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Lavoie, Brian F.

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Works: 48 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 127 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Catalogs 
Roles: Researcher, Research team member, Research team head
Classifications: Z687.15, 025.04
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Most widely held works by Brian F Lavoie
Print management at "Mega-scale" a regional perspective on print book collections in North America by Brian F Lavoie ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries 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
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 20 WorldCat member 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
Building web-scale libraries : libraries, networks and services by Lorcan Dempsey ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incentives to preserve digital materials : roles, scenarios, and economic decision-making by Brian F Lavoie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An art resource in New York the collective collection of the NYARC art museum libraries by Brian F Lavoie ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Open Archival Information System reference model : introductory guide by Brian F Lavoie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Real options and the management of R & D investment : an analysis of comparative advantage, market structure, and industry dynamics in biotechnology by Brian F Lavoie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Real options are used to analyze the US comparative advantage in biotechnology R & D and production, and the pattern of biotechnology industry dynamics characterized by start-ups', early entry and multinationals' lagged entry. The fundamental economic problem is to explain asymmetric R & D investment behavior across types of firms, differentiated by country or organizational structure. R & D investment decision-making is formulated as an option management problem; heterogeneity across firm types within the investment process motivates asymmetric strategies for managing the option to invest. US firms invest at a faster per-period rate, and face a less uncertain domestic regulatory regime, than European firms. This heterogeneity motivates a more aggressive strategy for managing the option to invest in biotechnology R & D for US firms compared to European firms. Simulated R & D investment behavior based on this result indicates US firms, on average, initiate more R & D projects, commence investment sooner, innovate more rapidly, persevere longer in the face of mounting costs, are less selective about projects based on expected return, and successfully complete more projects, than European firms. These results are consistent with a scenario where biotechnology R & D and production concentrates in the US. Heterogeneity distinguishing start-ups and multinationals leads to option management strategies specific to each type of firm. Start-ups can reduce irreversibility by selling their proprietary knowledge stocks. Multinationals can resolve technical uncertainty while still preserving the option to invest. Under a range of investment conditions, availability of the type-specific strategies leads multinationals to delay full commitment to R & D in favor of a limited commitment to resolve technical uncertainty, while start-ups exercise the option to invest with a full commitment to R & D immediately. The type-specific strategies enhance R & D investment opportunity valuations, and increase the range of economically feasible R & D investments, for both types of firms, relative to the case where these strategies are not available. These results are consistent with a pattern of industry dynamics reflecting early entry by start-ups, and lagged entry by multinationals
Keeping research data safe a cost model and guidance for UK universities by Neil Beagrie ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study has investigated the medium to long term costs to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of the preservation of research data and developed guidance to HEFCE and institutions on these issues. It has provided an essential methodological foundation on research data costs for the forthcoming HEFCE-sponsored feasibility study for a UK Research Data Service
Keeping research data safe 2 by Neil Beagrie ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Keeping Research Data Safe 2 (KRDS2) project has built on [the first Keeping Research Data Safe study] and delivered the following: 1) A survey of cost information for digital preservation, collating and making available 13 survey responses for different cost datasets; 2) The KRDS activity model has been reviewed and its presentation and usability enhanced; 3) Cost information for four organisations (the Archaeology Data Service; National Digital Archive of Datasets; UK Data Archive; and University of Oxford) has been analysed in depth and presented in case studies; 4) A benefits framework has been produced and illustrated with two benefit case studies from the National Crystallography Service at Southampton University and the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex
The top 25 US public libraries' collective collection, as represented in WorldCat a briefing paper prepared for the National Digital Public Library Conference, Los Angeles Public Library, 15-17 November 2011 by Brian F Lavoie ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper presents some characteristics of the collective collection of the top 25 US public libraries, ranked by collection size. The statistics reported here are based on data from a July 2011 copy of the WorldCat bibliographic database. The data reflects institutional collections as they are cataloged and represented in WorldCat. The accuracy of holdings data in WorldCat may be lessened by the presence of duplicate records, cataloging errors, and other sources of inconsistency
The concept of a work in WorldCat an application of FRBR by Rick Bennett ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper explores the concept of a work in WorldCat, the OCLC Online Union Catalog, using the hierarchy of bibliographic entities defined in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) report. A methodology is described for constructing a sample of works by applying the FRBR model to randomly selected WorldCat records
