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The worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC CJK User Group Toronto, 15 March 2012 David Whitehair Senior Product Manager OCLC whitehad@oclc.org Slide 2 The worlds libraries. Connected. Public purposes: Further access to the worlds information Reduce the rate of rise of library costs 72,035 libraries in 170 countries The OCLC cooperative: a nonprofit, membership organization Slide 3 The worlds libraries. Connected. OCLC Global Council 2011-2012 Global Council will elect two trustees in April 2012 Slide 4 The worlds libraries. Connected. PHOTO Americas Regional Council Meeting 20 January 2012 Slide 5 The worlds libraries. Connected. ARC Executive Committee NameOfficeInstitutionLocation Bill MaesChairDalhousie UniversityCanada Barbara PreeceVice Chair / Chair- Elect California State University San Marcos USA Claudia TimmannSecretaryMohave Community College USA Pat BozeMember-at-LargeIllinois Heartland Library System USA Joseph HafnerMember-at-LargeMcGill University LibraryCanada James LaRueMember-at-LargeDouglas County LibrariesUSA Marilyn MontalvoMember-at-LargeUniversity of Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Slide 6 The worlds libraries. Connected. 2011-2012 OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee Hsueh-hua Chen National Taiwan University Andrew Wells University of New South Wales Avaologo A. Togi Tunupopo National University of Samoa Peter Sidorko University of Hong Kong Makoto Nakamoto Waseda University Alison Elliot National Library of New Zealand ChewLeng Beh Singapore National Library Board Slide 7 The worlds libraries. Connected. WorldCat today 258+ million records 1.8+ billion holdings 20 February 2012 Slide 8 The worlds libraries. Connected. WorldCat growth since 1998 Millions of records (as of 30 June 2011) Slide 9 The worlds libraries. Connected. 30 June 2011 58.5% Total Records English German French Spanish Japanese Chinese Italian Dutch Russian Latin 235.5 m 97.7 m 33.0 m 21.3 m 9.7 m 7.5 m 5.9 m 3.9 m 3.5 m 3.2 m Multilingual WorldCat Slide 10 The worlds libraries. Connected. Non-Latin scripts in WorldCat January 20126 Month Growth5 Year Growth Arabic 728,66824.83%675% Bengali 353 4.13%35,200% Devanagari 2,974 4.76%74,250% CJK 13,234,4505.91%327% Cyrillic 647,64531.58%4,882% Greek 56,47917.10%21,539% Hebrew 1,529,97929.44%2787% Tamil 41,3773.31%517,113% Thai 150,0886.61%217,419% Slide 11 The worlds libraries. Connected. Source of WorldCat records Slide 12 The worlds libraries. Connected. Recent batchload projects added to WorldCat Wasada University 27,931 records processed and 7,125 records added to WorldCat Thammasat University Library, Thailand -- 562,885 records processed, with 97,705 adds Nanyang Tech University, Singapore -- 610,516 records processed, with 31,980 adds Perpustakaan University, Malaysia -- 70,982 records processed, 69,578 adds Slide 13 The worlds libraries. Connected. National Diet Library 4,979,589 records processed 4,318,453 records added to WorldCat Quarterly updates since February 2011 Slide 14 The worlds libraries. Connected. CALIS 521,227 records processed 264,648 records added to WorldCat Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001 OCLC and CALIS will evaluate project after one year Slide 15 The worlds libraries. Connected. Slide 16 Connecting the worlds libraries to operate and innovate at Webscale. Slide 17 The worlds libraries. Connected. Help libraries operate at Webscale Slide 18 The worlds libraries. Connected. Operating at Webscale is a strategy bigger than any one service or organization. Architect systems and services to scale as use grows Large gravitational hubs (eBay, Amazon, Google, Wikipedia) Lorcan Dempsey Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist Slide 19 The worlds libraries. Connected. Fred Kilgours Strategic Plan1967 Online union catalog and shared cataloging Serials control Technical processing (acquisitions) Interlibrary loan Retrieval by subject (reference) Remote catalog access and circulation control Slide 20 Shared infrastructure to manage and share resources across libraries and across communities. Shared data about the worlds libraries. Find and get it. Slide 21 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Mainstream alternatives to library services Demand declining for traditional services New patron demands Managing down print E-books at a tipping point Alignment to institutional/ societal goals Alignment to institutional/ societal goals Re-purposing library space Slide 22 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Mainstream alternatives to library services Demand declining for traditional services New patron demands Managing down print E-books at a tipping point Alignment to institutional/ societal goals Alignment to institutional/ societal goals Re-purposing library space Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Slide 23 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Library funding Budget pressures Global economy Re- deploying library staff Outsourcing Slide 24 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Library funding Budget pressures Global economy Re- deploying library staff Outsourcin g Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Slide 25 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Users start in Google / Google Scholar Discovery starts outside the library Getting in user workflows Exposure of library services Syndicating library data Slide 26 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Users start in Google / Google Scholar Discovery starts outside the library Getting into user workflows Exposure of library services Syndicating library data Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Slide 27 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Breaking down resource silos Licensed resource workflows Managing learning objects Digital integration / mass digitization Managing down print Slide 28 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Breaking down resource silos Licensed resource workflows Managing learning objects Digital integration / mass digitization Managing down print Unified Collection Management Efficiently manage a collection spanning print, electronic and digital material. Unified Collection Management Efficiently manage a collection spanning print, electronic and digital material. Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Meeting users at the point of need Present users with the library services they need within their mainstream workflows. Slide 29 The worlds libraries. Connected. Challenges / Opportunities Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Efficiency Maintaining, improving and transforming library services in an era of sustained downward budget pressure. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world. Relevance Ensuring library relevance in an increasingly digital / online/ network level / Webscale world.

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