Libraries & Research: Supporting change in the university

[This is the third in a short series on our 2014 OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting, Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support. You can read the first and second posts and also refer to the event webpage that contains links to slides, videos, photos, and a Storify summary.] As if changes in research are not enough, changes are …

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Lots more on researcher identifiers

I blogged earlier this year inviting feedback on the OCLC Research Registering Researchers in Authority Files Task Group‘s draft report-and we did receive some, much appreciated. Now the report is published! Along with it, we’ve published supplementary datasets detailing our research: our use case scenarios characteristics profiles of 20 research networking or identifier systems an …

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Researcher Identifiers

Researcher identifiers have been the focus of OCLC Research “Registering Researchers in Authority Files” Task Group since October 2012 (see my blog post soon after we started). We recently issued our draft Registering Researchers in Authority Files report for community review and feedback. One of the challenges in this work is that there are different …

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First Scholars’ Contributions to VIAF: Greek!

Contributors to the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) have generally been national libraries and other library agencies.  We have just loaded into VIAF the first set of personal names from a scholarly resource, the Perseus Catalog hosted by Tufts University, an OCLC Research Library Partner. The Perseus Catalog aims to provide access to at least …

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OCLC Control Numbers – Lots of them; all public domain

For the last few years I have been part of a group of OCLC staff charged with articulating data sharing practices that are consistent with the WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative. We’ve made good progress towards openness while making expectations and practices more regular and consistent. The recommendation to use the ODC …

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