Organisation

OCLC

Alternate Name:

Online Computer Library Center


OCLC is a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large.

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Research information management in the United States

Research information management (RIM) is a rapidly growing area of investment in U.S research universities. This two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of RIM practices at U.S research universities by presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders and system components.
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New model library: pandemic effects and library directions

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted libraries of all types around the world, requiring library leaders to respond to rapidly shifting community and institutional needs. This briefing synthesizes findings and recommendations within the context of work experiences, collections experiences and engagement experiences during the pandemic.
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Total cost of stewardship: responsible collection building in archives and special collections

This OCLC research report is a collection of resources designed to support archives and special collections in making informed, shared collection building decisions; bring together collection management and collection development considerations; and support communication between colleagues in curatorial, administrative, and technical services roles.
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Transforming metadata into linked data to improve digital collection discoverability

This report shares the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project findings. In this project, OCLC and five partner institutions investigated methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitised cultural materials.
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Transitioning to the next generation of metadata

This report synthesises six years (2015-2020) of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions and what they may foretell for the “next generation of metadata.” The firm belief that metadata underlies all discovery regardless of format, now and in the future, permeates all...