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Round up, OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series

Round up, OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series

By Rachel Frick, Astrid Verheusen, Titia van der Werf, Rebecca Bryant

This concluding webinar to the LIBER-OCLC Open Science Discussion Series provided an overview of the small group discussions, highlighted some of the visions developed, challenges identified and collaboration opportunities identified, and outlined next steps and future opportunities for engagement.

Topics: Open Access

The Evolving Collection and Shift to Open

The Evolving Collection and Shift to Open

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Cathy King

Research Information Exchange
Melbourne, Australia

OCLC Research and Product Services team up to share results from the OCLC Global Council Open Content Survey, which received 705 responses in 82 countries, and show how OCLC is committed to increasing access and integrating open content into its services.

Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections, Collection Management

Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

By Lorcan Dempsey

ALA Midwinter
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Academic libraries increasingly define themselves in terms of student success, research support, and community engagement. We are seeing a major shift from the centrality of the collection, to services and to deeper engagement with changing research, teaching, and learning practices. This presentation frames important changes, identifies patterns in library responses, and discusses how they can use trends to their advantage. It draws on an extensive record of OCLC Research work on the future of libraries, on the shifting boundaries and character of library collections, on research support, on library collaboration, and on the shift to open.

Topics: Collective Collections, Open Access