The Semi-Finals

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament #oclctourney Thirty-two conferences started this journey, and now only two remain. The OCLC Research Collective Collection tournament is just one step away from crowning a Champion. Throw your brackets away and buckle your seat belts, because the tournament semi-finals are over and the finals are next! How many languages does …

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Round of Eight: Peaches and Pumpkins

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament #oclctourney In December 1891, Dr. James Naismith rigged up an elevated peach basket in a Springfield, Massachusetts gymnasium – and the game of basketball was born. Now, nearly 125 years later, we celebrate Dr. Naismith’s innovation with the third round of the OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament. We are down …

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

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament #oclctourney Our second round of competition is complete, and only eight conferences remain standing! And yes, our tournament Cinderella, Big South, is still with us! Details below, but here are the Round of 16 results: Competition in this round was on book length – which conference has the thickest books?* …

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

Our opening round of competition featured blow-outs, buzzer-beaters, and upsets! Thirty-two conferences battled in the first round, and only 16 will continue on to the second round. In first round action, the conferences competed on the total number of basketball-related publications* in their collective collections. The Big Ten, Big West, and Northeast conferences cruised to …

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