Publications

    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.

     

    Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise

    20 August 2020

    Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, Brian Lavoie

    The report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.

    Reflections on Collective Collections

    16 January 2020

    Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas

    Collective collections are the combined holdings of a group of libraries, analyzed and possibly managed as a unified resource. Constructing, understanding, and operationalizing collective collections is an increasingly important aspect of collection management for many libraries. This article presents some general insights about collective collections, drawn from a series of studies conducted by OCLC.

    The US and Canadian Collective Print Book Collection: A 2019 Snapshot

    26 September 2019

    Brian Lavoie

    In this position paper, Lavoie traces the contours of the US and Canadian collective print book collection—the collective print book holdings of all libraries in the US and Canada whose collections are registered in WorldCat. The paper examines the US/Canadian collective print book collection for insight and trends and includes a new rendering of the mega-regional map of US/Canadian Collective Print Book Collections.

    Maple Leaves: Discovering Canada through the Published Record

    21 May 2019

    Brian Lavoie

    OCLC Research identified 10.9 million Canadian publications using WorldCat and mapped this information with Wikidata to trace shifting cultural patterns over time. This report analyzes distinctive features of Canadian publications to examine the Canadian influence on the collective public record.

    Vers un changement de cap : les bibliothèques, expertes en métadonnées au service de la recherche

    11 July 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Contance Malpas

    This excerpt of the OCLC Research Report, The Realities of Research Data Management—published in the French journal Archimag—examines the categories of incentives that inspired four research universities to acquire RDM capacity: compliance, evolving scholarly norms, institutional strategy, and research demand.

    The Realities of Research Data Management Part Four: Sourcing and Scaling University RDM Services

    26 April 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas

    This report series explores how research universities are managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. This fourth report in this series examines the sourcing and scaling choices made by four research universities in their acquisition of research data management (RDM) capacity.

    An Exploration of the Irish Presence in the Published Record

    20 February 2018

    Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey

    OCLC Research identified more than 1.6 million distinct Irish publications using library collections data in WorldCat and mapped this information with DBpedia to trace shifting cultural patterns over time. This report analyzes distinctive features of Irish publications to examine the Irish influence on the collective public record.

    The Realities of Research Data Management Part Three: Incentives for Building University RDM Services

    4 January 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas

    The Realities of Research Data Management series explores the research data management (RDM) capacity acquisition incentives motivating research universities. The third report creates four categories of RDM capacity incentives: compliance, evolving scholarly norms, institutional strategy, and researcher demand.

    The Realities of Research Data Management Part Two: Scoping the University RDM Service Bundle

    28 September 2017

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas