OCLC Full Reports List


Date Reports Related Work
4 January 2018 The Realities of Research Data Management Part Three: Incentives for Building University RDM Services Research Collections and Support
7 December 2017 Convenience and Compliance: Case Studies on Persistent Identifiers in European Research Information Management Research Collections and Support
21 November 2017 The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents: Facets of Online Engagement User Studies
31 October 2017 Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries Research Collections and Support
19 October 2017 Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role Research Collections and Support
28 September 2017 The Realities of Research Data Management: Part Two: Scoping the University RDM Service Bundle Research Collections and Support
2 August 2017 The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Synthesis of the Harvard Library's Hazen Memorial Symposium Research Collections and Support
8 June 2017 Shifting Gears: Gearing Up to Get into the Flow, Second Edition Research Collections and Support
27 April 2017 Demystifying IT: A Framework for Shared Understanding between Archivists and IT Professionals Research Collections and Support
30 March 2017 The Realities of Research Data Management Part 1: A Tour of the Research Data Management (RDM) Service Space Research Collections and Support
23 January 2017 Advancing the National Digital Platform: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries Scaling Learning
23 June 2016 Integrating the Library in the Life of the User: An Annotated Bibliography of Practical Ideas User Studies
2 June 2016 Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection  #oclcresearch Understanding the System-wide Library
3 May 2016 Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI  #orgidreport #oclcresearch Research Collections and Support
13 April 2016 Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program  #oclcresearch Research Collections and Support
29 February 2016 OCLC Research: 2015 Highlights  #oclcresearch OCLC Research Themes
7 January 2016 Ricky Erway and Amanda Rinehart. If You Build It, Will They Fund? Making Research Data Management Sustainable  #oclcresearch Research Collections and Support
16 December 2015 Merrilee Proffitt, James Michalko and Melissa Renspie. Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging  #oclcr User Studies
9 November 2015 Lynn Silipigni Connaway, comp. The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn  #oclcresearch User Studies
7 July 2015 Jackie Dooley. The Archival Advantage: Integrating Archival Expertise into Management of Born-digital Library Materials  #oclcresearch #bdreport Research Collections and Support
29 June 2015 Brian Lavoie and Constance Malpas. Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination  #oclcresearch Understanding the System-wide Library
20 May 2015 Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible  #oclcresearch Research Collections and Support
4 May 2015 OCLC Research: 2014 Highlights  #oclcresearch OCLC Research Themes
27 January 2015 Carol Jean Godby and Ray Denenberg. Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC #ldmodels OCLC Linked Data Research
27 October 2014 Karen Smith-Yoshimura,  Micah Altman, Michael Conlon, Ana Lupe Cristán, Laura Dawson, Joanne Dunham, Thom Hickey, Daniel Hook, Wolfram Horstmann, Andrew MacEwan, Philip Schreur, Laura Smart, Melanie Wacker, and Saskia Woutersen. Registering Researchers in Authority Files #rrafreport
(Supplements to the report are also available from the link above.)
Registering Researchers in Authority Files
13 October 2014 Brian Lavoie. Kiwis in the Collection: The New Zealand Presence in the Published Record  #nzreport Scope and Diffusion of National Presence in the Published Record
14 August 2014 Ricky Erway, Ben Goldman and Matthew McKinley. Agreement Elements for Outsourcing Transfer of Born Digital Content  #bdreport Demystifying Born Digital
30 June 2014 Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ixchel Faniel. Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities  #rrreport User Behavior Studies & Synthesis
5 June 2014 Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, and Titia van der Werf. The Evolving Scholarly Record  #scholrec Changes in Scholarly Communication
28 April 2014 Wouter Kool, Brian Lavoie and Titia van der Werf. Preservation Health Check: Monitoring Threats to Digital Repository Content   #phcpilot Preservation Health Check
8 April 2014 OCLC Research: 2013 Activity Report  #oclcresearch OCLC Research Themes
25 March 2014 Constance Malpas and Brian Lavoie. Right-scaling Stewardship: A Multi-scale Perspective on Cooperative Print Management   #printscale Right-scaling Stewardship: A System-wide Perspective on Print Books in the CIC
6 February 2014 Jennifer Schaffner and Ricky Erway. Does Every Research Library Need a Digital Humanities Center? Advancing the Research Mission
12 December 2013 Lorcan Dempsey, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Roger C. Schonfeld, JD Shipengrover, and Günter Waibel. Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections

