2020 OCLC Research News
REALM project update: Test 6 results and new resources available
Test 6 results available
The REALM project has published the results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, lib...
OCLC, Washington State University to create digital stewardship training for tribal archives, libraries, and museums, and small public libraries
OCLC’s WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, is creating a series of 10 free online courses for staff at tribal archives, librari...
Lorcan Dempsey presents “Pandemic effects and collection directions” at RLUK Digital Shift Forum
Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President and Chief Strategist, presents at RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum to consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating library trends and directions that could have l...
REALM project update: Test 5 results and literature review findings
Test 5 results available
New Report out now: Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata
Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata, an OCLC Research Report, synthesizes six years (2015-2020) of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions to trace how metadata services is&...
New OCLC Research Report—Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise
The OCLC Research report Social Interoperability in Research Support explores the social and structural norms that shape cross-campus collaboration in higher education and offers a conceptual model of key...
REALM Project update: Test 3 Results Announced
The REALM project has published the results of the third round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for COVID-19 on five plastic-based materials: talking book USB cassettes, DVD, storage bags, storage con...
Lynn Silipigni Connaway named University of Wisconsin – Madison Information School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC’s Director of Library Trends and User Research, has been named the University of Wisconsin – Madison Information School’s
REALM Project update: New test results announced
Test 2 results available
OCLC Research publishes new report on open content activities in university libraries
A new report from OCLC Research, Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories—Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey, offers a view into the breadth of current open content activities by resear...
REALM Project update: Second round of testing begins
Test set 2 announced, compilation of reopening references released
REALM Project update: Round 1 test results now available
The REALM Project has released the results of the first round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for COVID-19 on commonly circulated libra...
Research findings published from public libraries and the opioid crisis study
The nation is experiencing an ongoing opioid epidemic, and communities across the country are feeling the epidemic’s impact. Public health and human service organizations, professional associations, and nonprofits continue to implement responses to s...
OCLC, IMLS, and Battelle COVID-19 Research Partnership update: REALM Project site launches
REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) is a research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designe...
Thomas Padilla is named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers
Thomas Padilla, former OCLC Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence, is named one of Library Journal’s 2020 Digital Developer Movers & Shakers.
OCLC Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis
Monday, April 13, 3:00-4:30 ET
New COVID-19 Discussion Board for Libraries
To help libraries share information, ideas, and best practices about how they are responding to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, OCLC is adding a new COVID-19 Discussion Board to the Community Center. This mod...
New OCLC Research Update
Explore the newest offerings from OCLC Research in the March – May edition of our Research Update. This latest issue includes Works in Progress webin...
OCLC, PLA report offers strategies for public libraries to respond to the opioid crisis
OCLC and the Public Library Association (PLA) today issued Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis, a report that offers tested strategies to consider as libraries determine local responses to the nationwide public health emergency.