archiving systems.
9 April 2008

Jennifer Bowen and David Lindahl to speak about University of Rochester's eXtensible Catalog (XC) on 22 April at OCLC Dublin, Ohio (USA)
The XC is a suite of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to users.
7 April 2008

Researchers will do online presentation on importance of face-to-face reference skills in the virtual reference (VR) environment
Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC) and Marie L. Radford (Rutgers) will present results from their IMLS-funded Seeking Synchronicity project in an online session at 2 p.m. EDT on 16 April 2008.
4 April 2008

OCLC Programs and Research Offers Online PARcasts
The first (and second) in a new series of podcasts and webinars from Programs and Research staff is now available on the OCLC Web site.
24 March 2008

OCLC Programs and Research sponsors JISC Conference 2008, 15 April at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England
The two organizations share a history of connections and collaboration, as well as interest in topics related to the conference theme of "Enabling Innovation."
14 March 2008

OCLC and ALISE Announce 2008 Research Grant Award Recipients
OCLC Programs and Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) announce research grant awards to Youngok Choi, of the Catholic University of America; Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Rong Tang and Sheila Denn, of Simmons College.
31 January 2008

Brian Lavoie and Fran Berman to co-Chair NSF Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.
The group will develop actionable recommendations for the economic sustainability of preservation and persistent access to digital information for future generations.
22 February 2008

Happy Holidays from OCLC Programs and Research!
We've developed a little prototype for your holiday enjoyment.
12 December 2007

Deadline approaches for faculty research grant proposals
Proposals for the 2008 OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program are due September 17, 2007.
September 10, 2007

OCLC to work with Zepheira to redesign OCLC’s Persistent URL service
OCLC and Zepheira announced today that they will work together to rearchitect OCLC’s Persistent URL (PURL) service to more effectively support the management of resources in today’s dynamic Web environment.
11 July 2007

OCLC Research Technical Intern wins Student Writing Award
Timothy J. Dickey has won the 2007 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, which will be presented on Sunday, 24 June, at the LITA Awards Reception at the ALA National Conference.
June 15, 2006

OCLC Researchers Collaborate on Global Resources Network Report on Changes in Global Collection Patterns in ARL Libraries
Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Edward T. O'Neill joined Mary E. Jackson (Auto-Graphics, Inc.) and Eudora Loh (UCLA) to prepare the report, which analyzes Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library cataloging data in the OCLC WorldCat database.
26 March 2007

Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification Checklist is Published
The Center for Research Libraries and RLG Programs (a unit of the OCLC Programs and Research division) announce the publication of Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist.
8 March 2007

xISBN Prototype Service Transitions to Production Environment
The OCLC Research xISBN service moved from prototype to a production environment last week.
19 February 2007

Dr. Ana Alice Baptista (U. Minho, Portugal) to speak at OCLC Dublin, Ohio (USA), on Tools for NextGen Scholarly Communication
Dr. Baptista will describe work underway at the university, including CRiB, a project to assist cultural heritage institutions with certain types of digital preservation, several add-ons to DSpace, and two projects related to social tagging.
19 January 2007

2007 Library and Information Science Grant Awards
OCLC Programs and Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) announce recipients of grants supporting Melissa Gross and Don Latham of Florida State University and M. Asim Qayyum, Carlos A. Suarez Balseiro, and Tania Garcia-Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
16 January 2007

PREMIS Editorial Committee releases study on rights information in the PREMIS data dictionary
The report, "Rights in the PREMIS Data Model," was written by Karen Coyle and commissioned by the Library of Congress' Network Development and MARC Standards Office as part of the PREMIS maintenance activity.
15 January 2007

Victoria Reich and David Rosenthal to speak on LOCKSS and CLOCKSS
On Tuesday, 9 January, Victoria Reich and David Rosenthal will present "Collaboration for E-journal Preservation: The LOCKSS Program & the CLOCKSS Initiative" at OCLC Dublin, Ohio (USA).
January 5, 2007

Michael Keller to Speak on Possible Effects of Google's Mass Digitization Efforts
Stanford University Librarian Michael A. Keller will speak Monday, 8 January, at OCLC Dublin, Ohio (USA), on Mass Digitization in the Google Book Search program and its possible effects on scholarship.
January 4, 2007

RLG DigiNews
The December issue of RLG DigiNews (Volume 10, Number 6) is now available.
December 18, 2006

New Volume Explores Content and Context Offered by Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
"Moving beyond the Presentation Layer: Content and Context in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System," has been published as Volume 42, no. 3-4 (2006) of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, and separately as a monograph.
December 20, 2006

Chris Rusbridge's 26 October Presentation at OCLC Now Available Online
Rusbridge, Director of the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), presented "'To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow:' the players on the curation stage," as part of the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series.
November 20, 2006

Marshall Breeding to Speak on Trends in Library Automation, 29 November at OCLC, Dublin, Ohio (USA)
Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Breeding will present "Trends in Library Automation: Meeting the challenges of a new generation of library users" as part of the Distinguished Seminar Series.
November 14, 2006

Chris Rusbridge Discusses Increasing Challenge of Digital Curation, Who's Responsible: 26 October, OCLC, Dublin, Ohio (USA)
Chris Rusbridge, Director of the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), will present "'To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow:' the players on the curation stage," as part of the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series.
October 19, 2006

