Newly Published Report Highlights 2011 Work, Engagements of OCLC Research

 
This report presents our work in a new context and provides an overview of recent accomplishments.

The mission of OCLC Research is to expand knowledge that advances OCLC’s public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. We are one of the world's leading centers devoted exclusively to this type of work. Since 1978, we have carried out research and made technological advances that enhance the value of library services and improve the productivity of librarians and library users.

To meet these goals, OCLC Research is organized around three roles:

  1. To act as a community resource for shared Research and Development (R&D)
  2. To provide advanced development and technical support within OCLC itself
  3. To enhance OCLC's engagement with members and to mobilize the community around shared concerns.

This report pulls together our 2011 work in these three areas.

"We are pleased to provide this activity report to those interested in the work of OCLC Research. It provides highlights of our work, focusing on 2011. The purpose is to dive more deeply into our work, to provide a flavor of important themes, and to point to sources of further information," said Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist, in the preface to the report.

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist
OCLC
dempsey@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5335

Robert C. Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
bolander@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5207

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.