OCLC Research 2010: Reports and webinars

As 2010 winds down, we have reflected on what we’ve worked on or created in this mini blog series. You can see a run down of highlights here. As an OCLC Research senior communications officer, I have the good fortune of working with a brilliant group of people who provide me with an abundance of …

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OCLC Research 2010: Pulse taking

As 2010 winds down, we are reflecting on what we’ve worked on or created in a mini blog series. You can see a run down of highlights here. My colleague Jackie wrangled an incredibly long survey of an incredibly large sample of special collections and archives and synthesized it in an incredibly interesting (and long) …

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OCLC Research 2010 – Cloud Library

The Cloud Library project (see the exposition that follows for a quick reductive overview of the idea) got a lot of attention and had a big impact in the research library community this past year. My colleague, Constance Malpas, is the principal intellectual engine driving this effort. She’s shaped the opportunities, divined the evidence to …

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OCLC Research 2010: mapFAST

As 2010 winds down, we’d like to call attention to some of the things we’ve worked on or created this year. You can see a rundown of highlights here. I’ve spent some time playing with mapFAST, which is a mashup between Google Maps and the FAST Geographic subject headings. This is a really neat way …

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What do we mean when we say “born digital”?

The phrase “born digital” is just as vexed as “digital libraries.” Taken all together, the “born digital” universe is all encompassing, and too much for any one professional or institution to tackle. No wonder librarians and archivists throw up their hands in frustration! It’s just too much. Fortunately, my colleague Ricky Erway has written an …

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