Bracket competition: And the winner is …

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Thanks to everyone who entered the 2015 OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament Bracket Competition! A quick re-cap of the rules: all entrants picked a conference. If no one chose the winning conference, then a random drawing would be held among all entrants to determine the winner of the prize. Well, that’s where we’re at! No one picked Atlantic 10 to prevail, so everyone gets another chance to win!

A random drawing was held this morning in the Tournament offices (well, here in OCLC Research). The winner of the 2015 OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament Bracket Competition is …

Carol Diedrichs!

Carol wins a $100 Visa Gift Card, along with the right to call herself Bracket Competition Champion! Congratulations! And thanks to all of our Bracket Competition participants for playing.

We hope you enjoyed the Collective Collections Tournament! Keep up to date with OCLC Research as we continue to use the concept of collective collections to explore a wide range of library topics.


More information:

Introducing the 2015 OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament! Madness!

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament: Round of 32 Bracket Revealed!

Round of 32: Blow-outs, buzzer-beaters, and upsets!

Round of 16: The plot thickens … and so do the books

Round of 8: Peaches and Pumpkins

The Semi-Finals

Champion Revealed! Real-ly!

Brian Lavoie is a Research Scientist in OCLC Research. He has worked on projects in many areas, such as digital preservation, cooperative print management, and data-mining of bibliographic resources. He was a co-founder of the working group that developed the PREMIS Data Dictionary for preservation metadata, and served as co-chair of a US National Science Foundation blue-ribbon task force on economically sustainable digital preservation. Brian’s academic background is in economics; he has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Brian’s current research interests include stewardship of the evolving scholarly record, analysis of collective collections, and the system-wide organization of library resources.