Brian Lavoie joined OCLC Research in 1996, and since that time has worked on projects in a variety of areas, ranging from the development of OCLC’s Four-Figure Cutter Tables and automated cuttering tools, to analyzing the size and content of the Web. Current research interests include analysis of aggregate collections, economic issues associated with information and the provision of information services, service models and frameworks for libraries, and digital preservation. Brian is a member of the PREMIS Editorial Committee.
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.