Jackie joined OCLC Research in September 2008 as Consulting Archivist. Her projects include a survey of special collections and archives in academic and research libraries (including the U.S. and Canadian members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership), data mining of the one million archival records in WorldCat, assisting with the re-activation of ArchiveGrid, and investigating areas in which archives and special collections might benefit from new OCLC service offerings.

She previously was Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California Irvine from 1995 to 2008. Earlier positions were at the Getty Research Institute, UC San Diego, and the Library of Congress. Jackie has been involved in the development of numerous standards for cataloging and description for archives, rare books and visual materials. She is active in the Society of American Archivists and ACRL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.


About Jackie Dooley

Jackie Dooley leads OCLC Research projects to inform and improve archives and special collections practice. Activities have included in-depth surveys of special collections libraries in the U.S./Canada and the U.K./Ireland; leading the Demystifying Born Digital work agenda; a detailed analysis of the 3 million MARC records in ArchiveGrid; and studying the needs of archival repositories for specialized tools and services. Her professional research interests have centered on the development of standards for cataloging and archival description. She is a past president of the Society of American Archivists and a Fellow of the Society.

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