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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, Researcher 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. 

Library Consortia: Scale, Opportunity, Challenge

Library Consortia: Scale, Opportunity, Challenge

By Lorcan Dempsey

ICOLC
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Lorcan Dempsey's keynote address from ICOLC focuses on consortial achievements and opportunities in scaling and innovation.

Topics: Library Consortia

Collections, the Network, and Library Collaboration

Collections, the Network, and Library Collaboration

By Lorcan Dempsey

University of Minnesota Libraries
Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Dempsey discusses the changing role of collections in research libraries and trends including inside out, facilitated, and collective collections.

Topics: Collective Collections, Collection Management, Library Consortia

Leadership, Scaling, OCLC

Leadership, Scaling, OCLC

By Lorcan Dempsey

The 6th North America-China Library Conference
Dublin, OH (USA)

Dempsey describes how scaling and library leadership are areas to explore and the role OCLC plays in these areas.

Topics: Sourcing and Scaling

The Changing Nature of Collections in a Network Environment

The Changing Nature of Collections in a Network Environment

By Lorcan Dempsey

TRY Library Staff Conference
Toronto (Canada)

Dempsey explores concepts of the changing nature of collections. While collections remain central to research library services and mission, the concept of the collection has in fact changed, to the extent that boundaries between collections and other service areas are blurring.

Topics: Collection Management, Library Trends