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OCLC Research

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Works: 125 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 802 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: sht, Publisher, Sponsor, Originator
Classifications: Z666.73.L56, 025.0427
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Most widely held works by OCLC Research
Library Linked Data in the Cloud : OCLC's Experiments with New Models of Resource Description by Carol Jean Godby( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
This book describes OCLC's contributions to the transformation of the Internet from a web of documents to a Web of Data. The new Web is a growing "cloud" of interconnected resources that identify the things people want to know about when they approach the Internet with an information need. The linked data architecture has achieved critical mass just as it has become clear that library standards for resource description are nearing obsolescence. Working for the world's largest library cooperative, OCLC researchers have been active participants in the development of next-generation standards for library resource description. By engaging with an international community of library and Web standards experts, they have published some of the most widely used RDF datasets representing library collections and librarianship
Understanding the collective collection : towards a system-wide perspective on library print collections by Lorcan Dempsey( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A compilation of previously-published articles and reports authored by OCLC Research staff and collaborators and published between 2006 and 2013. This collection focuses on the changes in focus, boundaries and value of library collections as the shift from primarily hardcopy (e.g., print) collections to digital resources and networks occurs in libraries
The library in the life of the user : engaging with people where they live and learn by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A compilation of previously published articles representing a decade of OCLC Research staff's collaborative work in the "user studies" OCLC Research theme
Reordering Ranganathan : shifting user behaviors, shifting priorities by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
S.R. Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science provide a broad framework for designing and evaluating library programmes, activities and services. The laws continue to be extensively cited even today suggesting their continued relevance. This paper attempts to interpret the five laws in the present day context of information abundance, digital revolution, currently available resources and services, and user behaviours. The idea has been to suggest how libraries and librarians can better connect to those behaviours. After examining the changing roles of the Five Laws on the basis of findings of recent research, the paper suggests reordering and reframing of the Five Laws of Library Science. A number of recommendations for realizing the intent of the laws have also been made
Making archival and special collections more accessible ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of previously-published reports and articles related to work OCLC Research has done to help achieve the economies and efficiencies that permit unique materials in archives and library special collections to be effectively described, properly disclosed, successfully discovered and appropriately delivered. Achieving control over these collections in an economic fashion will mean that current resources can have a broader impact or be invested elsewhere in other activities
Seeking synchronicity : revelations and recommendations for virtual reference by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Presents a distillation of prior research work (2005-2008) by the authors and by others about -- or relevant to -- library virtual reference (VR) services. Additionally, the authors provide recommendations on how libraries may sustain and develop VR services and systems
Cloud-sourcing research collections : managing print in the mass-digitized library environment by Constance Malpas( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A report of key findings of the Cloud Library project, an effort jointly designed and executed by OCLC Research, the HathiTrust, New York University's Elmer Bobst Library, and the Research Collections Access & Preservation (ReCAP) consortium, with support from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The objective of the project was to examine the feasibility of outsourcing management of low-use print books held in academic libraries to shared service providers, including large-scale print and digital repositories
Print management at "Mega-scale" : a regional perspective on print book collections in North America by Brian F Lavoie( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Using a mega-regions ("geographical regions defined on the basis of economic integration and other forms of interdependence") framework to model regional consolidation of shared print book library collections, this report explores a counterfactual scenario where local US and Canadian print book library collections are consolidated into regional shared collections. The analysis in this paper builds upon findings from the OCLC Research report, Cloud-sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-digitized Library Environment (2011), and draws upon bibliographic and library holdings data from the WorldCat database
The evolving scholarly record by Brian F Lavoie( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Presents a conceptual framework of the nature and scope of the evolving scholarly record to help organize and drive discussions about the evolution of scholarship. The framework presents a high-level view of the categories of materials the scholarly record potentially may encompass, as well as the key stakeholder roles -- and configurations of those roles -- associated with the scholarly record
Scholarly information practices in the online environment : themes from the literature and implications for library service development by Carole L Palmer( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This review reports on the state of knowledge on scholarly information behavior, focusing on the information activities involved in the research process and how they differ among disciplines. It provides an empirical basis for identifying promising directions and setting priorities for development of digital information services to support and advance scholarship
Stewardship of the evolving scholarly record : from the invisible hand to conscious coordination by Brian F Lavoie( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The scholarly record is increasingly digital and networked, while at the same time expanding in both the volume and diversity of the material it contains. The long-term future of the scholarly record cannot be effectively secured with traditional stewardship models developed for print scholarly materials. This paper discusses the evolving scholarly record in the context of challenges raised for securing its long-term preservation and accessibility. We present a view of the salient features of future stewardship models adapted to the characteristics of a digital, networked scholarly record, and discuss practical implications of implementing these models
Common ground : exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC by Carol Jean Godby( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This document describes the progression of the BIBFRAME model developed by the Library of Congress and models based on Schema.org developed by OCLC, while also analyzing the alignment of the two models. Recommendations for closer alignment of the Library of Congress and OCLC linked data models are also addressed
Rapid capture faster throughput in digitization of special collections by Ricky Erway( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Nine case studies illustrate processes and procedures institutions have adopted to speed up digitization of special collections
Implications of MARC tag usage on library metadata practices ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries by Iain Mac Colla( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Presents a synthesis of key findings about the research information habits of scholars in the U.S. and the U.K. as presented in two 2010 reports [Kroll, Susan, and Rick Forsman (2010) A slice of research life information support for research in the United States, and, Research Information Network (Organization), and Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (University College, London). (2010) Research support services in UK universities a Research Information Network report] -- commissioned by OCLC Research and the Research Information Network -- and other sources. Discusses the relationship of scholars' needs and expectations to the provision of appropriate library services
Taking our pulse : the OCLC Research survey of special collections and archives by Jackie M Dooley( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A report of an OCLC Research survey of library special collections holdings and practices at selected institutions belonging to one or more of the following groups: Association of Research Libraries (ARL); Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL); Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA); Oberlin Group; RLG Partnership (U.S. and Canada)
Scan and deliver! managing user-initiated digitization in special collections and archives by Jennifer Schaffner( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Presents strategies for institutions to provide efficient and economical delivery of digitized scans of analog materials in library special collections to fulfill patron-driven requests
If you build it, will they fund? : making research data management sustainable by Ricky Erway( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This document explores the pros and cons of possible funding sources to assist research libraries in supporting the research data management needs of scholars and other researchers. Brief, country-specific information about funding sources in five countries (Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) and one special administrative area (Hong Kong) is provided in an appendix
Beyond the silos of the LAMs : collaboration among libraries, archives and museums by Diane Zorich( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Highlights lessons learned from five LAM (Libraries, Archives, Museums) workshops held at RLG partner institutions in the US and the UK, and contains information about inspiring collaborative projects in campus environments
The digital information seeker : report of the findings from selected OCLC, RIN, and JISC user behaviour projects by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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