Publications

Reporting our findings for the benefit of all.

Featured Publication

Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections

This report brings together the important work that OCLC Research has done for the community in providing a quantitative, analytic, system-wide view of library collections. This work has established an evidence base that has encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, and "above-the-institution" management strategies.

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All Publications

A comprehensive bibliography of all reports, white papers, journal articles and books published by OCLC Research staff.


OCLC Research Reports

Published by OCLC Research, many of these reports were produced in support of the OCLC Research Library Partnership.


Newsletters

Above the Fold

A weekly current awareness newsletter for the changing world of libraries, archives and museums.

OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights

A quarterly roundup of news, events, publications, prototypes, and other activities of OCLC Research.


Presentations

Selected slidedecks from OCLC Research's many appearances at local, national and international conferences and meetings.

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.