Not scotch, but rum the scope and diffusion of the Scottish presence in the published record by Brian F Lavoie ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report uses Scotland as a case study to illustrate the concept of a national presence in the published record. The concept of a national presence is defined and operationalized in WorldCat data through a methodology that emphasizes machine processing with minimal manual intervention. The Scottish national presence in the published record is extracted from the global library resource represented in WorldCat, and characterized along a variety of dimensions. In addition, library holdings data is used to track the international diffusion and impact of the Scottish national presence within the context of the published record
Preservation metadata and the OAIS Information Model a metadata framework to support the preservation of digital objects, a report ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the report and recommendations from the OCLC/RLG Working Group on preservation metadata in PDF format. The framework aims to meet the requirements of the OAIS reference model for content information and preservation description information and draws on the metadata recommendations of CEDARS, OCLC, NEDLIB and the National Library of Australia, with refinements by Working Group members
How World Wide is the Web? trends in the internationalization of Web sites by Brian F Lavoie ( )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Web is often characterized as a universal information space, in the sense that the provision of and access to Web content is open to all. It is well known, however, that the majority of Web content originates from a small group of English-speaking countries, chiefly the United States. This paper examines trends in the internationalization of Web content, and in particular, whether the Web is becoming increasingly globalized as it matures, and to what segment of the world's countries and languages it currently extends. Sample data from 1998 and 1999 suggests that the Web's content is still far from a true global cross-section, but is slowly expanding both in terms of its geographical origins and the languages in which it is made available
Books without boundaries a brief tour of the system-wide print book collection by Brian F Lavoie ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Print book collections are facing significant transformation in response to mass digitization, remote storage, and preservation. These issues should be considered within a system-wide context in which individual print book collections are viewed not as isolated units, but rather as parts of a larger whole. As libraries look beyond the boundaries of their local print book collections to consider system-wide implications, they will need to be equipped with data and analysis about the system-wide print book collection. This paper provides a brief overview of the system-wide print book collection, defined as the combined print book holdings of libraries everywhere, as reflected in the WorldCat bibliographic database. Issues addressed include the size of the collection; holdings patterns; distribution by publication date and language; and the relationship of the system-wide print book collection to overall book production. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of some implications of the analysis, and possible directions for future research
Web Characterization Project needs library input by Brian F Lavoie ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The OCLC Office of Research seeks librarians and library professionals to provide input to aid the Web Characterization project. Web characterization, a new field of research, describes the structure, size, usage and content of the Web. Responses to an online survey form will help focus the Web Characterization projects research on meeting the Web-information needs of libraries and librarians
Bibliographic control for the Web by Edward T O'Neill ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A methodology for sampling the World Wide Web by Edward T O'Neill ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The rapid growth in the number of libraries providing Web access services has created a need for reliable, timely statistics characterizing the content of Web-accessible information. The size of the Web makes it impractical to develop descriptive statistics based on an exhaustive survey. An alternative approach is to collect a representative sample of Web pages. This report describes a methodology for sampling the content of the Web through the use of randomly generated IP addresses
OCLC Office of Research examines Web-accessible information to find order in chaos by Brian F Lavoie ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Real options and the management of R&D investment: An analysis of comparative advantage, market structure, and industry dynamics in biotechnology by Brian F Lavoie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Computer simulation was used to examine the implications of this result for the average R&D investment behavior of representative US and European biotechnology firms. The simulation results suggest that, on average, US biotechnology firms initiate more R&D projects, commence investment sooner, innovate more rapidly, persevere longer in the face of mounting R&D costs, are less selective about potential projects based on expected return, and ultimately, successfully complete more projects, than their European counterparts. This supplies a plausible explanation for the emergence of the US as the world leader in biotechnology, relative to other Northern countries, based on the key insight that the US comparative advantage lies within the structure of the economic process central to leadership in high technology industries: the ability to create, develop, and commercialize new technologies. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
 
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