ALA Annual 2023 Research Updated

OCLC Research Update: Partner with Purpose for Greater Impact

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Kendra Morgan, Dennis Massie

ALA Annual 2023
Chicago, Il

This presentation shares recent and planned activities from OCLC Research and WebJunction supporting libraries as they seek to increase their reach and impact. This session covers learning tools, strategic frameworks, and updates on ongoing and planned research that can help library staff collaborate with their community, partners, and networks with purpose.

Collaboration for sustainability: Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection

Collaboration for sustainability: Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection

By Brain Lavoie, Dennis Massie, Chela Scott Weber

Art Information: Reflection and The Future—The Art Discovery Group Catalogue (ADGC)

Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection (OpArt) is an OCLC Research project exploring opportunities for collaboration between art, academic, and independent research libraries. This presentation reports on the project’s first two phases: an art research collective collection analysis using WorldCat data, and an analysis of interlibrary loan (ILL) sharing patterns using five years of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan data.

Topics: Collective Collections

SHARES Sharing Special Collections draft principles and protocols

SHARES Sharing Special Collections: draft principles and protocols

By Dennis Massie, Brian Miller


These draft Principles and Protocols are meant to reflect the SHARES philosophy of liberal lending policies which promote access, enrich research, and support a collaborative environment between partner libraries. 

Topics: SHARES, Archives and Special Collections