News You Can Use
OCLC Research examines the challenges and issues currently facing libraries and explores new and emerging areas of librarianship. In this session, Andrew Pace, Executive Director for Technical Research, will share how OCLC Research has established a continuous cycle of active engagement with institutions to discover research needs, explore topics in collaboration with partners, and develop resources that can be shared among and adapted by libraries and their stakeholders.
Pace will provide examples of this cycle in action, drawing from current projects that cover discovery and access, open content, Wikipedia, and more. The session will provide details about OCLC’s recent linked data prototype effort with 16 institutions. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research, will share progress on case study research of public libraries responding to the opioid crisis with community partners. And Chela Weber, Senior Program Officer, Research Library Partnership, will talk about the work the partnership is doing with libraries and archives in the area of special collections. Time for Q&A will follow the presentations.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.