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OCLC Research

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Works: 196 works in 245 publications in 1 language and 3,944 library holdings
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Most widely held works by OCLC Research
Academic library impact : improving practice and essential areas to research by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now more than ever, academic libraries are being asked to demonstrate value to their institutional stakeholders, funders, and governance boards. Academic Library Impact builds on ACRL’s 2010 Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report and the results of the subsequent Assessment in Action program. It demonstrates how libraries are now measuring library contributions to student learning and success, and recommends where more research is needed in areas critical to the higher education sector such as accreditation, student retention, and academic achievement. This action-oriented research agenda includes: a report on all project phases and findings; a detailed research agenda based on those findings; a visualization component that filters relevant literature and creates graphics that can communicate library value to stakeholders, http://experimental.worldcat.org/valresearch; a bibliography of the literature analyzed; and a full bibliography of the works cited and reviewed, http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/themes/works-cited.pdf. All components were produced in partnership with OCLC Research and include analyses of library and information science (LIS) and higher education literature, focus group interviews and brainstorming sessions with academic library administrators at different institution types within the United States, and individual interviews with provosts. Building on established best practices and recent research, Academic Library Impact clearly identifies priority areas and suggests specific actions for academic librarians and administrators to take in developing programs, collections, and spaces focused on student learning and success. It includes effective practices, calls out exemplary studies, and indicates where more inquiry is needed, with proposed research designs. It identifies the next generation of necessary research to continue to testify to library value. This new report is a significant milestone for ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative and for the profession. --
Library Linked Data in the Cloud : OCLC's Experiments with New Models of Resource Description by Carol Jean Godby( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections brings together the important work that OCLC Research has done for the community in providing a quantitative, analytic, system-wide view of library collections. This body of work has established an evidence base that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, and 'above-the-institution' management strategies"--Publisher website
The library in the life of the user : engaging with people where they live and learn by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Making archival and special collections more accessible by Ján Michalko( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member 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( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member 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
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 49 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
Reordering Ranganathan : shifting user behaviors, shifting priorities by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member 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
Strength in numbers : the Research Libraries UK (RLUK) collective collection by Constance Malpas( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report represents the culmination of narrowly scoped research collaboration between RLUK and OCLC focused on developing a shared understanding of the collective collection of RLUK libraries as they are represented in WorldCat
If you build it, will they fund? : making research data management sustainable by Ricky Erway( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
Common ground : exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC by Carol Jean Godby( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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
The evolving scholarly record by Brian F Lavoie( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries 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
Cloud-sourcing research collections : managing print in the mass-digitized library environment by Constance Malpas( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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
Implications of MARC tag usage on library metadata practices( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid capture : faster throughput in digitization of special collections by Ricky Erway( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine case studies illustrate processes and procedures institutions have adopted to speed up digitization of special collections
Beyond the silos of the LAMs : collaboration among libraries, archives and museums by Diane Zorich( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member 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
Scan and deliver! : managing user-initiated digitization in special collections and archives by Jennifer Schaffner( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
Scholarly information practices in the online environment : themes from the literature and implications for library service development by Carole L Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
Taking our pulse : the OCLC Research survey of special collections and archives by Jackie M Dooley( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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)
Supporting Research Environments, Administration and Libraries by Iain Mac Colla( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
 
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