Celebrate the holidays with a dose of DAM!

I imagine that soon, we’ll all sit in front of a fireplace, trying to keep the holiday blues at bay with a glass of egg-nog and the reassuring crackle of burning wood. Once that moment of quiet desperation hits, may I recommend the following antidote? The latest RLG DigiNews is a special issue on Managing …

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Economists everywhere

I am an economist by training, but only occasionally by trade. When I began my career at OCLC, I assumed that, for the most part, I had left the world of economists behind. But I was surprised to learn that many of the economists whose textbooks and papers I struggled through in graduate school have …

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OCLC Programs AND Research – here, too

You may notice that we’ve changed this blog’s introductory text to indicate that its contributors now include colleagues from the OCLC Office of Research. I’m very pleased that some of the Dublin-based folks will now be using this space to communicate and converse on the topics and issues that we share in our new-ish Programs …

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Bad News from Baghdad

Yesterday I learned of the news from Saad Eskander, Director of the National Archives and Library of Iraq, as reported by Patricia Sleeman on the Archivists discussion list in the UK: Hi. For security, I have closed the National Library & Archive since 22 Nov. I will not reopen our institution until the security situation …

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