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OCLC – A Brief Introduction

OCLC – A Brief Introduction

By Titia van der Werf

Séminaire Université de Lille
Lille, France

Delivered by Prof. Widad Mustafa El Hadi, this presentation provides a brief introduction to OCLC as an organization. It overviews OCLC’s history from its 1967 origins as the Ohio Computer Library Center to its role today as a global network of libraries, highlighting OCLC’s ongoing contribution to the diverse needs of libraries through innovative products, services, research, and continuing education opportunities.

File: pptx, 17.3MB  

The Effects of the Shift to Open on Research Libraries

The Effects of the Shift to Open on Research Libraries

By Titia van der Werf

IATUL SEMINAR 2019
Gdańsk, Poland

Last year, OCLC surveyed libraries from 82 countries around the world on their open content efforts, investments, and opinions. The majority (72% of 705 respondents) were from research and university libraries. In this session, Titia presents data from the majority group through the lens of Lorcan Dempsey’s collection directions and contextualizes the findings within the broader trend toward more openness. She also shares questions raised by the findings and suggests areas for further exploration.

File: pptx, 2.1MB   Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections

The Shift to Open at University and Research Libraries Worldwide (video)

The Shift to Open at University and Research Libraries Worldwide (video)

By Titia van der Werf

During this webinar, Titia van der Werf will share results pertaining to the category of university and research libraries, which formed the largest group of respondents and provided a powerful and current snapshot of the state of open content support in higher education and research worldwide.

File: video, 53 minutes   Topics: Open Access, Research Library Partnership, Works in Progress

Introducing the Theme (video)

OCLC Research Mini-symposium Part 1 - Introducing the Theme (video)

By Titia van der Werf

As the volume of digitized heritage collections continues to grow, memory institutions are challenged to making this open content discoverable and usable across repositories. At this mini-symposium in Leiden, guests learn about research & development work done in the area of digital image interoperability (IIIF), corpus-building and deep interactions with open collections by OCLC, and latest developments at Europeana and the Global Digitised Dataset Network

File: video, 24 minutes   Topics: Open Access

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

By Rachel Frick, Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, Karen Smith-Yoshimura, and Titia van der Werf

Research Library Partners Satellite Workshop
Marseille (France)

Program officers and researchers share recent OCLC Research into European practices related to linked data, research data management, persistent identifiers, open access, and research information management.

File: pptx, 15.3MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Linked Data, Research Data Management, Research Information Management, Open Access