December 19, 2014

Industry Briefs: News from OCLC, Summon, and EBSCO

More libraries Join the OCLC WorldShare Management Services Community Serials Solutions Appoints Paul Brennan to Head Content Operations EBSCO Publishing Brings Associated Press Images Collection to Library Customers

Results from Two OCLC Member Surveys About U.S. Academic and Community College Libraries Now Online

Two new reports with results from surveys of librarians are now available. Both are loaded with statistics and charts. U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) U.S. Community College Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) Key Findings (via OCLC): Most academic and community college library staff: […]

Semantic Web/Linked Data Expert Richard Wallis Joins OCLC as Technology Evangelist

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From an OCLC Announcement: Richard Wallis, a consultant and distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data technology, has joined the OCLC staff as Technology Evangelist. He will be based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. [Clip] He will collaborate with members and facilitate projects with OCLC teams as libraries and the cooperative continue their efforts […]

Roundup: News from OCLC, Washington University Libraries, EBSCO, & PLOS

Gene Oliver promoted to Vice President, OCLC Global Systems and Information Technology Washington University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository EBSCO Discovery Service Expands German Content with WTI – Frankfurt Agreement  Announcing PLoS Currents: Disasters

New Report From OCLC: "U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives"

Very interesting to read the importance that listservs and e-discussions continue to have in the public library community. Direct to Report (4 pages; PDF) Numerous charts. via OCLC: This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service […]

A New Issue of OCLC Research Quarterly is Now Online

Direct to OCLC Research Quarterly (Issue 3 : Second Quarter : October–December 2011) Included in this issue: Lorcan Dempsey discusses the three roles of OCLC Research Roundup of recent publications from OCLC Research Members Direct links to presentations and webcasts from OCLC Research Roundup of recent OCLC Research News Intro/Update About Four OCLC Research Prototypes […]

G. Sayeed Choudhury Named Recipient of 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology

From an OCLC Announcement: The award is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having positive and substantive impact on any aspect(s) of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. OCLC and the […]

Industry Roundup: News from OCLC, EBSCO, and Results of 2012 Mobile & Museum Survey

Two Public Libraries Join OCLC WorldShare Warsaw University in Poland To Use EBSCO Discovery Results From the 2012 Mobile and Museums Survey  (Hat Tip: @maxkaiser)