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Mural of factory workers and large machines. An iconic work by Mexican artist Diego Rivera, depicting Detroit industry.

Opening Keynote: Workflow is the New Content

By Lorcan Dempsey

Digital Initiatives Symposium, University of San Diego
virtual

The digital environment makes workflow support more important, as activities, content, and communications are tied together on the network in various combinations. In his opening keynote, Dempsey discusses a variety of issues, in the context of changing research behaviors, metrics, the move to open, and other factors, with a library or research setting in mind.

Topics: Research Support, Research Information Management, Research Data Management

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.

Metadata  directions

Metadata directions

By Lorcan Dempsey

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference
virtual

In this virtual presentation, Lorcan Dempsey describes two trends in metadata, Entification and Pluralization, as well as OCLC's work these areas. 

Topics: Metadata

College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

By Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas

Boston Library Consortium Board meeting
Virtual

This presentation was to provide BLC Directors with some context for thinking about collective collections, which is a topic of discussion within the consortium.

Topics: Collective Collections, Library Consortia

Collection Directions: A conversation about shared library collections and services in a swiftly changing environment

Collection Directions: A conversation about shared library collections and services in a swiftly changing environment

By Lorcan Dempsey

In this video, join the Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC in an exploration of how this landscape is evolving and how member libraries are adapting, including a keynote address by Lorcan Dempsey, Chief Strategist and Vice President of Membership and Research at OCLC, followed by a lively panel discussion featuring a cross-section of library leaders from Orbis Cascade Alliance, and an audience Q&A.

A similar version of this presentation was given during the 2020 MOBIUS Annual Conference.

Topics: Library Consortia, Research Support, Student Support

Rediscovering Discovery: three general examples

Rediscovering Discovery: three general examples

By Lorcan Dempsey

CNI Spring 2020 Membership Meeting
virtual

This presentation accompanied a panel discussion of current trends and issues in discovery systems, including a description of value-added full-text linking features, user behaviors and needs identified by transaction log analysis, the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in discovery, and plans by the Big Ten Academic Alliance for a collective collection system. 

Recording available from CNI on Vimeo

Topics: Collective Collections, Library Trends

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

Libraries, collections, directions

Libraries, collections, directions

By Lorcan Dempsey

ER&L Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lorcan Dempsey's keynote address from ER&L Middle East focuses on libraries' shift to new collection models and engaging in new ways to support needs across communities and organizations.