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Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study

“The OhioLINK consortium and OCLC Research collected and analyzed circulation data for libraries within the consortium. The study, which examines the circulation of 28,475,701 items from over 100 academic libraries, is the largest and most diverse compilation of academic usage data for books ever collected.” (via ACRL)

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“Shifts in Scholarly Attention Among World Regions” presentation by Dr. Charles Kurzman now available

“Dr. Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presented “Shifts in Scholarly Communications Among World Regions” at the OCLC Research Briefing at UNC Chapel Hill on 7 June 2013. At this event, Dr. Kurzman presented his research on changing academic attention to world regions over the past 50 years, “attention” as measured by analyzing works published about each region of the world and collected in U.S. academic libraries for each year of publication since 1958.  The patterns that emerge from this research will help to inform social scientists and educational policymakers about trends and possible gaps in scholarly attention to different regions of the world.” (via OCLC)

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway’s “Why Google?” OCLC Research Briefing at UNC Chapel Hill presentation now available

“Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway presented Why Google?: “…[Google] saved time, it saved gas, I got what I needed, and it wasn’t a big deal.” at the OCLC Research Briefing at UNC Chapel Hill on 7 June 2013. During this presentation, she discussed results of multiple user behavior studies and recommendations for promoting user engagement with library services, sources, and systems.” (via OCLC)

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Social Media and Archives report details habits and preferences of archival researchers

“Social Media and Archives: A Survey of Archive Users details findings from a survey of users of archives to learn more about how researchers find out about systems like ArchiveGrid, and the role that social media, recommendations, reviews, and other forms of user-contributed annotation play in archival research. Written by OCLC Research Consulting Software Architect Bruce Washburn, Research Assistant Ellen Eckert, and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt, this report will be of interest to those working with archival discovery services, or those investigating the utility of social media in discovery environments.” (via OCLC)

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ArchiveGrid and Related Work webinar outputs available

“The recording, slides, chat transcript, archived tweets and links to additional resources from this OCLC Research webinar are available below as well as on the ArchiveGrid and Related Work webinar page. The webinar recording is also available on YouTube and in iTunes. ArchiveGrid, a discovery system that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, was formerly offered as an OCLC subscription service but has recently been made freely available by OCLC Research.” (via OCLC)

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Explore cookbooks and more from libraries around the world with new Cookbook Finder app

“New from OCLC Research, Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. It allows users to search by person, place and topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more), as well as browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API). Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.” (via OCLC)

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Major global publishers to add new content to WorldCat

“OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide. This new content will be integrated into library management workflows and will be discoverable by users through a variety of OCLC services, such as WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org.” (via OCLC)

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50 more libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

“Fifty additional libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services this year, choosing the Web-based library management services that simplify back-office operations, streamline library workflows, and provide a powerful discovery and delivery service for library users. WorldShare Management Services offer unified, Web-based applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—to streamline workflows, and create new value for their institutions and users.” (via OCLC)

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OCLC and EasyBib create MLA Citation Basics eBook

“OCLC has expanded their partnership with Imagine Easy Solutions, the creators of EasyBib, to provide a series of new quick-reference resources for library staff members, to help improve student information literacy and cite resources correctly. The first of these quick-reference resources is a citation eBook, MLA Citation Basics for MLA 7th Edition. Library staff members can use the eBook in the classroom or provide as a handout for students and faculty” (via OCLC)

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New WorldCat Metadata API will enable OCLC members, partners to build new applications for libraries to catalog in WorldCat

“OCLC has launched the new WorldCat Metadata API that will enable member libraries and partners to build and share applications on the OCLC WorldShare Platform for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. Libraries will be able to create applications with the new API to add new and enrich existing WorldCat bibliographic records, and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data.” (via OCLC)

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