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 great outputs to communicate. It is my pleasure to blog about the busy and productive year we’ve had in OCLC Research, and how we’ve shared our findings in numerous reports and articles. In 2010 we published more than ten reports on an array of topics ranging from recommendations on using cameras in reading rooms and greening interlibrary loan practices to strategies to mitigate research libraries’ risks and implications resulting from the 2009 OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives. You can find our complete list of reports here.

In addition, articles by our research scientists and program officers on topics from improving virtual reference to better understanding today’s researchers and research libraries were included in 19 professional journals and newsletters. You can find this list of publications here.

We also held 23 webinars, including six in our TAI CHI Series, which were attended by over 1400 RLG Partners and other library professionals. The topics covered ranged from understanding mobile development to managing collections in the networked environment. In case you missed any, recordings of all of these webinars are available on our Web site and in iTunes.

As we look back on our accomplishments of 2010, we also look forward to sharing a successful and productive 2011 year with you. All of us in OCLC Research wish you a wonderful new year.

Want even more? Check out a three-page summary of our accomplishments over the last five years.

Melissa Renspie was a Senior Communications Officer in OCLC Research. Melissa left OCLC in 2016.