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Cues and Clues—How Students Identify Online Resources in the Face of "Container Collapse" (video)

Cues and Clues—How Students Identify Online Resources in the Face of "Container Collapse" (video)

By Brittany Brannon, Amy G. Buhler, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Christopher Cyr

This presentation focuses on the search behaviors and demographic characteristics that impact students’ ability to identify the container of resources that they retrieved from a simulated Google search and is followed by a discussion on the implications for information literacy.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Research Methods, Works in Progress

Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological Excavations

Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological Excavations

By Ixchel M. Faniel

15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyze material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation, particularly among the excavation teams responsible for unearthing the materials and the specialists responsible for analysing them. Yet, findings from a study of four excavation sites show specialist data tend to remain unlinked and decontextualized from excavation data. This presentation highlights findings from the study, opportunities identified for collective curation, and responses from the four excavation projects.

File: PPTX, 29.3MB   Topics: Research Data Management, User Research

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.

File: pptx, 26.9MB   Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections, Collection Management

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Christopher Cyr, Peggy Gallagher

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

OCLC Research presents a novel user research methodology that combines log analysis with semi-structured interviews to determine how library users navigate the path from discovery to access. Indications are, “The methodology used for this study also could be extended beyond discovery systems. Other computerized activities that leave digital traces could be studied using interview protocols based on log analysis.”

File: pptx, 8.6MB   Topics: User Research, Research Methods

What researchers need when deciding whether to reuse data: Experiences from three disciplines

What researchers need when deciding whether to reuse data: Experiences from three disciplines

By Ixchel M. Faniel

NIH Workshop on the Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse
Bethesda, MD, USA

When researchers are deciding whether to reuse data, they need information about data’s context of production from a variety of sources such that data’s quality can be evaluated. This panel presentation compares the different types of context, sources, and data quality attributes quantitative social scientists, zoologists, and archaeologists mentioned needing during interviews and observations about their data reuse.

Recordings are available for each day of the workshop (Day 1 and Day 2).

File: PPTX, 6.1MB   Topics: Research Data Management, User Research

Facilitating Technical Interoperability through Improved Social Interoperability

Facilitating Technical Interoperability through Improved Social Interoperability

By Rebecca Bryant

PIDapalooza
Lisbon, Portugal

This presentation shared about a current OCLC Research project on Institutional Stakeholders in Research Support, oc.lc/stakeholders. We are examining the operations, goals, and pain points of university stakeholders supporting research support activities in order to equip practitioners with greater knowledge for successfully managing enterprise projects. 

File: pptx, 23.3MB   Topics: Institutional Organization, Organizational Identifiers, Researcher Support

OCLC Research Update

OCLC Research Update (video)

By Rachel Frick, Kendra Morgan, Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Philadelphia, PA, USA

In this session, OCLC staff highlighted recent examples of OCLC Research’s collaborative initiatives, presented on a multi-sector collaboration with public libraries in response to the opioid epidemic and discussed OCLC’s current initiatives around operationalizing linked data.

File: video   Topics: Opioid Crisis, Linked Data, Research Library Partnership