Brian Lavoie

Senior Research Scientist

Brian Lavoie

Brian joined OCLC Research in 1996. Since that time, he has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from the development of OCLC's Four-Figure Cutter Tables and automated cuttering tools, to analyzing the structure and content of the World Wide Web. Brian's academic background is in economics; he has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Brian's current research interests include analysis of aggregate collections, economic issues associated with information and the provision of information services, system-wide organization of library resources, and digital preservation.

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    Reflections on Collective Collections

    16 January 2020

    Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas

    Collective collections are the combined holdings of a group of libraries, analyzed and possibly managed as a unified resource. Constructing, understanding, and operationalizing collective collections is an increasingly important aspect of collection management for many libraries. This article presents some general insights about collective collections, drawn from a series of studies conducted by OCLC.

    The US and Canadian Collective Print Book Collection: A 2019 Snapshot

    26 September 2019

    Brian Lavoie

    In this position paper, Lavoie traces the contours of the US and Canadian collective print book collection—the collective print book holdings of all libraries in the US and Canada whose collections are registered in WorldCat. The paper examines the US/Canadian collective print book collection for insight and trends and includes a new rendering of the mega-regional map of US/Canadian Collective Print Book Collections.

    Maple Leaves: Discovering Canada through the Published Record

    21 May 2019

    Brian Lavoie

    OCLC Research identified 10.9 million Canadian publications using WorldCat and mapped this information with Wikidata to trace shifting cultural patterns over time. This report analyzes distinctive features of Canadian publications to examine the Canadian influence on the collective public record.

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