Senior Research Scientist
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.
Sustaining Art Research Collections: Using Data to Explore Collaboration
15 February 2023
Brian Lavoie, Dennis Massie, Chela Scott Weber
This report explores collaboration opportunities between art, academic, and independent research libraries by analyzing WorldCat bibliographic and holdings data and WorldShare interlibrary loan transaction data.
Library Collaboration as a Strategic Choice: Evaluating Options for Acquiring Capacity
11 August 2022
This report delivers tools and insights to support academic libraries in making strategic decisions about cross-institutional collaboration opportunities to acquire capacity.
New Model Library: Pandemic Effects and Library Directions
28 October 2021
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel M. Faniel, Brittany Brannon, Joanne Cantrell, Christopher Cyr, Brooke Doyle, Peggy Gallagher, Kem Lang, Brian Lavoie, Janet Mason, and Titia van der Werf
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted libraries of all types around the world, requiring library leaders to respond to rapidly shifting community and institutional needs. This briefing shares how leaders adapted during the pandemic and what they envision moving forward to help libraries plan strategically.