May 18, 2022

New White Paper: “Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access”

Here’s a new white paper by a, “cross-industry group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC.”

From a News Release/Summary:

Libraries strive to get the right resources in front of users where and when they need them. The E-Data Quality Working Group identified data quality issues in libraries’ electronic content, which directly affect users’ ability to find and use library resources. The library’s discovery and access systems play an important role in helping users sift through and access the large amount of electronically published content. But users face a major barrier to discovery and access to these resources if the bibliographic metadata and holdings data are not of sufficient quality.


Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access offers solutions for the efficient exchange of high-quality data among libraries, data suppliers and service providers, such as:

  • Improve bibliographic metadata and holdings data
  • Synchronize bibliographic metadata and holdings data
  • Use consistent data formats.

Members of the E-Data Quality Working Group

  • Suzanne Saskia Kemperman, OCLC, Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations
  • Bill Brembeck, OCLC, Senior Product Analyst, Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management
  • Elizabeth W. Brown, Project MUSE, Manager, Publisher Relations
  • Alexandra de Lange-van Oosten, Elsevier, Head of Third-Party Platform Relations
  • Theodore Fons, OCLC, Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management
  • Catherine Giffi, Wiley, Director, Strategic Market Analysis
  • Noah Levin, Springer Science+Business Media, Metadata Manager
  • Alistair Morrison, Elsevier, Senior Product Manager, ScienceDirect
  • Carlen Ruschoff, University of Maryland, Director, Technical Services and Strategic Initiatives
  • Gregg A. Silvis, University of Delaware Library, Associate University Librarian, Information Technology and Digital Initiatives
  • Jabin White, ITHAKA/JSTOR, Vice President, Content Management

Direct to Full Text White Paper (24 pages; PDF)

Direct to Summary of Recommendations (2 pages; PDF)

Direct to Report Homepage and Working Group Roster

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.