The NCAR Library joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership

The NCAR Library delivers innovative information services in support of the advancement of Earth system science at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Located in Boulder, Colorado, NCAR is the Federally Funded Research and Development center for the atmospheric and related earth sciences sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The NCAR Library features a specialized collection of resources for scientists and other researchers, staff and administrators on topics related to climatology, meteorology, space weather, and beyond. The Library’s staff of 13 provide bibliometric, data management, reference and liaison services; manage OpenSky, the organization’s digital repository; and operate the NCAR Archives.

NCAR Library Director, Jennifer Phillips says, “The NCAR Library is leading an organization-wide effort to redefine measures of research impact for NCAR and to instrument a Research Information Management System for the Center. We’re excited to join the OCLC Research Library Partnership, in particular to become part of its community of thinkers about libraries' evolving role in research information management, and also to connect our small, specialized library and its staff with the broader community.”

The OCLC Research Library Partnership supports focused programming and research in four areas crucial to research libraries:

  • Research support
  • Unique and distinctive collections
  • Resource sharing
  • Next generation metadata

Across these four areas, the RLP seeks to support libraries through the challenges of COVID-19 and to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The RLP currently comprises 125 Partner institutions around the world.

Visit to learn more about the OCLC Research Library Partnership