Presentations

Envisioning a New Model Library

Envisioning a New Model Library

By Ixchel M. Faniel, Emma Hill Kepron

virtual

Library leaders had to make quick, robust changes to their library workflows, community offerings, and staffing in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a 60-minute webinar to hear about how library practices have evolved during the pandemic and how their adaptations fit into new models of library operation.

Topics: New Model Library

Collection Directions: Pandemic Effects

Collection Directions: Pandemic Effects

By Lorcan Dempsey

Informatie aan Zee 2021
Ostend, Belgium

Lorcan Dempsey presents on the effects of the pandemic on collection directions, including the accelerating demand to move more library services online, at Informatie aan Zee 2021.

Wikipedia and libraries opening slide

Wikipedia and Libraries

By Merrilee Proffit

Italian Bibliostar Conference
virtual

This presentation and paper highlights how libraries and Wikimedia can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals and shares success stories from libraires and OCLC working with Wikimedia to connect communities of knowledge.

Topics: Wikimedia

EBLIDA & OCLC Workshop

EBLIDA & OCLC Workshop

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

EBLIDA - OCLC Online Workshop
virtual

As a part of OCLC Research’s work in documenting how libraries as organizations operate, adapt, and evolve, the OCLC Research team met with global library leaders to discuss emerging library models in response to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked at new and evolving practices and policies, possibilities for collaboration, and how these opportunities can benefit their communities into the future.

Topics: New Model Library

On the Way to Library Linked Data

On the Way to Library Linked Data

By Jeff Mixter, Bruce Washburn

Library Linked Data Webinar
virtual

For more than a decade, OCLC’s Research division has been investigating the tools, standards, workflows, and strategies for making the transition from traditional bibliographic metadata to fully linked data. In this presentation, OCLC Research Software Engineers, Jeff Mixter and Bruce Washburn, will provide a perspective on the promise and potential of library linked data that is framed by OCLC Research’s past work.

Topics: Linked Data

The Future of Library Collaboration

The Future of Library Collaboration

By Brittany Brannon, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Wes Osborn, Amy Pawlowski

asis&t
virtual

Join representatives from three regional library membership cooperatives and OCLC, to hear a vibrant discussion about the future of library collaboration in the age of COVID.

Topics: New Model Library

Wikipedia Shaming

Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Christopher Cyr, Rachel Elrod, Joyce Kasman Valenza

ALA Annual 2021
Virtual

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