Works in Progress Webinars Available Free and On Demand

The webinars cover topics from research information management to linked data, and can be watched at any time.

The OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Works in Progress webinars are available live exclusively to members of the partnership, however, after each live session, recordings are released to the public for viewing on demand. Through the first six months of 2019, the RLP has hosted seven such webinars, covering topics such as case studies from a linked data prototype project, collaborating with faculty, research information management, and more.

Each webinar is hosted by the RLP and features the work not just of OCLC Research, but also of member institutions, with guest speakers leading the discussion.

Here’s what you can catch up on:

Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey
Rebecca Bryant, OCLC, Anna Clements, University of St Andrews, and Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota share findings from the survey of more than 300 respondents from 40 nations about research information management practices worldwide.

Collections as Data
Thomas Padilla, University of Nevada Las Vegas, introduces the concept of collections as data and describes its progressive development across two grant-funded projects.

Deakin Genie
Steve White, Danni Johnson, and Jane Miller, Deakin University, provide a behind-the-scenes look at “Deakin Genie,” a smartphone based virtual assistant designed to provide relevant information and resources to students via a voice-controlled app.

Engaging the Archives: Collaborating with Faculty for Robust Undergraduate Learning
Terrence McDonald and Cinda Nofziger, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, share information on their Engaging the Archives program as well as their research findings on the impact of intensely collaborative teaching on faculty, archivists, and students.

OCLC RLP Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group Update
Gordon Daines, Brigham Young University, Carrie Hintz, Emory University, Mary Kidd, New York Public Library, and Chela Scott Weber, OCLC, provide an update on the efforts of the RLP Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group. The working group was formed to explore the intersections between current collecting and collection management practices; seek ways to better integrate collection management considerations into the collection development process; and bring together colleagues across these important, interdependent functions.

OCLC RLP SHARES Policy Rethink: Outcomes and Next Steps
Zack Lane, Columbia University Libraries, Beth Posner, The Gradute Center, CUNY, and Dennis Massie, OCLC, highlight outcomes from recently concluded activities aimed at rethinking SHARES policies and values around five themes: encourage evidence-based processes, build in flexibility, enhance access, embrace local procedures that add value, and mitigate international sharing costs.

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support
Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC, and Xiaoli Li, UC Davis, share key lessons from the OCLC Research Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingual support. They focus on two case studies from the upcoming report on the pilot: Chinese descriptions and representing works and their associated translations.

Look for upcoming Works in Progress webinars on our webinar events page.

Want to participate in the live webinars? Learn more about the RLP and how your institution can join the partnership to gain access to the this and many benefits of the partnership.

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