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MAR 14

Print Management at "Mega-scale": a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America

In this webinar, Program Officer Constance Malpas and Research Scientist Brian Lavoie present findings from their report, Print Management at "Mega-scale": a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America. Tweet: #ormega

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Speakers
Constance Malpas
Program Officer, OCLC Research

Brian Lavoie, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, OCLC Research

Description

In this webinar, Program Officer Constance Malpas and Research Scientist Brian Lavoie present findings from their report, Print Management at "Mega-scale": a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America. The report provides insight into the characteristics of a network of regionally consolidated print collections, key relationships across these collections, and their implications for system-wide issues such as information access, mass digitization, resource sharing, and preservation of library resources.

Constance and Brian explain how they utilized urbanist Richard Florida's mega-regions framework and the WorldCat bibliographic database to explore the North American print book resource as a network of regionally consolidated shared collections. The mega-regions framework enables a re-imagining of the "natural boundaries" of collection management, and offers a unique perspective on the new geography of library service provision, in which services and collections are increasingly organized "above the institution." Constance and Brian also discuss some extensions of the mega-regions work, including focused application of the mega-region framework to specific consortia contexts.

This free webinar was open to all and took place online via WebEx. It was also offered as part of the OCLC Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data Series.

Date

14 March 2013

Time

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

Online via WebEx

Additional resources

  • Print Management at "Mega-scale": a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America report overview [link]
  • OCLC OhioLINK Collection and Circulation Analysis overview [link]
  • Cloud-sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-digitized Library Environment Report [pdf]
  • Original research by Richard Florida and colleagues [pdf]
  • More mega-regions maps [link]
  • Contance Malpas' bio page [link]
  • Brian Lavoie's bio page [link]
  • OCLC Research webinars [link]
  • OCLC Research webinars in iTunes [link]
  • OCLC Research YouTube Channel [link]

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