Presentations

Wikipedia and libraries opening slide

Wikipedia and Libraries

By Merrilee Proffit

Italian Bibliostar Conference
virtual

This presentation and paper highlights how libraries and Wikimedia can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals and shares success stories from libraires and OCLC working with Wikimedia to connect communities of knowledge.

Topics: Wikimedia

OCLC, Archives, the Research Library Partnership, and You!

OCLC, Archives, the Research Library Partnership, and You!

By Merrilee Proffitt, Chela Scott Weber

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Assembly
virtual

This presentation provides an overview of OCLC’s Membership and Research Division, focusing on how the OCLC Research Library Partnership supports the institutions it serves. Highlights include our Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries; work to supporting stewardship of rare and unique AV Materials; the Collection Building and Operational Impacts working group; and research work in support of a national archival discovery infrastructure for the National Archival Finding Aid Network (NAFAN).

Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Research Library Partnership

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group

By Dennis Massie, Chela Scott Weber, Merrilee Proffitt, Mercy Procaccini

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group
virtual

This presentation features responses to a special set of Round Robin Questions for 2020, suggested by the Art and Architecture Group community, and a report on a forthcoming OCLC Research Project focused on art and museum libraries.  The Roundtable agenda also included updates on the Art Discovery Group Catalog and on new draft protocols for sharing special collections.

Topics: Libraries, Archives and Museums, Archives and Special Collections

The Costs of “Open”: Preliminary Results from a Global Survey

The Costs of “Open”: Preliminary Results from a Global Survey

By Merrilee Proffitt

SCONUL Summer Conference 2019
Manchester (UK)

OCLC conducted a worldwide survey in 2018 that focused on libraries’ ambitions, realities, and investments in support of open content. Here we examine definitions of “open” and share preliminary findings from more than 700 responses on library investments, assessments, and planning.

Topics: Open Access

Trends and Priorities in Canadian Research Libraries: Results of a CARL-OCLC Survey

Trends and Priorities in Canadian Research Libraries: Results of a CARL-OCLC Survey

By Vivian Lewis and Merrilee Proffitt

California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) virtual presentation
Virtual

This presentation focuses on findings from the 2018's Canadian Association of Research Libraries and OCLC Research survey of research libraries in Canada as well as comparative data from complementary surveys conducted by OCLC Research in partnership with the Council of Australian University Libraries and Research Libraries UK.

Topics: Research Library Partnership, Library Trends

Digging into the Research: An Overview of Models and Networks

Digging into the Research: An Overview of Models and Networks

By Brian Lavoie, Rebecca Bryant, and Merrilee Proffitt

OCLC RLP Research Retreat
Dublin, OH (USA)

Three researchers and program officers share how OCLC Research develops models to help research libraries (and others) with sensemaking, striving for our models to be useful and to facilitate big picture thinking.

Topics: Research Methods, Research Library Partnership

Trends and Priorities in Canadian Research Libraries: Results of a CARL-OCLC Survey

Trends and Priorities in Canadian Research Libraries: Results of a CARL-OCLC Survey

By Vivian Lewis and Merrilee Proffitt

CNI Spring Membership Meeting
St. Louis, MO (USA)

This briefing focused on findings from the 2018's Canadian Association of Research Libraries and OCLC Research survey of research libraries in Canada as well as comparative data from complementary surveys conducted by OCLC Research in partnership with the Council of Australian University Libraries and Research Libraries UK.

Topics: Research Library Partnership, Library Trends