Ross Singer of Georgia Tech Wins Second OCLC Research Software Contest
Ross Singer has won the Second OCLC Research Software Contest with Umlaut, an OpenURL Link Resolver intended to improve access to library collections by contextualizing citations and available holdings more accurately for a given user.
September 28, 2006

PREMIS Data Dictionary Wins 2006 Society of American Archivists' Preservation Publication Award
The report was recognized "for writing of superior excellence and usefulness, which advances the theory or practice of preservation in archival institutions."
August 25, 2006

RLG DigiNews
The August 2006 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available
August 24, 2006

PREMIS Forms New Editorial Committee
Ten individuals have been selected for their expertise in preservation metadata, representation of wide interests, and role in implementing PREMIS.
August 24, 2006

Second OCLC Research Software Contest now open, deadline for entries is 15 September
OCLC Research once again is sponsoring a contest that provides an opportunity to create innovative software for library services.
July 6, 2006

ALA Conference presentations by OCLC Researchers now available
Five presentations made by OCLC Researchers and their colleagues at last month's ALA meeting in New Orleans are now available for viewing.
July 3, 2006

Three OCLC Researchers will present at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans
OCLC Researchers Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Thom Hickey, and Ed O'Neill will report on selected projects on Saturday, 24 June.
June 23, 2006

Lynn Silipigni Connaway's NASIG presentation on the hows and whys of meeting user needs is available for downloading
"Mountains, Valleys, and Pathways: Serials Users' Needs and Steps to Meet Them," is now available on the OCLC Research Web site.
June 23, 2006

Thom Hickey discusses OCLC Research, projects, technology, and licensing with Educause's Matt Pasiewicz
In a 23-minute interview, OCLC's chief scientist covers such topics as OCLC's Open Source Software offerings and licenses, FRBR and other projects, grid computing and Ajax.
May 25, 2006

The ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans will include a FAST program on Saturday at 1:30.
May 9, 2006

Lynn Silipigni Connaway will speak at the NASIG Conference to be held in Denver on May 5 and 7.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., will discuss the hows and whys of meeting user needs in her presentation entitled, "Mountains, Valleys, and Pathways: Serials Users' Needs and Steps to Meet Them," at the NASIG Conference in Denver.
May 1, 2006

LITA names Ching-chih Chen winner of the 2006 Kilgour Award
Ching-chih Chen, professor at Simmons College, is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2006.
April 21, 2006

New OCLC Research prototype assesses likely audience for resources in WorldCat, the world's largest catalog of library resources
The Audience Level prototype uses library holdings data in WorldCat to calculate audience levels for resources represented in the database.
March 24, 2006

Ariadne is ten
Ariadne, the Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums, has published its tenth-anniversary issue.
February 17, 2006

OCLC Researchers discuss importance of data mining, highlight recent work
Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey and Lynn Silipigni Connaway examine opportunities for libraries to make their data work harder and report on current OCLC Research data mining projects, in Library Journal.
February 3, 2006

PREMIS Maintenance Activity advances work begun by joint OCLC-RLG working group
Following publication of the award-winning PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata in May 2005, the PREMIS Maintenance Activity, with financial support provided by the Library of Congress, has commissioned two consultancies to move the PREMIS work forward.
January 26, 2006

Stu Weibel in residence at U. Washington's iSchool
OCLC Researcher Stuart Weibel will be in residence at the University of Washington Information School throughout calendar 2006. Among several objectives for the year, Stu will write on the topic of persistent identifiers.
January 9, 2006

OCLC and ALISE announce 2006 research grant award recipients
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) awarded research grants to Lokman Meho with Kiduk Yang (Indiana), Joyce Kanini Mbwesa with Julius Mburi (Nairobi), Jeffrey Pomerantz (North Carolina), and Louise Spiteri (Dalhousie).
December 21, 2005

PREMIS, A Joint OCLC-RLG Working Group, wins 2005 Digital Preservation Award
Sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the award recognises new initiatives in digital preservation.
November 23, 2005

OCLC Research updates its popular list of the top 1000 works held by libraries
OCLC Research has updated its "OCLC Top 1000" web site, which lists the works most widely held by OCLC member libraries around the world.
October 12, 2005

OCLC and Rutgers will study virtual reference services with support from IMLS grant.
OCLC and the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies are the recipients of a $684,996 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study virtual reference services (VRS).
October 12, 2005

DeweyBrowser deployed over two new collections
The DeweyBrowser has been deployed over two new collections of resources.
October 6, 2005

Lavoie, Connaway, and Dempsey use OCLC's WorldCat to shed light on library print book collections, including the 'G5'
Lavoie, Brian, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, and Lorcan Dempsey. 2005. "Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries." D-Lib Magazine, 11,9 (September).
September 30, 2005

Lorcan Dempsey and Brian Lavoie report progress on behalf of DLF Service Framework Working Group
DLF Service Framework for Digital Libraries: A progress report for the DLF Steering Committee, 17 May 2005.
September 13, 2005

DeweyBrowser provides visual interface to Dewey-organized collections
The OCLC Research DeweyBrowser prototype allows users to search and browse collections of library resources organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
July 29, 2005

Recent publications by OCLC Researchers
Stu Weibel reflects on a decade of work with Dublin Core; Lorcan Dempsey and colleagues consider metadata management and knowledge organization.
July 22, 2005

