Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

My colleagues Rebecca Bryant and Merrilee Proffitt have summarized discussions at our 1 November 2017 regional OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting in Baltimore on evolving scholarly services and workflows and on moving forward with unique and distinctive collections. This summarizes our third discussion thread, on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We conducted an “Equity, Diversity …

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Visualizing Digital Humanities Workshop

Last month I and four OCLC colleagues—William Harvey, Rob Koopman, Shenghui Wang, and Jeff Young—participated in a “Visualizing Digital Humanities” workshop held at the Lorentz Center at the University of Leiden (photo at right).  It brought together experts who had created “research datasets”, scholars, and visualization experts. Two of the four datasets were created by …

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OCLC Research Library Partners meet in Sydney

Last month representatives from twelve of the fifteen OCLC Research Library Partners in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand met together at the University of Sydney. Before the two-hour meeting, participants had submitted their “top three priorities”. Most (25 of 36) fell under the rubric of “research collections and support”, for example: Research processes: Addressing …

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