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
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
Weber shares the suite of tools created by the OCLC Research Library Partnership’s Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group, designed to support shared, informed collection building decisions for special collections that factor in the full resources required for ongoing stewardship of a potential acquisition.
Recording available from CNI on Vimeo.
Topics: Archives and Special Collections
Austin, Texas (USA)
Weber gives a preview of the communication and cost estimation tools the Collection Building and Operational Impacts working group is developing. The group’s work centers on examining current collecting and collection management practices, building tools to help integrate collection management considerations into the collection development process, and facilitating communication between colleagues.
Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections
Washington, DC (USA)
OCLC Research examines the challenges and issues currently facing libraries and explores new and emerging areas of librarianship.
Baltimore, MD (USA)
While colleagues in the circulating library have developed sophisticated collective collection strategies as an alternative to building comprehensive collections, the growth imperative has gone relatively unexamined in special collections. This panel explores our responsibilities related to resource allocation and collection growth in the age of climate change, and imagine what it might look like to alter our growth patterns.
Topics: Collective Collections
In this webinar, the Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group shares its work to explore the intersections between current collecting and collection management practices; seek ways to better integrate collection management considerations into the collection development process; and bring together colleagues across these important, interdependent functions.
Topics: Research Library Partnership, Collection Management, Works in Progress
Richmond, VA (USA)
Weber provides an overview of the OCLC Research Library Partnership, current areas of focus and investigation, and opportunities for involvement.
Topics: Research Library Partnership
In this webinar, Principle Investigator Thomas Padilla introduces the concept of collections as data and describes its progressive development across two grant-funded projects.
Topics: Works in Progress
In this “office hours” style webinar, Chela Scott Weber gives an overview of the Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries, and hosts a conversation for RLP members to ask questions and give input on where action from the RLP is most beneficial for their institutions.
Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress