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). She is sharing her time between netLibrary and OR.

Before joining netLibrary, Connaway was the director of the Library and Information Services Program at the University of Denver. She was also on the faculty of the School of Library and Informational Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Lynn will continue to work with netLibrary and its participating libraries to collect and analyze eBook usage data to better understand how eBook content is being used. She is also currently working with colleagues in OR on a comparative collection assessment project that includes an ILL usage data study and a WorldCat holdings collection assessment project.

The ILL borrowing patterns of selected ARL libraries will be identified. These ILL statistics will be compared against the netLibrary collection. The collection assessment project will include analyzing and comparing aggregate holdings data for ARLs, academic non-ARLs, and public libraries. Titles and their intellectual levels, subjects (using the conspectus), and publishers will be identified for each type of library. These projects will provide information to OCLC member libraries to aid collection development and resource allocation decision-making.

For more information:

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research

Lynn Connaway
Division Vice President
Research and Library Systems, netLibrary