Presentations

Building Tools for Informed Decision-making: An Update From the OCLC Research Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group

Building Tools for Informed Decision-making: An Update From the OCLC Research Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group

By Chela Scott Weber

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
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.

File: pptx, 10.1MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections

OCLC Research Update: Active Engagement

OCLC Research Update: Active Engagement

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Andrew K. Pace, Chela Scott Weber

ALA Annual Conference
Washington, DC (USA)

OCLC Research examines the challenges and issues currently facing libraries and explores new and emerging areas of librarianship.  

File: video, 49 minutes  

The Limits to Growth: an Introduction

The Limits to Growth: An Introduction

By Chela Scott Weber

RBMS 2019
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.   

File: pptx, 14.5MB   Topics: Collective Collections

OCLC RLP Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group Update

OCLC RLP Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group Update (video)

By Chela Scott Weber, Gordon Daines, Carrie Hintz, Mary Kidd

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.

File: video, 52 minutes   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Collection Management

OCLC Research Library Partnership: Overview & Opportunities​

OCLC Research Library Partnership: Overview & Opportunities​

By Chela Scott Weber

Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA) Annual Directors’ Meeting
Richmond, VA​ (USA)

Weber provides an overview of the OCLC Research Library Partnership, current areas of focus and investigation, and opportunities for involvement.

File: pptx, 19.7MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership

Collections as Data

Collections as Data (video)

By Thomas Padilla

In this webinar, Principle Investigator Thomas Padilla introduces the concept of collections as data and describes its progressive development across two grant-funded projects.

File: video, 59 minutes  

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda (video)

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda (video)

By Chela Scott Weber

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.

File: video, 26 minutes   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda

By Chela Scott Weber

SAA Archives Records 2018 Conference
Washington, DC (USA)

OCLC Research has a long history of work in the area of archives, special, and distinctive collections in research libraries. Weber discusses the many areas of investigation we are doing in these areas and next steps for the work.

File: pptx, 2.1MB   Topics: Archives and Special Collections

Overview of Three Areas of Research by the OCLC Research Library Partnership

Overview of Three Areas of Research by the OCLC Research Library Partnership

By Roy Tennant, Chela Scott Weber, Rebecca Bryant, Constance Malpas

OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) program officers and researchers provide an overview of three areas of ongoing work of the RLP: a research and learning agenda for archives and special collections; research information management; and the university futures, library futures project.

File: pdf, 4.3MB   Topics: Research Agendas, Research Information Management, Library Futures