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  • 1. WebinarOCLC ResearchRoundup Eric Childress Consulting Project Manager OCLC Research @echildressThe worlds libraries. Connected.

2. Outline of Todays SessionPurposePeopleProjects (Selected) OCLC Research The worlds libraries. Connected. 3. About OCLC Research Mission: expand knowledgethat advances OCLCs publicpurposes:1.Furthering access to theworlds information2.Reducing library costs One of the worlds leadingcenters devoted exclusivelyto exploring the challengesfacing libraries & archives The worlds libraries. Connected. 4. Advanced DevelopmentOCLCs Proving Grounds OCLC Innovation Lab Develop/trial innovative Rapid development of newprocesses & frameworks services First adopter of new Example: Article Exchangestandards & tools WorldCat Resource Sharing, ILLiad Technology diffusion Lender BorrowertinyURL & passwordfor each documentPatron The worlds libraries. Connected. 5. Shared Community R&D Current emphases (Themes): Original research Advancing the Research Collaborative work with OCLCMissionmembers & other stakeholders Outputs: Mobilizing Unique Materials Surveys Metadata Management Studies & reports Infrastructure & Standards Scholarly articles/papersSupport Data mining / Visualization System-wide Organization Data enrichment User Behavior Studies & PrototypesSynthesis Experimental machine services The worlds libraries. Connected. 6. Member/Partner Engagement Mobilize the community aroundshared concernsOCLC Research Library Collaboration/case studiesPartnership Surveys and other info. gathering Issues important to research Engagement with OCLC members,institutionspartners, others Conferences, visits, conversations Annual dues & active role Feedback on OCLC Research Working Groupsprototypes/software/web services Communication sharing our Partnership eventsfindings/work ~160 institutions Web site 24 of the top 30 universities Presentations in The Times Higher Publications Education World Ranking Newsletters Social mediaThe worlds libraries. Connected. 7. Other Activities Work with professional The Frederick G. Kilgour Award and standards bodies OCLC and LITA including: Award of $2000 + travel to ALA Recognizes research relevant to thedevelopment of information technologies OCLC/ALISE Library & Information ScienceResearch Grants OCLC and ALISE Grant awards range up to $15,000 to supportone-year research projects by LIS faculty OCLC data for research Provision of OCLC data to facilitate academicwork by university faculty & other researchers Rolling application/approval process Letter of confirmation for grant proposals, if neededThe worlds libraries. Connected. 8. OCLC Research staff Staff includes: Program Officers Research Scientists Software Architects & Programmers Communication specialists Expertise includes: Libraries & Archives Metadata & Knowledge Organization Information Retrieval User studies Computational Linguistics Economics Operations Research Special positions: Office locations: Diversity Fellow (early career) Postdoctoral Scholar Dublin, OH, USA Research Assistants (graduate students) Wikipedian-in-Residence Leiden, Netherlands San Mateo, CA, USA The worlds libraries. Connected. 9. System-wide OrganizationCloud-sourcing Research CollectionsPrint Management at Mega-scaleMobilizing Unique MaterialsSpecial collections/archives surveysOther MUM reportsMetadata ManagementmapFASTClassifyThe worlds libraries. Connected. 10. System-wide OrganizationThe worlds libraries. Connected. 11. Cloud-sourcing Research Collections Shifting emphases for research libraries and print resources: Dropping demand for print Carrying costs of print are significant Digital versions of most/all older print materials are realized or likely over time What might a new environment look like? Managing print down for individual libraries Treating print resources as part of a collective collection, not just local assets Rise of shared print service providers Substitution of digital version for print copy Report examines mass-digitized library environment and uses a case study (NYU) to illustrate possible responses The worlds libraries. Connected. 12. Digitized corpus and shared print repositories The worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 13. Potential gained space/inventory reduction for NYU The worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 14. Print Management at Mega-Scale Exploration of characteristics andimplications of a North Americannetwork of regional shared print bookcollections Cast in a regional frameworkgrounded in mega-region concept Based in work by urban theorist, Richard Florida (U Toronto & NYU) An exercise grounded in fact, but notprescriptive: one possible modelamong many Intended to inform discussions aroundcooperative shared print organized atregional scaleThe worlds libraries. Connected. 