Reimagining the Archive

A couple of weeks ago the UCLA Film & Television Archive hosted “Reimagining the Archive,” a three-day conference that brought together archivists, scholars, artists, creators of digital humanities projects, and assorted others to hear about a wide-ranging array of digital initiatives. While there was a certain focus on the moving-image realm, the papers went far …

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Thankful

In the US, we are on the edge of the verge of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Bay Area, traffic has been lighter than normal all week, as if everyone has already left town (maybe they’ve all decamped to the Sierras, where snow has been falling to the delight of our local ski aficionados). …

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OCLC Research Shorts – YouTube

You may have seen the announcement via one of our mailings but I want to draw your attention to the launch of the OCLC Research Channel on YouTube. This has been in the works for the last two months. We hope it fills a useful niche. Our motivation was that there are a variety of …

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“Creative destruction”

The classical research library is, in some senses, a central part of the identity of the university as a university. Around here at OCLC Research, we’ve been thinking about challenges that research libraries face to develop new services that continue to function as infrastructure and centers for co-creation of research within universities. A new report …

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So, what surprised me?

We had an excellent round of Q&A following last week’s webinar on Taking Our Pulse, the report of our survey of special collections and archives. One question posed was “What surprised you?” Off the top of my head I thought of only a couple, but, upon reflection, I was surprised by a lot of things. …

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So, how strong is your pulse?

Last week we publishedTaking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives, which updates and significantly expands an earlier survey done by ARL in 1998. Some pretty fascinating outcomes, at least for those like me who are deeply invested in the special collections and archives realm and also have a data geek …

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