OCLC Research to Host "Managing Collections in the Networked Environment: New Analytic Approaches" Webinar on 9 September 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)

Attend this free webinar to learn how staff from leading research institutions are putting aggregated library data to work in their daily operations.

Join Program Officer Constance Malpas and a panel of young library leaders for a lively discussion about the role of data analysis in library collection management. Staff from three RLG Partner institutions will share insights from research that is reshaping preservation, access and management practices at Columbia University, the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Featured projects include a longitudinal analysis of circulation trends at Columbia that is informing off-site storage transfers; a study of post-digitization use of print collections at the University of Michigan; and a project to streamline preservation workflows at UCLA by automating selected aspects of risk assessment.

Zack Lane (Columbia University), Helen Look (University of Michigan) and Jake Nadal (University of California, Los Angeles) will describe how these projects were designed and executed, and share their experiences in developing new institutional capacity for data-driven analyses.

This 90-minute session will include ample time for an open discussion about the opportunities and challenges of implementing data-driven management strategies and retooling the library workforce.

Register here* to attend this webinar via WebEx on 9 September 2010 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00-19:30).

Webinar participation is free but advanced registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and made available on our Web site and in iTunes.

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More Information

Register to attend the 9 September 2010 OCLC Research webinar, "Managing Collections in the Networked Environment: New Analytic Approaches"

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For more information:

Constance Malpas
Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research