15. North American Mega-regionsThe worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 16. North American print book resource: 45.7 million distinct publications 889.5 million total library holdingsThe worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 17. Print Books in Char-lanta LibrariesChar-lantaRegional print book collection10,156,810 discrete titles (manifestations) 8,098,748 discrete works 1.25 manifestations per work on average 60,102,186 holdings in Char-lanta libraries 5.92 holdings per title on average Median age: 25 (i.e. published 1986)= 22% of titles (7% of holdings) in North American print book collectionincluding more than 700K titles unique to Char-lantaThe worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 18. Distribution of Char-lanta Print Books by Holding Library TypeChar-lantaAcademic PublicOther1,811 libraries (i.e. OCLC inst. codes) Majority of holdings are in academic libraries 14,619,66939,264,141 24% 65%6,218,376N = 60M holdings 11%The worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Research, 2013 19. Digital preservation status of Char-lanta print booksChar-lantaRange for other regions:19% 33% 22%2.24M titles N = 10M titles (manifestations)The worlds libraries. Connected.OCLC Research, 2013 20. New work: Ohio State U & the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) an analysis of print books held by a representative CIC member library with a view to understanding their value to the parent institution, the CIC consortium, and the surrounding Chi-Pitts mega-region. WorldCat bibliographic and holdings data and aggregated inter- lending statistics will be used to characterize local print book collection in context of CIC collective print book resource and Chi-Pitts regional resource. http://library.osu.edu/blogs/director/2013/01/14/from- The worlds libraries. Connected. the-director-january-14-2013-research-study-with-oclc 21. Mobilizing Unique MaterialsThe worlds libraries. Connected. 22. Special Collections & Archives20102013U.S. &U.K. &CanadaIrelandThe worlds libraries. Connected. 23. Finding aids on the Web U.K./IrelandU.S./Canada The worlds libraries. Connected. 24. If they discover it, they will visit Compared to 1999U.K./IrelandU.S./Canada The worlds libraries. Connected. 25. Challenges (survey says)What are the most challenging issues currently facing your special collections?U.S. /Canada U.K./Ireland Challenge (rank) (rank) Space/facilities12 Born-digital management 23 Digitization36 User needs (Outreach) 41 Cataloguing/archival processing 55 Preservation (Collection care)64The worlds libraries. Connected. 26. Top challenges U.K./IrelandU.S./Canada The worlds libraries. Connected. 27. Reports: Building better processes & policies The worlds libraries. Connected. 28. Metadata ManagementThe worlds libraries. Connected. 29. mapFAST Experimental serviceAbout FAST: mapFAST on the Web FAST (Faceted Application of mapFAST API Subject Terminology) Mashup of FAST & Google Joint effort of OCLC Research &MapsLibrary of Congress Uses FAST headings to whichOCLC has assigned latitude Provides a faceted version ofand longitude LCSH (Library of CongressSubject Headings) Provides a map search interfacefor a subset of WorldCat Available as linked data Geographic locations andfeatures Historical eventsThe worlds libraries. Connected.http://experimental.worldcat.org/mapfast/ 30. mapFAST exampled: BaltimoreThe worlds libraries. Connected. http://experimental.worldcat.org/mapfast/ 31. Classify Experimental serviceKnown title? Search by Classify on the Web ISBN (International Standard Book Number) OCLC Connexion Client ISSN (International Standard Classify APISerial Number) UPC (Universal Product Code) Designed to assist users with Author + Title the assignment of classification numbers OCLC control number DDC (Dewey Decimal Just know the topic? Classification) Search by FAST heading LCC (Library of Congress Find works with the heading and see what DDC/LCC has Classificationbeen assigned The worlds libraries. Connected.http://classify.oclc.org 32. Classify example: Unbroken The worlds libraries. Connected. http://classify.oclc.org 33. Questions?The worlds libraries. Connected. 34. Thank youThe worlds libraries. Connected.http://www.oclc.org/research