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.
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.
Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections
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.
Topics: Open Access, Research Library Partnership, Works in Progress
Leiden, The Netherlands
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
Topics: Open Access
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.
Topics: Research Library Partnership, Linked Data, Research Data Management, Research Information Management, Open Access