October 13, 2015

New From OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

As we’ve said many times over many years we’re admirers of the work (research reports, presentations, and tools) that OCLC Research produces.

We also appreciate the fact that most of the papers, webinars, presentations, and online experiments produced by OCLC researchers are accessible and usable online.

One of our favorite new experimental sites/experiments from OCLC Research is WorldCat Live that launched in April 2013. Here’s our overview post.

Today, OCLC Research released their 2012 Activity Report that shares highlights of their work.

About the Report

This report provides highlights of our work in 2012 and early 2013 organized into three areas:

  • Shared community R&D
  • Advanced development and consultation within the OCLC enterprise, and
  • Member and Partner engagement
  • It also provides an overview of the OCLC Research mission, a flavor of important themes in our work agenda, and examples of our outputs, including prototype systems or services, published reports, webinars, podcasts, videos and meetings.
  • The report presents a story of achievement and contribution and represents the significant value that OCLC Research provides to the OCLC enterprise, OCLC members and the larger community.

One final note.

If you who find charts useful (in this case we’ll call them infographics) this report offers many of them. All of the reports and presentations by members of the OCLC Research team that are listed in the report have direct links to access the full text.

Direct to Full Text: OCLC Research 2012 Activity Report (40 pages; PDF)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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