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Collective Insight

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?  

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Upcoming events

22 April 2014

Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library: a Collective Insight Event

"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]

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