Titia van der Werf

Senior Program Officer

Titia van der Werf

Titia van der Werf is Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research, based in Leiden, the Netherlands. She coordinates and extends OCLC Research’s work throughout Europe. Titia has all-round expertise in digital library developments and studies trends in research libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

Together with colleagues, Titia carries out surveys and interviews to take the pulse of the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She organizes workshops and symposia to engage the partnership and the wider community in addressing priority areas where library practices are challenged or newly emerging. Titia is actively involved in current priority areas of research support (open access and digital scholarship) and the transition to next-generation metadata. Titia has a special interest in the trend toward openness in government, science, and society and how this is impacting libraries.

Titia studied history and informatics in the humanities and social sciences, and has over 30 years’ experience working with libraries and archives to realize the full potential of the digital transformation for the academic and heritage sectors.

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    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.


    Mobilizing community to transition to the next generation of metadata

    1 July 2021

    Titia van der Werf

    This article highlights community and stakeholder mobilization initiatives in the library and heritage sectors that help in the transition to the next generation of metadata. We draw from the Next Generation of Metadata round table discussions organized by OCLC Research in March 2021. 

    Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories — Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey

    1 July 2020

    Titia van der Werf

    This report synthesizes findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.

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EBLIDA & OCLC Workshop

By Ton van Vlimmeren, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Titia van der Werf, Giuseppe Vitiello

New Model Library

By Brittany Brannon, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Ph.D., Jan Simane, Titia van der Werf

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