OCLC Research releases Open Source OpenURL 1.0 software
The OCLC OpenURL 1.0 distributions provide OpenURL 1.0 resolution capability.
July 12, 2005

Dazhi Jiao of Bloomington, Indiana (USA) wins OCLC Research Software Contest
Dazhi (David) Jiao has won the OCLC Research Software Contest with a submission consisting of an OPAC that includes a ranked list of harvested citations when a detailed bibliographic record is displayed.
June 22, 2005

New OCLC Research projects: Curiouser, Data Mining, and WikiD (nee MetaWiki)
Descriptions of three new projects are available on the OCLC Research web site.
June 20, 2005

Bill Moen is 2005 OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award Winner
William E. Moen of the University of North Texas is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2005.
June 3, 2005

PREMIS Working Group Publishes Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata; final product of consensus-building effort jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG
OCLC and RLG are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive guide to core metadata for supporting the long-term preservation of digital materials.
May 20, 2005

Outgoing: Thom Hickey's blog on library metadata techniques and trends
Thom is OCLC's Chief Scientist.
April 29, 2005

Recent publications of OCLC Researchers
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brian Lavoie, Ed O'Neill, and Clifton Snyder have recently published articles on data mining and physical space.
April 20, 2005

Road Trips: Recent Presentations by OCLC Researchers
Brian Lavoie, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ed O'Neill, Thom Hickey, and Lorcan Dempsey have been on the road this spring, speaking on WorldCat data mining, a systemwide view of library collections, information management, and the roles of metadata in managing digital assets.
April 18, 2005

Ten Years of Dublin Core
Dublin Core celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.
March 25, 2005

Visible value:  The OCLC Research Publications Repository (D-Lib Magazine)
OCLC Research authors Shirley Hyatt and Jeff Young report how they used a variety of available technologies to create a simple repository that maximizes the visibility, usage, and impact of their group’s research output.
March 15, 2005

Liverpool's Sanderson joins Young and LeVan of OCLC, on SRW/U with OAI in February D-Lib Magazine
Sanderson, Robert, Jeffrey Young, and Ralph LeVan. 2005. "SRW/U with OAI; Expected and Unexpected Synergies." D-Lib Magazine, 11,2 (February)
February 18, 2005

Priscilla Caplan to speak February 16 about Digital Preservation, its Challenges and Opportunities, at OCLC Dublin (Ohio)
Pricilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation, will present "Preservation Rumination: Digital Preservation and the Unfamiliar Future" as part of the OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series.
January 31, 2005

OCLC Research Sponsors Software Contest to Encourage Innovation
OCLC Research today announced a contest intended to give developers an opportunity to create innovative software for library services.
January 27, 2005

OCLC and ALISE announce 2005 research grant award recipients
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Shawne Miksa (North Texas); Jun Wang (Peking), in collaboration with Hong Xu (Pittsburgh); and Peiling Wang (Tennessee).
January 14, 2005

Paper: A Repository of Metadata Crosswalks (D-Lib Magazine)
OCLC Researchers Carol Jean Godby, Jeffrey A. Young, and Eric Childress propose a model for metadata crosswalks encoded as METS records available to a repository for processing by external services.
December 23, 2004

DC-2005 Conference will take place September 12-15 in Madrid (Spain)
The International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2005 will be held at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganes campus.
December 21, 2004

Lynn Silipigni Connaway joins Ronald R. Powell to revise and reorganize research methods monograph just released by Libraries Unlimited
Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 4th edition, is addressed to the practicing librarian and other information professionals who need to conduct research and publish.
December 6, 2004

Gregory M. Shreve's Software Localization presentation and related files now available
Gregory Shreve is Chair of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University and Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics, the foremost university-based translator training program in the U.S.
December 17, 2004

Top 1000 Library Books identified by OCLC Research
The new OCLC Top 1000 web site lists the works most widely held by libraries, with sublists, a readers' poll, sample cover art, "Find in a Library" links, comparisons to other lists, and a download file.
November 12, 2004

Read OCLC Research Scientist Carol Jean Godby on Application Profiles and LOM, in Ariadne
Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources, in "What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?"
November 1, 2004

Lorcan Dempsey's weblog now available from OCLC Research Web site
Lorcan Dempsey is Vice President, OCLC Research.  His weblog treats libraries, services and networks.
October 29, 2004

FictionFinder Improved!
Enhancements, including more than 70,000 records for audio recordings for fiction works have been made to the OCLC Research FictionFinder prototype.
October 29, 2004

Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Heather Wicht's Charleston Conference presentation on Collection Analysis available
This presentation, "Collection Analysis with Circulation, ILL and Collection Statistics: A Follow-up Presentation," reports on a research project between OCLC Research and the University of Colorado-Boulder and builds on a session at the 2003 conference.
November 16, 2004

Lorcan Dempsey discusses "Three Stages of Library Search" in Update Magazine Guest Column
The article appears in the November 2004 issue of Library + Information Update, the editorially independent magazine of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (UK).
October 20, 2004

International Working Group Releases Preservation Survey Report
PREMIS, an international working group jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG, has released "Implementing Preservation Repositories For Digital Materials: Current Practice And Emerging Trends In The Cultural Heritage Community."
October 1, 2004