Introduction by Lorcan Dempsey, The Emergence of the Collective Collection: Analyzing Aggregate Print Library Holdings
Understanding the System-wide Library
5 December 2013 Ricky Erway. Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy Role of Libraries in Data Curation
17 September 2013 Brian Lavoie. Not Scotch But Rum: The Scope and Diffusion of the Scottish Presence in the Published Record Understanding the System-wide Library
26 August 2013 Jeffrey Mixter and Eric R. Childress. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Users: Summary and Case Studies FAST
16 August 2013 Bruce Washburn, Ellen Eckert, and Merrilee Proffitt. Social Media and Archives: A Survey of Archive Users ArchiveGrid
8 July 2013 Dennis Massie. Tiers for Fears: Sensible, Streamlined Sharing of Special Collections Sharing Special Collections
26 June 2013 Carol Jean Godby. The Relationship between BIBFRAME and OCLC's Linked-Data Model of Bibliographic Description: A Working Paper (.pdf: 503 KB, 39 .pp)
OCLC Linked Data Research
21 June 2013 OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report OCLC Research Activities
19 June 2013 Julianna Barrera-Gomez and Ricky Erway. Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house
Demystifying Born Digital
13 February 2013 Jackie M. Dooley, Rachel Beckett, Alison Cullingford, Katie Sambrook, Chris Sheppard, and Sue Worrall. Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland
11 September 2012 Ricky Erway. Swatting the Long Tail of Digital Media: A Call for Collaboration. Demystifying Born Digital
23 August 2012 Ricky Erway. You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media. Demystifying Born Digital
17 July 2012 Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas and JD Shipengrover. Print Management at "Mega-scale": A Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America. Print Management at "Mega-scale": A Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America
21 May 2012 Carol Jean Godby. A Crosswalk from ONIX Version 3.0 for Books to MARC 21. Metadata Schema Transformation Services
18 April 2012 OCLC Research: 2011 Activity Report OCLC Research Activities
11 April 2012 Ricky Erway. Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories. Changes in Scholarly Communication
22 March 2012 Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Rose Holley. Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums Part 3: Recommendations and Readings

Executive Summary (.pdf: 464 KB/20 pp.)
Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata
16 December 2011 Karen Smith-Yoshimura, Carol Jean Godby, Helice Koffler, Ken Varnum, and Elizabeth Yakel. Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums Part 2: Survey Analysis

Executive Summary (.pdf: 464 KB/20 pp.)
Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata
3 October 2011 Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Cyndi Shein. Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums Part 1: Site Reviews

Executive Summary (.pdf: 464 KB/20 pp.)
Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata
26 September 2011 Martha O'Hara Conway and Merrilee Proffitt. Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment Develop a Holistic Approach to Archival Collections Assessment
21 September 2011 OhioLINK Collection Building Task Force, Julia Gammon, and Edward T. O'Neill. OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011 OhioLINK Collection and Circulation Analysis
22 August 2011 Prescott, Leah and Ricky Erway. Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail Single Search for Library, Archive and Museum Collections
18 July 2011 Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, Marie L. Radford. Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference Seeking Synchronicity: Evaluating Virtual Reference Services from User, Non-User and Librarian Perspectives
23 June 2011 MacColl, John, and Michael Jubb. Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries Support for Research Workflows
03 May 2011 Erway, Ricky. Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections Rapid Capture: Mass Digitization of Special Collections
13 April 2011 Jennifer Schaffner, Francine Snyder, and Shannon Supple. Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives Streamlining Photography and Scanning
6 January 2011 Malpas, Constance . Cloud-sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-digitized Library Environment (.pdf: 3.4MB/76 pp.)

Read the report release announcement.
Shared Research Collections
16 November 2010 Erway, Ricky. Defining "Born Digital" (.pdf: 35.1K/4 pp.) Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the US and Canada
27 October 2010 Dooley, Jackie M., and Katherine Luce. Taking our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives (.pdf: 1.5MB/153 pp.) Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the US and Canada
25 August 2010 Waibel, Günter. Collaboration Contexts: Framing Local, Group and Global Solutions (.pdf: 84K/8 pp.) Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration Forum
16 June 2010 Kroll, Susan, and Rick Forsman. A Slice of Research Life: Information Support for Research in the United States Support for Research Workflows
17 May 2010 Massie, Dennis. Greening Interlibrary Loan Practices (.pdf: 833K/64 pp.).  
9 April 2010 Godby, Carol Jean. Mapping ONIX to MARC (.pdf: 190K/32 pp.). Associated crosswalk available online at http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-14a.xls (.xls: 180K/14 sheets). Metadata Schema Transformation Services
25 March 2010 Michalko, James, Constance Malpas and Arnold Arcolio. Research Libraries, Risk and Systemic Change (.pdf: 579K/20 pp.).  
13 March 2010

Smith-Yoshimura, Karen, Catherine Argus, Timothy J. Dickey, Chew Chiat Naun, Lisa Rowlinson de Ortiz, and Hugh Taylor. Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices (.pdf: 771K/72 pp.).

A set of data tables too extensive for inclusion in the body of this report are available as an Excel spreadsheet workbook (.xls: 2.2MB/12 sheets).

