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The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn

“This compilation provides a sequential overview of some of our user behavior research findings that articulate the need for the design of future library services to be all about the user.” (via OCLC)

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IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities report available

“Prepared by OCLC Research, IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities summarizes the June 2015 IMLS forum that focused on surfacing strategies for the field and emphasizing agency priorities, including helping underserved communities, fostering civic engagement, and making libraries accessible to all. The report offers insight into how libraries and their partners can develop community-driven projects and concludes with three takeaway questions for participants.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC to launch linked data pilot with seven leading libraries

“OCLC is working with seven leading libraries in a pilot program designed to learn more about how linked data will influence library workflows in the future. The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to surface WorldCat Person entities, including 109 million brief descriptions of authors, directors, musicians and others that have been mined from WorldCat, the world’s largest resource of library metadata.” (via OCLC)

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IMLS awards grants to OCLC

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently awarded grants to OCLC, including two National Leadership Grants for Libraries and one Laura Bush 21st Century Grant. National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance library and archival practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely replicated. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty and library leaders.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC named among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in Information Technology

OCLC, the global library technology service and research organization based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT. It is the 10th consecutive year OCLC has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the IT publication’s annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which is published in the June 22 issue of Computerworld and available online at Computerworld.com. OCLC placed at number 26 on the 2015 list, in the Small Companies category (fewer than 2,500 employees). (via OCLC)

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