Portals article inaugurates Lorcan Dempsey's column on digital libraries, in Update magazine
The article, "Pick up a Portal," appears in the October issue of Library + Information Update, currently available online.
September 21, 2004

Paul Conway's DSS presentation files available
An mp3 recording and pdf file of Paul Conway's October 7 presentation on institutional repositories are now available.
October 12, 2004

Blue Ribbon Panel to strategize NISO's future
Eleven experts from industry, academia, and the library community will evaluate the progress, challenges, and opportunities of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
September 16, 2003

OCLC Research implements publications repository; architecture incorporates lightweight standards-based components
Built with OCLC services, the OCLC Research Publications Repository contains works produced by, or sponsored by OCLC Research.
September 1, 2004

MLA and JISC in the UK join DCMI Affiliate Program
The DCMI Directorate has announced that the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the further and higher education funding bodies in the UK have signed an Affiliate Agreement with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) enabling the UK to become formally involved in the continued development of the Dublin Core metadata standards.
August 26, 2004

Registration now open for ECDL 2004 in Bath (UK)
The European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) is the major European forum on digital libraries and related issues.
August 18, 2004

Thirteen Ways of Looking at...Digital Preservation
This article, written by Brian Lavoie and Lorcan Dempsey, appears in the July/August issue of D-Lib Magazine.
July 23, 2004

Register now for DC-2004 Conference in Shanghai
Early Bird registration rates in effect until August 31, 2004.
July 23, 2004

Grants deadline approaches for LIS faculty
Proposals for the 2005 OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program are due September 15, 2004.
July 23, 2004

"Interoperability between Library Information Services and Learning Environments - Bridging the Gaps" report now published
The final version of the joint white paper written on behalf of the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) on interoperability issues between library information environments and e-learning environments is now available.
June 10, 2004

ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to "Pattern Recognition," the 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan
Cathy De Rosa, Lorcan Dempsey and Alane Wilson have been awarded the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for "Pattern Recognition," the 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan.
June 8, 2004

Stu Weibel to speak at ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers
Stu Weibel will give an overview of the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) at the ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers, June 17-18, 2004, University College Cork (Ireland)
June 5, 2004

Communications from OCLC Research
Recent communications by OCLC Researchers include an article on metadata as a worldwide library effort and two presentations on digital preservation by Brian Lavoie.
June 4, 2004

OCLC Researchers report on recent work
Recent presentations and a paper available from the OCLC Research Web site treat the topics of interoperability, metadata crosswalk repositories, issues facing libraries and economically sustainable preservation.
May 28, 2004

NISO Metadata workshop proceedings available; opening presentation by Lorcan Dempsey
Proceedings of the NISO Workshop, Metadata Practices on the Cutting Edge, 20 May 2004, Washington, DC (USA) are now available online.
May 27, 2004

Jim Gray's DSS presentation and audio file now available
Jim Gray's presentation provides an overview of his work with the World-Wide Telescope effort from the perspective of a digital library, focusing on metadata, schema, curation, and preservation issues.
May 20, 2004

Audio and slide files now available for Blaise Cronin's April 29 presentation on scholarly publication
Blaise Cronin discusses the culture of scholarly communication and its likely impact on various modes of publication as part of the OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series.
May 3, 2004

Recent publications of OCLC Researchers
Two articles by OCLC Researchers have been published recently.
April 15, 2004

OCLC Research will harvest DSpace metadata
OCLC Research will periodically harvest OAI-compliant metadata from the institutional repositories of interested DSpace users.
April 9, 2004

FictionFinder demonstrates the power of FRBR
The FictionFinder prototype provides a visible demonstration of how the FRBR model can facilitate searching and browsing bibliographic records for fiction.
April 1, 2004

Ohio State University and OCLC researchers to study how people use electronic information resources
Researchers at Ohio State University and OCLC are conducting a new study to find out how and why students and faculty members use electronic information sources to do research and solve problems.
March 8, 2004

Derek Law's DSS presentation on the Social Role of Digital Libraries now available online
Professor Derek Law, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland), discusses the social opportunities presented by digital libraries in a Distinguished Seminar Series presentation given March 11, 2004, in Dublin (Ohio).
March 12, 2004

OCLC researcher Ralph LeVan helps create the next generation of Z39.50 software
Called Search and Retrieve Web/Search and Retrieve URLs (SRW/U), the new service uses the basic Z39.50 features in combination with Web technology.
February 27, 2004

Brian Lavoie publishes introduction to Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model
The report, "The Open Archival information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide," is a joint publication of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and OCLC.
February 24, 2004

OAI-related activities of OCLC Research featured in Roy Tennant's Library Journal column
A recent Digital Libraries column in Library Journal by Roy Tennant features two projects of OCLC Researcher Jeff Young:  the OAI Viewer, and Extensible Repository Resource Locators (ERRoLs) for OAI Identifiers.
February 19, 2004

OCLC Research announces new ResearchWorks Web Site
OCLC ResearchWorks features demos, prototypes, and other interactive items that showcase the current work of OCLC Researchers.
February 13, 2004

New presentations available on FRBR and researching library collections
Two new presentations are available on the OCLC Research Web site.
February 4, 2004

Experimental service accepts an ISBN, returns set of ISBNs associated with same FRBR work; bookmarklet then uses to query library holdings
The experimental xISBN service supplies ISBNs associated with individual intellectual works represented in the OCLC WorldCat database.
January 26, 2004

