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Diversifying library collections creates new and enhanced relationships

Works in Progress Webinar: Diversifying library collections through student-led collection development

By Camilla MacKay, Arleen Zimmerle

This webinar outlines a library-run student internship aimed at promoting diversity in the Bryn Mawr College Libraries’ collections. The program empowers students with the knowledge and budget to select and purchase diverse popular reading material from independent bookstores.

Topics: Works in Progress, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Photo depicting three layers of digital infrastructure; Virtual machines and web servers, active storage, dark storage and backups

Works in Progress Webinar: Will our future selves thank us? Examining born-digital curation practices at the University of Kentucky Libraries

By Ruth E. Bryan, Emily B. Collier, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Andrew McDonnell, Megan Mummey,

During this webinar, archivists and librarians from the University of Kentucky Libraries share recent challenges, successes, and practical tips for stewarding born-digital collections.

Topics: Works in Progress, Born-Digital Special Collections

Different Ways of Seeing: Innovative Research Methods in LIS

Different Ways of Seeing: Innovative Research Methods in LIS

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

IFLA Midterm
Rome, Italy

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Executive Director, Research, OCLC, discussed innovative data collection methods being used in library and information science research. will provided examples of some of these methods used in various projects, including OCLC Research projects.

Library in the Life of the Community: Preparing for a Global Information Environment

Library in the Life of the Community: Preparing for a Global Information Environment

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

IV Jornadas de Estudiantes de Ciencias de la Documentación
Madrid, Spain

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Executive Director, Research, OCLC, presented research that was conducted at OCLC addressing community-focused programming, spaces, and collections. She discussed the knowledge and skills required of information professionals in a global information environment.

Topics: User Research

Towards diversifying collections—implementing strategies

Works in Progress Webinar: Towards diversifying collections—Implementing strategies

By Annette Day, Jennifer Culley, Amy Tureen

In this webinar, colleagues from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) discuss their ongoing efforts to identify and implement sustainable practices for building diverse collections, including work at SPSCC to utilize reparations-informed practices.

Topics: Works in Progress, Collection Management, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Research Information Management in the US (RIMS): Three key observations. A Works in Progress Webinar.

Works in Progress Webinar: Lessons learned from implementing research information management systems (RIMS) in the US

By Jason Glenn, Brian Mathews, Laura Simon, Mark Zulauf

This webinar features examples of RIMS implementations at three US research universities. The presenters share project goals, drivers, products, and scope, as well as the significant and ongoing challenges of securing researcher and campus buy-in.

Topics: Research Information Management, Works in Progress

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Weaving the fabric of library collaboration: Reflections on recent OCLC Research findings

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

SCELCapalooza 2024
Los Angeles, California, USA

Collaboration can be an important strategy for libraries as they seek to reduce redundancies, leverage complementarities, highlight their strengths, and find pathways through emerging facets of the library mission. OCLC Research has built an extensive body of work on library collaboration that explores this topic from a range of perspectives, including collaboration across institutions and within institutions; collaboration in key areas of library strategic interest, including research data management, specialized collections, and public librarianship; data-driven analysis to support identifying and managing collaborative opportunities; and collaboration as a key pillar for visions of the a New Model Library of the future. This presentation will weave together findings from these studies to offer a foundation for a deeper understanding of the strategic decision of choosing collaboration, how to make it successful and sustainable, and its enduring relevance for 21st century libraries.