The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting

In October 2016, I was privileged to attend a seminal event, The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Symposium Inspired by Dan C. Hazen, along with colleagues Lorcan Dempsey and Constance Malpas who were speaking. This occasion brought together a group of eminent library leaders, research collections specialists and scholars at Norton’s Woods Conference Center in Cambridge, …

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10 years, Shifting Gears

In 2007, OCLC Research and the Society of American Archivists convened the Digitization Matters meeting to explore barriers preventing institutions from scaling up digitization of special collections. At that time, the Google Books project and the Open Content Alliance had opened a floodgate of digitization of books in libraries, which caused us to ask, what …

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Survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries

OCLC Research is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries. The survey was sent to library directors at 238 institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, France, and Italy.* Our aim is to gain intelligence regarding trends, capacities and priorities within the European research library community. This …

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