OCLC and ALISE announce 2004 research grant award recipients
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Corinne Jorgensen (Florida State University), Feili Tu and Nancy Zimmerman (University of South Carolina), and Elizabeth Yakel (University of Michigan).
January 9, 2004

Jeff Young develops Extensible Repository Resource Locators (ERRoLs) for OAI Identifiers
OCLC Researcher Jeff Young has developed a scheme for creating "Cool" (i.e., unchanging) URLs for metadata, content, and services related to registered Open Archive Initiative (OAI) repositories.
December 31, 2003

OCLC hosts "info" URI registry
OCLC Research has developed, and is hosting, NISO's "info" URI registry, built on an enhanced OAI-PMH 2.0 repository.
January 23, 2004

Dublin Core designated "Schema of the Week" by SchemaWeb
SchemaWeb, a repository for RDF schemas expressed in the RDFS, OWL and DAML+OIL schema languages, described knowledge of Dublin Core as "essential for all web warriors."
December 17, 2003

Connaway and Lawrence publish on Comparing Library Resource Allocations..., in D-Lib
Lynn Silipigni Connaway & Stephen R. Lawrence have published "Comparing Library Resource Allocations for the Paper and the Digital Library: An Exploratory Study," in the December issue of D-Lib Magazine (V9 n12).
December 15, 2003

DC-2004 Conference to be held October 11-14 in Shanghai (China)
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) will hold its 2004 conference October 11-14, 2004 at the Shanghai Library (China).
December 12, 2003

ISO publishes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
Titled “Information and documentation—The Dublin Core metadata element set,” the document is available in English or French for purchase in print or electronic formats; an identical version is available in English for free download from ANSI/NISO.
December 10, 2003

Stu Weibel, Tim Berners-Lee chat about major trends in the information landscape, their impact on use and access to public information
As part of an OCLC environmental scan of the Library and Information communities, OCLC Researcher Stuart Weibel spoke with Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), regarding his perspectives on major trends in the information landscape and their impact on use and access to public information.
December 4, 2003

Active in digital preservation? Take the PREMIS survey!
Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS), a working group sponsored by OCLC and RLG, seeks information about digital preservation repositories.
November 26, 2003

Connaway's DLF presentation on Data Mining in Library Collection Silos now available
Lynn Silipigni Connaway's DLF Fall Forum presentation, "Data Mining Library Collection Silos: An Opportunity for Cooperative Collection Management of Print and Electronic Books," is now available on the OCLC Research Web site.
November 25, 2003

OCLC issues report on libraries and e-learning
"Libraries and the Enhancement of E-learning," written for both the library commuity and its larger environment, explores the relationship between academic libraries and e-learning in higher education.
November 18, 2003

Wagner & Nagamori’s DC-2003 presentation of DCMI’s translation tool now available
OCLC Research staffer Harry Wagner and visiting scientist Mitsuharu Nagamori presented “Internationalizing The DCMI Metadata Registry” at the DCMI Localization & Internationalization SIG session at the DC-2003 conference in Seattle, Washington. (USA).
November 14, 2003

Ralph LeVan's SRW/SRU Open Source database interface now available; includes support for DSpace's Lucene implementation and OCLC's Pears and Newton databases
The SRW/U Open Source software implements both the SRW Web Service and the SRU REST model interface to databases.
November 7, 2003

Lynn Silipigni Connaway to present on Data Mining in Library Collection Silos at November 19 DLF Fall Forum in Albuquerque
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph. D., will present her co-authored paper, "Data Mining Library Collection Silos: An Opportunity for Cooperative Collection Management of Print and Electronic Books," on Wednesday, November 19, at the DLF Fall Forum in Albuquerque, NM.
November 7, 2003

Lorcan Dempsey on library portals: e-print of forthcoming article
Lorcan Dempsey: "The recombinant library: portals and people." Forthcoming in Journal of Library Administration.
October 31, 2003

E-print available of Shirley Hyatt on transformations in the metadata environment that are impacting libraries and other information organizations
Hyatt, Shirley. 2003. "Developments in Cataloging and Metadata."
October 31, 2003

Recent publications of OCLC researchers
Announcing recent publications by OCLC Research scientists and colleagues:
October 31, 2003

Hear Dr. Gloriana St. Clair on The Million Book Project Today; view presentation slides
Dr. Gloriana St. Clair, Dean, University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, visited OCLC Dublin (Ohio) recently to discuss the Million Book Digital Library Project.
October 24, 2003

Jian Qin and Jean Godby on Incorporating Educational Vocabulary in Learning Object Metadata Schemas
Presentation file now available for this short paper presented at ECDL 2003, the 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced  Technology for Digital Libraries, August 17-22, Trondheim, Norway.
October 15, 2003

Godby, Smith, and Childress paper on Interoperable Metadata available on OCLC Research Web site
This paper, "Two Paths to Interoperable Metadata," was presented at the 2003 Dublin Core Conference in Seattle, Washington (USA).
October 14, 2003

Edward T. O'Neill and Lois Mai Chan's FAST paper available from IFLA
The paper, "FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology): A Simplified LCSH-based Vocabulary," presented at the World Library and Information Congress last summer in Berlin, is available from the IFLA Web site.
October 13, 2003

