Roy Tennant's "Cataloging Unchained" Video Illustrates the Power of Data Mining Our Cataloging Heritage

 

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Roy presented this video during his "Leveraging WorldCat: Data Mining the Largest Library Database in the World" keynote at the OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC) Annual Meeting on 26 February in Strasbourg, France.

With nearly 300 million bibliographic records, WorldCat is the largest aggregation of shared library data in the world. With access to this data on a large parallel processing computer cluster, OCLC Research has undertaken a number of projects to maximize its value by processing the data in interesting ways to create new services. Work is also being done to report back to the library profession on how the MARC standard has been used over the last 40 years. OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant kicked off his keynote presentation with this "Cataloging Unchained" video and went on to describe some of these efforts as an illustration of the power of mining shared library data.

For more information: Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
tennantr@oclc.org
+1-707-287-5580

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

Related links:

"Cataloging Unchained" video (3:24)

OCLC Research at the EMEA Regional Council Meeting event page

OCLC EMEA Regional Council Annual Meeting website

Roy Tennant's bio page

 

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.