The secret lives of researchers

As part of our ArchiveGrid experiments, we’re conducting a survey to find out how researchers find resources that will help them locate materials in archives and special collections and how they share information about those resources with others. Not only are we interested in the answer to this question, but we bet you are interested …

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Yet more social metadata for LAMs

Today we released Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Part 3: Recommendations and Readings. This is the last in a series of three reports a 21-member Social Metadata Working Group from five countries produced as the result of our research in 2009 and 2010. The cultural heritage organizations in the OCLC Research Library Partnership …

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It was a very good year

One of the top accomplishments of 2012 so far is putting together a summary of our 2011 activities! It’s worth a look to be reminded of the breadth of the work we do and the many ways our partners contribute to those achievements. Let’s not spend too much time looking backwards, though. We’ve got a …

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Libraries rebound

I’d like to put in a plug for the next event for those who are in the OCLC Research Libraries Partnership, which is Libraries Rebound: Embracing Mission, Maximizing Impact (June 5-6, Philadelphia). We are still confirming speakers but so far we’ve got a great line up of speakers — we’re also adding reactor panels, so …

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Ingredients for success

This morning, I listened to this story on the history of how the Silicon Valley came to be with great interest. The story appealed to me for three reasons. First because there’s a local angle (RLG was located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and now our OCLC offices are just north of what …

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