OCLC Research 2012: ArchiveGrid

This is the fourth posting in a short series, looking back on just some of what we’ve done in the last year. ArchiveGrid is both a discovery system for an aggregation for archival collection descriptions, and a research sandbox, where we can experiment with both tightly and loosely structured data, and also try out interface …

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OCLC Research 2012: Born Digital

This is the third posting in a miniseries of blog postings, looking back on what we’ve done in the last year. More to come! One of the findings from our 2010 survey of special collections and archives in the US and Canada was that dealing with “born-digital” materials is one of the most challenging issues …

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Managing print books: A mega-problem?

This research note was co-authored by Brian Lavoie  and Constance Malpas. Opportunity cost seems to be the watchword for print book collections these days. The staff, physical space, and other resources consumed by print-centric collections and services are badly needed to support new priorities in library services, such as deeper user engagement and closer alignment …

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