2017 OCLC Research Presentations List

Using OCLC Work IDs for Discovery

Using OCLC Work IDs for Discovery

By Jim LeBlanc, Frances Webb

In this webinar recording, the presenters review the history, mechanics, and the potential of a collaborative project with OCLC Research to leverage OCLC Work IDs and WorldCat control numbers to cluster works in their discovery system. 

Topics: Works in Progress

Libraries and the University Research Enterprise: An International Perspective

Libraries and the University Research Enterprise: An International Perspective

By Rebecca Bryant, Simon Huggard, Anne Rauh

Charleston Conference
Charleston, South Carolina (USA)

This presentation is an outcome of collaborative research by librarians practicing on three continents through the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and is part of a growing body of research information management research to support libraries, researchers, and institutions.

Topics: Research Information Management

On Shapes and Sizes: Measuring Diversity of Technological Engagement Through Digital Visitors and Residents Maps

On Shapes and Sizes: Measuring Diversity of Technological Engagement Through Digital Visitors and Residents Maps

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, William Harvey, Erin M. Hood

On Shapes and Sizes: Measuring Diversity of Technological Engagement Through Digital Visitors and Residents Maps
Washington, D.C. (USA)

User Studies researchers share findings from the Digital Visitors and Residents project, including how students and faculty engage with technology and library resources online and in person.

Topics: Digital Visitors and Residents, User Research

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information Professionals

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information Professionals

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C. (USA)

In this presentation, Silipigni Connaway describes how people determine whether an online information source is credible and how libraries can play a role in ensuring patrons are accessing trustworthy sources.

Topics: Information Literacy, User Research

Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries

Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries

By Rachel Frick, Jeff Mixter

OCLC Americas Regional Council
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Frick and Mixter make the case for viewing collections as data, how analyzing institutional repository data can provide intelligence on how library materials are being used, the importance of analytics, and OCLC's work in and support of IIIF.

Topics: IIIF, Research Data Management

Using the Semantic Web to Improve Knowledge of Translations

Using the Semantic Web to Improve Knowledge of Translations

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Washington, DC (USA)

Smith-Yoshimura describes how Worldcat contains many rich cataloguing records for translations and how the semantic web can be used to improve associations and present information in the preferred language of the user.

Topics: Linked Data

Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives

Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives

By Christine Bone, Sharon Farnel, Sheila Laroque, Brett Lougheed

This webinar examined how two different organizations – the Association for Manitoba Archives and the University of Alberta Libraries – began the processes of examining subject headings and classification schemes as they relate to Indigenous people.

Topics: Works in Progress, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Libraries, Library Users, and Collections

Libraries, Library Users, and Collections

By Lorcan Dempsey

Jack E. & Debbie T. Thomas Endowed Lecture Series
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of Membership and Research, and Chief Strategist, at OCLC discusses three trends that are changing the character of library collections: the facilitated collection, the collective collection, and the inside-out collection.

Topics: Collective Collections

HathiTrust and Shared Print

HathiTrust and Shared Print

By Lizanne Payne

In this recorded webinar, HathiTrust's Shared Print Program Officer describes the current status and future plans of implementing a shared print agreement among its members to secure long-term availability of print volumes corresponding to HathiTrust digital holdings.

Topics: Shared Print, Works in Progress