Lorcan Dempsey Receives Honorary Doctorate From Open University, UK
A person we mention regularly on infoDOCKET and someone well-known to the entire library community throughout the world, Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist, was granted the award of Doctor of the University by the Open University in the United Kingdom at a ceremony last Saturday (June 21, 2014).
Dempsey’s writing, presentations, and viewpoints are 100% worthy of your attention. He is a very important voice in librarianship and info science.
An OCLC announcement says it better:
This honorary degree recognizes Lorcan’s leading contribution to the transformation of library services and culture, as they more fully embrace the opportunities presented by digital technologies. Throughout his career, Lorcan’s work has influenced library innovation, research and policy development.
We do our best to pass many of his presentations/article along when they’re made available here on infoDOCKET.
Dempsey also leads a superb team at OCLC Research who do important and interesting work. Much of the work that these researchers produce is made available online.
Along with an constant stream of articles and presentations some tools and ideas being developed by OCLC Research can be demonstrated online via ResearchWorks (a site we visit often).
infoDOCKET would like to congratulate Lorcan Dempsey on being awarded a Doctorate of the University from Open University, UK.
- Lorcan Dempsey receives Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, UK
Includes video of the ceremony.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.