IMLS awards 2003 National Leadership Grant for Libraries to Ohio State University and OCLC Research
Researchers include Principal Investigator Brenda Dervin at Ohio State University and Co-investigator Lynn Silipigni Connaway, who will coordinate OCLC's role in the project.
September 23, 2003

Ken Klingenstein's DSS presentation, "The Golden Age of Plywood," now available on OCLC Research Web site
In a recent presentation on the OCLC campus, Dr. Ken Klingenstein, project director, Internet2 Middleware, discussed the emergence of middleware infrastructures in higher education, and tools that allow consistent campus implementations to support inter-institutional collaborations.
October 3, 2003

National Library of Australia uses OCLC Research open-source software to expose digital collections via OAI
The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced that it is using OCLC Research software to expose digital content via the Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
September 13, 2003

Economic incentives for digital preservation: OCLC Newsletter considers recent white paper by OCLC researcher
Writing in a recent issue of the OCLC Newsletter, Tom Storey provides an overview of Brian Lavoie's "The Incentives to Preserve Digital Materials: Roles, Scenarios and Economic Decision-Making."
September 13, 2003

Software applications developed by OCLC research provide open systems framework for university repositories
OAICat and OAIHarvester, two open-source software programs developed by OCLC Researcher Jeff Young, implement Open Archives Initiatives protocols for data storage and harvesting in support of institutional repositories.
September 12, 2003

Herbert Van de Sompel discusses new protocols to support and connect digital libraries
In an interview in the July issue of the OCLC Newsletter, the 2003 Library & Information Technology Association/OCLC Kilgour Award winner and member of OCLC's Research Advisory Committee chats with Tom Storey about his current job, his interest in transforming scholarly communication, and the role and potential impacts of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and its Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
September 12, 2003

OCLC, Die Deutsche Bibliothek and LC to develop Virtual International Authority File
OCLC, Die Deutsche Bibliothek (the German national library) and the Library of Congress have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF).
August 26, 2003

Researchers, RAC member publish on innovative uses of OAI-PMH concepts beyond resource discovery with Dublin Core
In "Using the OAI-PMH ... Differently" (D-Lib Magazine July/August), Research Advisory Committee member Herbert Van de Sompel and OCLC researchers Jeff Young and Thom Hickey describe innovative applications of the Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
August 6, 2003

Jay Jordan announces availability of free FRBR algorithm, at IFLA Annual Conference in Berlin
OCLC is making an algorithm available free of charge to organizations interested in converting their bibliographic databases to the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model, in which individual records are brought together under the concept of a work.
August 5, 2003

OCLC contributes to the Society for Imaging Science & Technology's 2004 Archiving Conference
IS&T's Archiving Conference will be held 20-23 April 2004 in San Antonio, Texas (USA).
August 5, 2003

OCLC Chief Scientist Thom Hickey announces a two-page OAI server in Python
Although done as an example of how little code it actually takes to support OAI-PMH, 2PageOAI implements a useful repository, and researchers have successfully validated repositories running this code.
August 5, 2003

Lorcan Dempsey contributes to draft IMS/CNI white paper on learning management systems and digital library interoperability
Discussed at the spring CNI task force meeting and the IMS spring meeting, the authors solicit comments, especially prior to July 14.
July 3, 2003; updated July 9

DCMI leadership transition
Stu Weibel announces transition of DCMI leadership to Makx Dekkers as part of the organization's planned evolution.
June 27, 2003

ePrints UK supporting study published
"Prospects for institutional e-print repositories in the United Kingdom," by Michael Day now available.
June 27, 2003; updated July 9

Register online for DCMI 2003 and pre-conference workshops
"Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice–Metadata Research & Applications" in Seattle, Washington (USA) 28 September–2 October 2003 will consist of conference, workshop, and tutorial tracks.
June 27, 2003

OCLC Researchers in the news
The recently released issue (no. 5) of "DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation" contains several mentions of OCLC Research activities as part of a very useful roundup of preservation activities.
June 23, 2003

Lorcan Dempsey's ARL and selected other presentations available on this web site
Linked from his bio page. (Publications, too!)
June 23, 2003

Lorna Peterson's LISRGP report now available on OCLC Research Web site
"Operationalizing Barriers to Dissemination of African Research and Scholarship" reports on Dr. Peterson's 2002 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program project.
June 10, 2003

Lynn Silipigni Connaway's ACRL presentation paper available on the ALA web site
"A Comparison of the Functions and Processes Associated with Identifying, Selecting, Acquiring, and Organizing Paper Books and Electronic Books" (PDF: 231K/11pp.)
June 9, 2003

Thom Hickey's ELAG 2003 presentation text on Web services for Digital Libraries
OCLC chief scientist Thom Hickey reviews Web Services concepts relevant to digital libraries and provides examples in this text version of his ELAG 2003 presentation.
May 19, 2003

Finland is first National Affiliate of Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
DCMI and the National Library of Finland are pleased to announce that Finland has become DCMI's first National Affiliate.
May 5, 2003

Herbert Van de Sompel wins OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award
Dr. Van de Sompel, who co-created the SFX linking system and co-founded the Open Archives Initiative, is team leader, Digital Library Research and Prototyping Group, Los Alamos National Laboratories Research Library, and a member of the OCLC Research Advisory Committee.
April 18, 2003

Jane Ryland's Internet2 DSS presentation now available
Ms. Ryland is membership consultant, Internet2 Consortium and member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. Presentation slides and audio file now available.
April 15, 2003