Gather Evidence to Inform Changes Needed in MARC Metadata Practices
26 Februrary 2010 Combs, Michele, Mark A. Matienzo, Merrilee Proffitt, and Lisa Spiro. Over, Under, Around, and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD Implementation (.pdf: 646K/44 pp.). Barriers to Using EAD Project
23 February 2010 Miller, Lisa, Steven K. Galbraith, et al. " Capture and Release": Digital Cameras in the Reading Room (.pdf: 133K/16 pp.). Streamlining Photography and Scanning
11 February 2010 Waibel, Günter, Ralph LeVan and Bruce Washburn. Museum Data Exchange: Learning How to Share (pdf: 2MB/50 pp.). Museum Data Exchange Project
07 January 2010 MacColl, John. Research Assessment and the Role of the Library (.pdf: 267K/13pp.). Survey of Current Practice in Research Assessment
17 December 2009 Key Perspectives Ltd. A Comparative Review of Research Assessment Regimes in Five Countries and the Role of Libraries in the Research Assessment Process (.pdf: 292K/51 pp.). Survey of Current Practice in Research Assessment
01 December 2009 Waibel, Günter and Dennis Massie. Catalyzing Collaboration: Seven New York City Libraries (.pdf: 974K/49 pp.).  
11 November 2009 Bourg, Chris, Ross Coleman, and Ricky Erway. Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto Report (.pdf: 57K/2 pp.). Research Information Management Roadmap
18 May 2009 Schaffner, Jennifer. The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections, Synthesized from User Studies (.pdf: 191K/18 pp.). Synthesize Research on Users Studies
30 April 2009 Smith-Yoshimura, Karen. Networking Names (.pdf: 135K/25 pp.). Prototype a Cooperative Identities Hub
11 March 2009 Erway, Ricky. Impact of the Google Book Settlement on Libraries (Revised Version) (.pdf: 65K/7 pp.).  
22 January 2009 Malpas, Constance. RLG Partnership Shared Print Collections Working Group Shared Print Policy Review Report (.pdf: 161K/23 pp.). Analyze Current Shared Print Policy Frameworks Project
20 January 2009 Ayers, Leighann, Beth Picknally Camden, Lisa German, Peggy Johnson, Caroline Miller and Karen Smith-Yoshimura. What We've Learned from the RLG Partners Metadata Creation Workflows Survey (.pdf: 173K/23 pp.). Share Best Practices for Metadata Creation Workflows Project
20 January 2009 Palmer, Carole L., Lauren C. Teffeau and Carrie M. Pirmann. Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development (.pdf: 412K/59 pp.). Scholarly Information Practices Project
26 September 2008 Zorich, Diane, Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway. Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums (.pdf: 334K/59 pp.). Library, Archive and Museum Collaboration Program
18 July 2008 Proffitt, Merrilee and Jennifer Schaffner. The Impact of Digitizing Special Collections on Teaching and Scholarship: Reflections on a Symposium about Digitization and the Humanities (.pdf: 70K/10 pp.). RLG Programs Digitization and the Humanities Symposium
27 May 2008 Erway, Ricky. Seeking Sustainability (.pdf: 87K/15 pp.). Bringing Special Collections into the Large-Scale Digitization Milieu Project
2 May 2008 Lavoie, Brian and Günter Waibel. An Art Resource in New York: The Collective Collection of the NYARC Art Museum Libraries (.pdf: 136K/18 pp.). Prepare Collection Analysis of Four Art Libraries as Intelligence for Collaborative Agreements Project
27 March 2008 Proffitt, Merrilee, Arnold Arcolio, and Constance Malpas. Copyright Investigation Summary Report (.pdf: 35K/6 pp.). Contribute to the Develpoment of a Registry of Copyright Evidence Project
27 November 2007

Smith-Yoshimura, Karen. RLG Programs Descriptive Metadata Practices Survey Results (.pdf: 99K/13 pp.).

Smith-Yoshimura, Karen and Diane Cellentani. RLG Programs Descriptive Metadata Practices Survey Results: Data Supplement (.pdf: 258K/46 pp.).

Establish a baseline understanding of metadata practices Project
15 November 2007 Kaufman, Peter and Jeff Ubois. " Good Terms—Improving Commercial-Noncommercial Partnerships for Mass Digitization; A Report Prepared by Intelligent Television for RLG Programs, OCLC Programs and Research." D-Lib Magazine, 13,11/12. Mass Digitization Partnerships Project
2 November 2007 Payne, Lizanne. Library Storage Facilities and the Future of Print Collections in North America (.pdf: 227K/ 35pp.). Shared Print Collections Program
19 October 2007 Erway, Ricky and Jennifer Schaffner. Shifting Gears: Gearing Up to Get Into the Flow (.pdf: 86K/ 11pp.). Bringing Special Collections into the Large-scale Digitization Milieu Project