November 25, 2014

Slide Presentation: Special Collections and Archives in the UK & Ireland: An Early Look At the RLUK/OCLC Survey Data

A presentation by Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research and SAA Vice President/President-Elect. 36 Slides;.pptx. Dooley’s presentation took place at the RLUK Member’s Meeting on November 25, 2011 in London. Direct to Slides

OCLC Research Releases New FAST Prototype User Interface and Invites Your Comments

From OCLC Research: The new user interface simplifies the process of heading selection, in a one-page design. FAST subject headings were developed by adapting the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) with a simplified syntax, retaining the very rich vocabulary of LCSH while making the schema easier to understand, control, apply, and use. The FAST […]

New Report: The Top 25 US Public Libraries' Collective Collection as Represented in WorldCat

Title: The Top 25 US Public Libraries Collective Collection as Represented in WorldCat (11 pages; PDF) Author: Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research From the Report: A collective collection is the combined holdings of a group of institutions, with duplicate holdings (i.e., those pertaining to the same publication) removed. This yields the collection of distinct publications that […]

New Presentation: "Reconfiguring Library Boundaries and Focus in a Network Environment" by Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Research

Sure, it would have been great to see and hear Lorcan Dempsey’s presentation in Barcelona last week. However, for those of us who weren’t in attendance his slides are both interesting and useful. Title: Reconfiguring Library Boundaries and Focus in a Network Environment (54 PPTX Slides, 5.4 MB) by Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Research Presentation at […]

New Video: "The Value of the OCLC Research Library Partnership"

From OCLC Research: This six-minute video on the OCLC Research YouTube Channel features library thought leaders discussing the benefits of affiliation. The OCLC Research Library Partnership is a new entity that replaced the RLG Partnership on 1 July 2011. It provides a unique venue where research libraries can engage with each other and with OCLC […]

New from OCLC Research: "On Virtual Face-work: An Ethnography of Communication Approach to a Live Chat Reference Interaction"

Direct to Full Text Article: “On Virtual Face-work: An Ethnography of Communication Approach to a Live Chat Reference Interaction” 23 pages; PDF. Authors: Marie L. Radford Gary P. Radford Lynn Silipigni Connaway Jocelyn A. DeAngelis Source: The Library Quarterly 81.4, October 2011 (Made Available via OCLC Research) Summary: This article reports on a project using […]

A New Report From OCLC Research: "Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment"

Report Title: Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment (37 pages; PDF) Authors: Martha O’Hara Conway University of Michigan Merrilee Proffitt OCLC Research From a Summary on the OCLC Research Web Site: This report identifies projects and methodologies that can be used as-is or serve as models for librarians, archivists and others who are […]

New From OCLC Research: OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011

New Report and Related Data: OhioLINK-OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011 From a News Release: This report describes a collaborative project between OCLC and OhioLINK that examined circulation in academic libraries, and includes an overview of data publicly available from the activity. The size of the combined collection and the number and diversity of […]

Another New Experimental Resource from OCLC Research: ArchiveGrid

From a HangingTogether Blog Post by Jim Michalko: Those of you in the archive or research library world may be familiar with ArchiveGrid®, a database and discovery service that grew out of RLG’s Archival Resources service which leveraged all the collection level descriptions in the union catalog and aggregated the encoded finding aids that institutions […]