Publications

    Library Collaboration as a Strategic Choice: Evaluating Options for Acquiring Capacity

    11 August 2022

    Brian Lavoie

    This report delivers tools and insights to support academic libraries in making strategic decisions about cross-institutional collaboration opportunities to acquire capacity.

     

    Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice

    5 April 2022

    Rachel L. Frick, Merrilee Proffitt

    This community agenda contextualizes the challenges facing the library and information field in inclusive and reparative metadata work and offers a framework of guidance can help frame institutions’ local priorities and areas for change.

    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.

     

    Total Cost of Stewardship: An Annotated Bibliography for Responsible Collection Building

    16 March 2021

    Chela Scott Weber, Martha O’Hara Conway, Nicholas Martin, Gioia Stevens, Brigette Kamsler.

    The Total Cost of Stewardship framework is a holistic approach to understanding the resources needed to responsibly acquire and steward archives and special collections. Included materials: Research Report, Annotated Bibliography, and Tool Suite, which includes a Manual, Cost Estimators, and Communication Tools.

    Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections

    16 March 2021

    Chela Scott Weber, Martha O’Hara Conway, Nicholas Martin, Gioia Stevens, Brigette Kamsler.

    The Total Cost of Stewardship framework is a holistic approach to understanding the resources needed to responsibly acquire and steward archives and special collections. Included materials: Research Report, Annotated Bibliography, and Tool Suite, which includes a Manual, Cost Estimators, and Communication Tools.

    Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections - Tool Suite

    16 March 2021

    Chela Scott Weber, Martha O’Hara Conway, Nicholas Martin, Gioia Stevens, Brigette Kamsler.

    The Total Cost of Stewardship framework is a holistic approach to understanding the resources needed to responsibly acquire and steward archives and special collections. Included materials: Research Report, Annotated Bibliography, and Tool Suite, which includes a Manual, Cost Estimators, and Communication Tools.

    Transforming Metadata into Linked Data to Improve Digital Collection Discoverability: A CONTENTdm Pilot Project

    21 January 2021

    Greta Bahnemann, Michael Carroll, Paul Clough, Mario Einaudi, Chatham Ewing, Jeff Mixter, Jason Roy, Holly Tomren, Bruce Washburn, Elliot Williams

    This report shares the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project findings. In this pilot project, OCLC and five partner institutions investigated methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitized cultural materials.

    Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata

    29 September 2020

    Karen Smith-Yoshimura

    This report synthesizes six years (2015-2020) of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions to trace how metadata services is transitioning into the “next generation of metadata” and its impact on future metadata services and staffing requirements.