OCLC pleased to support OpenURL registry framework test
OCLC staffers Jeff Young and Phil Norman developed the OpenURL registry using OCLC's OAICat open source software.
April 14, 2003

OCLC Researcher Brian Lavoie publishes analysis of the incentives for digital preservation
Appropriate incentives are fundamental to the development of economically sustainable digital preservation activities.
April 4, 2003

Lorcan Dempsey & David Seaman collaborate on joint projects with IMS & CNI
Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research, and David Seaman, Director, Digital Library Federation, are working with IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Coalition for Networked Information to develop a joint white paper in the rapidly evolving areas of digital libraries and learning object repositories.
March 24, 2003

IMS releases new spec connecting Web-based eLearning content
IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) has announced the release of its new Digital Repositories Interoperability (DRI) specification.
March 11, 2003

Hear Roy Tennant's 26 February Distinguished Seminar Series presentation at OCLC Dublin (Ohio)
Well-known columnist and digital librarian speaks on "Points of Pain, Peculiar Possibilities, and a Patron Paradise, or A Slightly Arbitrary Set of Hair-brained Ideas."
February 28, 2003

OCLC Researchers estimate 1-percent decrease in size of public Web
Although the public Web has more than doubled in size since 1998, the speed of its growth steadily declined over that period.
February 26, 2003

Roy Tennant to visit OCLC Dublin (Ohio) for 26 February Distinguished Seminar Series presentation
Well-known columnist and digital librarian to speak on "Points of Pain, Peculiar Possibilities, and a Patron Paradise, or A Slightly Arbitrary Set of Hair-brained Ideas."
February 24, 2003

Robin Wendler's ALA presentation now available
Ms. Wendler spoke on preservation metadata and the activities of the OCLC/RLG working group at the session, "Expanding Access Through the Digital & Preservation Cooperative".
February 13, 2003

Lynn Connaway will present the results of her  juried research project at ACRL National Conference, Charlotte, NC, 11 April
"A Comparison of the Functions and Processes Associated with Identifying, Selecting, Acquiring, Organizing, and Maintaining Print Books and Electronic Books" was selected by a juried panel for presentation at and publication in the proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 11th National Conference in Charlotte.
February 12, 2003

Rebecca Dean (manager, metadata analysis & investigation) presents FAST to Italian Authority Control Conference
Monday, 10 February 2003, in Florence, Italy.
February 7, 2003

DC-2002 papers and posters available
The tenth Dublin Core conference, DC-2002: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence, was held October 13-17 in Florence, Italy; organized by DCMI, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Istituto Universitario Europeo, Regione Toscana, and Università di Firenze.
February 4, 2003

Robert Martin speaks at OCLC Dublin (Ohio)
IMLS director discusses libraries, librarianship, and their relationship to other cultural institutions during his 3 February Distinguished Seminar Series presentation.
February 4, 2003

2003 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program award winners announced
Abby A. Goodrum, Syracuse University, Rebecca Green, University of Maryland, and Joseph Janes, The University of Washington, were recognized at ALISE 2003 Awards Luncheon.
February 3, 2003

Dublin Core Metadata Intiative site noted by EContent magazine as "worth bookmarking"
In a December 2002 article, EContent's contributing editors recommend ten sites worth watching.
January 14, 2003

Lynn Silipigni Connaway to work with OCLC Research
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., division vice president, Research and Library Systems, netLibrary, a Division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, is currently working with OCLC Research (OR).
January 14, 2003

MIT's DSpace utilizes OAICat software for OAI compliance
OAICat software developed by OCLC Research was incorporated into MIT's DSpace system to provide OAI-PMH v2 access to its information.
December 18, 2002

Syllabus and reading list available for Lorcan Dempsey's LAMA 2002 National Institute Workshop with David Seaman
Dempsey and Seaman led introductory and advanced examinations of the nature of digital content and its effect on the formulation of essential library services at this conference on "The E-ssential Library: Creating and Sustaining Our Leading Edge," November 14–16, 2002.
November 19, 2002

OCLC researchers at Fall 2002 Coalition for Networked Information Task Force Meeting
Thom Hickey, Diane Vizine-Goetz, and Jean Godby will present; see the Fall 2002 CNI Task Force Meeting home page.
November 14, 2002

DC-2002 papers and posters now available
The tenth Dublin Core conference, DC-2002: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence, was held October 13-17 in Florence, Italy; organized by organized by DCMI, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Istituto Universitario Europeo, Regione Toscana, and Università di Firenze.
November 14, 2002

Bill Arms' DSS presentation available
Bill Arms spoke October 25, 2002 at OCLC Dublin (Ohio) on "The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) as an Example of Current Research in Information Science."
November 14, 2002

WorldCat: a rich resource for cataloging, bibliographic verification, and discovery
"Global Collective Resources," Anna Perrault's LISRGP report, provides a bibliometric profile of a sample of WorldCat monographic records by type of library, subject, language, and publication date parameters.
October 9, 2002

DCMI announces release of metadata registry
The DCMI Registry provides a Web-based user interface enabling users to explore Dublin Core vocabulary.
September 20, 2002

Lorcan Dempsey to speak in The Hague at NDCC School for Scanning
This well-known conference is presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center and funded in part by The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and OCLC.
September 19, 2002

