View this webinar to learn how the LC Labs team at the Library of Congress is currently experimenting with multiple ways to provide computational access to audiovisual materials.
File: video, 57 minutes Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections, AV Materials
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
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
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
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
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.
File: PPTX, 6.1MB Topics: Research Data Management, User Research
This webinar explores the feasibility of a distributed digital preservation storage service for private and sensitive data held at libraries and archives in the US.
File: video, 51 minutes Topics: Works in Progress
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
The presenters will provide an overview of a pilot project using CONTENTdm to build, preserve, and showcase their digital collections, discuss the lessons learned so far, and preview the work ahead.
File: video, 56 minutes Topics: Linked Data, Works in Progress
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