As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.
Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
This session previews the findings from a forthcoming OCLC Research report on Research Information Management Practices in the United States (http://oc.lc/us-rim-project), scheduled for early fall 2021.
Topics: Research Information Management
This presentation discusses and demonstrates a Wikidata user script that, for items that include a IIIF Presentation Manifest URL, will embed the ProjectMirador viewer and load the Manifest JSON so that the images referenced in the Manifest can be viewed in the context of other Wikidata statements about the work.
Topics: Wikimedia, IIIF
During this presentation, Ixchel Faniel shares findings from an OCLC Research project that looked into the future with twenty-nine global leaders from public, two-year, four-year, and research libraries. As these leaders reflected on their responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, they discussed the changes they want to take into the future.
Topics: New Model Library, Open Access, Library Consortia, Institutional Organization
Drawing from data reuse studies, we create a feature set to assess how data repositories are meeting data reuse needs. We use our findings to showcase desirable features in use to prototype the design of a reuser-oriented data repository that developers can use to improve their data repository interface.
Topics: Open Access, Research Data Management
Titia van der Werf and Ellen Hartman presented on the findings from the RLP Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions (as published in Karen Smith-Yoshimura's Report) and the OCLC Research round table discussions (held in March 2021) on the Next Generation of Metadata.
This webinar will be of interest to administrators, curators, collection managers, and anyone working to steward, administer, and provide access to archives, and special and distinctive collections.
Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
During this session, the OCLC Research team and the WMS Community Leadership team discuss emerging library models. This session includes immediate and long-term considerations for library leaders and library staff as a result of changing practices and environments.
Topics: New Model Library
These draft Principles and Protocols are meant to reflect the SHARES philosophy of liberal lending policies which promote access, enrich research, and support a collaborative environment between partner libraries.
Topics: SHARES, Archives and Special Collections
In this final workshop, the trainers offer some additional resources to support participants. Participants share what they’ve learned, describe what tactics they will adapt, and develop a list of activities they plan to adopt.
Topics: Research Data Management, Research Support, Research Information Management