OCLC Research upgrades OAI toolkits
OAICat and OAIHarvester now support the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, version 2.0.
August 13, 2002

Research Advisory Committee meets for working session in Dublin
The OCLC Research Advisory Committee met August 1 on the OCLC campus in Dublin, Ohio.
August 9, 2002

2002 Frederick G. Kilgour Award winner announced
Carol C. Kuhlthau, director, Master of Library Service Program at Rutgers University is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2002.
July 2, 2002

OCLC white paper on the information habits of college students
Concentrating on the Web-based information habits of college students, particularly their use of campus library Web sites, this study finds that college and university students look to campus libraries and library websites for their information needs and value access to accurate, up-to-date information with easily identifiable authors.
June 24, 2002

Joint OCLC/RLG Working Group releases report on Metadata Framework to Support Preservation of Digital Objects
The Working Group on Preservation Metadata, an initiative jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG, has released A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects (PDF:696K/54pp.), a new report available on the OCLC web site.
June 14, 2002

Dublin Core conference paper submission deadline extended to June 29
In response to requests the DC-2002 Program Committee has agreed to accept late submissions until June 29.
June 14, 2002

OCLC OR to participate in UK Joint Information Systems Committee FAIR program
OCLC will work with the Resource Discovery Network, the University of Southampton, and others to provide knowledge organisation and name authority services to enrich metadata records for e-prints as part of the national 'e-prints UK' project.
June 4, 2002

Paper submission deadline for Dublin Core conference is June 15
The paper submission deadline for DC-2002 in Florence, Italy is June 15.
May 31, 2002

Scorpion software now available as Open Source
SiteSearch users have 90-95% of the code required to implement Scorpion because it is built on top of Gwen and Pears.
May 29, 2002

Research Advisory Committee meeting report now available
Summary of presentations made to RAC members at the March 21-22 meeting in Dublin, Ohio.
May 18, 2002

Stu Weibel & other experts discuss metadata fundamentals in D-Lib Magazine
OCLC research scientist Stuart Weibel joins Erik Duval, Wayne Hodgins, and Stuart Sutton to explicate the foundations of agreement between the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Learning Object Metadata (LOM) working group.
May 11, 2002

OCLC researchers celebrate a decade of NetLab digital-library R&D by speaking at anniversary conference
OCLC Research vice president Lorcan Dempsey and research scientists Stuart Weibel and Diane Vizine-Goetz participated in the 10th anniversary conference of NetLab, the research and development department at Lund University Libraries.
April 15, 2002

Z39.50 Implementors Group (ZIG) and others meet April 4 and 5 at OCLC 
The Z39.50 Implementors Group (ZIG) met on the OCLC campus in Dubin, Ohio, on April 4 and 5.
April 15, 2002

Lorcan Dempsey hosts Herbert Van de Sompel in 26 March satellite videoconference on OAI metadata harvesting
Lorcan Dempsey, vice president, OCLC Research, and Research Advisory Committee member Herbert Van de Sompel led a 26 March satellite videoconference about the open archives metadata harvesting protocol.
April 15, 2002

Research Advisory Committee gathers in Dublin, Ohio for semiannual meeting
The Research Advisory Committee held its first meeting of 2002 on the OCLC campus in Dublin, Ohio on March 21-22.
April 15, 2002

OCLC and ALISE announce Library and Information Science Grant recipients
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education have awarded three research grants for 2002, to Jane Greenberg (UNC, Chapel Hill), Lorna Peterson (SUNY Buffalo), and Wonsik Shim (Florida State).
March 5, 2002

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) announces formation of its first board of trustees 
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) announces its first board of trustees, formed to provide strategic leadership and support to the organization.
February 1, 2002

OCLC researchers to speak at conference celebrating a decade of NetLab's digital-library R&D April 10-12
NetLab, the research and development department at Lund University Libraries, focuses its activities primarily on digital library and netbased information discovery and retrieval, mainly in Internet/WWW environments.
January 30, 2002

"Reconceptualizing Cataloging" symposium at ALA Midwinter broadcast on Web
The approximately 400 viewers of OCLC's symposium on "Reconceptualizing Cataloging," January 18 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans, gave the program very high ratings.
January 30, 2002

Papers from October DCMI conference in Tokyo
The current issue (V2, n2) of the Journal of Digital Information presents a collection of articles from the DC-2001, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held in Tokyo, Japan in October 2001.
January 30, 2002

Experts and practitioners meet with OCLC Research to discuss Web Services
OR sponsored a December 16-17 meeting in Dublin, Ohio to discuss current technology and library involvement with Web services, and to consider possibilities for the future.
January 10, 2002

Research supports new Forest Press publication linking LCSH and Dewey
OCLC Forest Press has published People, Places & Things, a list of over 50,000 Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) paired with corresponding Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) numbers.
December 4, 2001

OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working Group releases second paper
The OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working Group announces its second publication, "Preservation Metadata and the OAIS Information Model: Part I: A Recommendation for Content Information."
October 30, 2001

Dublin Core Metadata Element Set approved
The American National Standards Institute has approved the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set as a National Information Standards Organization (NISO) standard.
October 30, 2001

Web growth slowing?
At 3.1 million sites and about 36% of the web, the number of public web sites continues to expand, but at a slower rate.
October 30, 2001


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