Publications

    Gli effetti della pandemia stanno accelerando lo sviluppo delle collezioni?

    12 November 2021

    Lorcan Dempsey

    In this article, we consider collections in relation to three different points of view and we briefly present three further methodologies of transversal development of collections: optimization, pluralization, and reading computation of large-scale data

    Interview: Collection Directions and Pandemic Effects

    12 November 2021

    Lorcan Dempsey

    In this interview, Lorcan Dempsey discusses his recent work and views on collection directions and how the worldwide pandemic has changed and accelerated trends. 

    Research Information Management in the United States

    11 November 2021

    Rebecca Bryant, Jan Fransen, Pablo de Castro, Brenna Helmstutler, David Scherer

    This two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of research information management (RIM) practices at US research universities, presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders, and system components.

     

    Research Information Management in the United States Part 2 - Case Studies

    11 November 2021

    Rebecca Bryant, Jan Fransen, Pablo de Castro, Brenna Helmstutler, David Scherer

    This two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of research information management (RIM) practices at US research universities, presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders, and system components.

     

    New Model Library: Pandemic Effects and Library Directions

    28 October 2021

    Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel M. Faniel, Brittany Brannon, Joanne Cantrell, Christopher Cyr, Brooke Doyle, Peggy Gallagher, Kem Lang, Brian Lavoie, Janet Mason, and Titia van der Werf

    The COVID-19 pandemic impacted libraries of all types around the world, requiring library leaders to respond to rapidly shifting community and institutional needs. This briefing shares how leaders adapted during the pandemic and what they envision moving forward to help libraries plan strategically.

     

    The Ukrainian Kyrylytsia, Restored: An Automation Project for Adding the Cyrillic Fields to Ukrainian Records in OCLC WorldCat

    18 October 2021

    Jenny Toves, Roman Tashlitskyy, Lana Soglasnova

    A report on the work to add Cyrillic text to 30,000 Ukrainian records in Worldcat. This is part of a continuing effort that has added Cyrillic text to 1.1M Russian records and 25,000 Bulgarian records in Worldcat making the records more accessible to native speakers. The report discusses the obstacles involved when transliterating Latin text back to Cyrillic.

    Retrospective Accessioning

    16 September 2021

    Chela Scott Weber

    Retrospective accessioning is a practice that holistically identifies and attends to gaps in accessioning practice. This preprint is designed to help develop an appropriate retrospective accessioning project at your institution. 

    United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Study 2021

    1 September 2021

    OCLC

    Libraries bring unique strengths and collective strength to global sustainability challenges. To inspire more conversations, expanded engagement, and action that leads to impact, OCLC Global Council set its FY21 area of focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Mobilizing community to transition to the next generation of metadata

    1 July 2021

    Titia van der Werf

    This article highlights community and stakeholder mobilization initiatives in the library and heritage sectors that help in the transition to the next generation of metadata. We draw from the Next Generation of Metadata round table discussions organized by OCLC Research in March 2021. 

    Using collective curation to pay data forward in the life cycle

    11 June 2021

    Ixchel M. Faniel

    Drawing from a study of archaeological excavation teams, four collective curation opportunities are proposed to identify and resolve differences in data and documentation practices that arise in team-based research. To create more integrated, well-documented data, the opportunities attend to integrating people rather than technology. The actions people take as data move through the life cycle become the focal point of change.