Driven by Shared Data
Libraries work together to find solutions, save money, learn from each other, share resources and achieve efficiencies. The goal of the new Collective Insight series is to take this idea and extend it to broad issues that impact the work libraries do. By applying some massively collaborative thinking to issues and opportunities that libraries face today, we can deepen our collective knowledge, broaden our expertise, and discover specific actions that can be applied immediately—both at your library, and across the OCLC cooperative.
This year, the series’ focus is Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data. Over the past decade, we’ve seen many organizations utilize data in new and exciting ways, and “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions. Data is an essential driver of success. How can libraries collectively leverage our shared data to gain greater insight and strengthen the services we provide?
Join us for this series of discussions!
22 April 2014
"Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library" is a half-day event at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, on April 22. Co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC, it will help to define the practice of assessment and identify tools for reaching assessment goals in your library.
Venue: Rapaporte Treasure Room, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
OCLC Symposium: The Hope and Hype of MOOCs
As part of the OCLC Collective Insight Series, Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow at NITLE, presents an overview and recent news of MOOCs.
Data, Data in the Cloud, Libraries Are Clearly Well-Endowed
James Neal was the keynote speaker at OCLC's Collective Insight Series event, "The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities," at Johns Hopkins University.