Throughout its history, the Research unit at OCLC has periodically issued groups of publications for particular purposes. The following sets are listed here as an historical record. In some cases, citations alone remain available for individual pulications; others are available only in hard copy. The most recent are available electronically. We hope to provide additional online access to these historical publications over time.


Annual Review of OCLC Research

From 1986 through 1999, the OCLC Offfice of Research published an annual compilation of research reports, which included OCLC project and special reports, descriptions of external and collaborative projects, reports of work supported by the OCLC Library and Information Science Research Grant Program, and synopses of presentations in the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series.

The full Annual Review of OCLC Research (AROR) was published on paper from 1985/86 through 1996. Beginning in 1994, electronic full-text versions were published on the OCLC Web site. In 1997 and 1998 paper brochures titled "Highlights of the Annual Review of OCLC Research 199x" were produced. These brochures contained abstracts of reports in the complete AROR, and directed readers to the full Web publications. They were intended only as an interim device to help our readers make the transition from paper to Web publication. The "Highlights" piece was not produced in 1999, and the main publication ceased after the 1999 issue.

Individual articles are listed in the OCLC Research bibliography. The AROR ceased publication after the 1999 issue.

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1999

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1998

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1997

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1996

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1995

Annual Review of OCLC Research 1994

Jul, Erik, ed. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1992–June 1993. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1994.

Jul, Erik and Kezia Sproat, eds. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1991–June 1992. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1992.

Jul, Erik and Mary Fisher, eds. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1990–June 1991. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1991.

Jul, Erik and Mary C. Taylor, eds. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1989–June 1990. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1990.

________. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1988–June 1989. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1989.

________. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1987–June 1988. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1988.

________. Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1986–June 1987. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1987.

Annual Review of OCLC Research July 1985–July 1986. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 1986.


Monograph series

OCLC library, information, and computer science series

Hildreth, Charles. 1982. Online Public Access Catalogs: The User Interface. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Sager, Donald J. 1983. Public Library Administrators' Planning Guide to Automation. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Tolle, John E. 1984. Public Access Terminals: Determining Quantity Requirements. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Markey, Karen. 1984. Subject Searching in Library Catalogs: Before and after the Introduction of Online Catalogs. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Campus of the future: Conference on Information Resources. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Audiovisual Material Glossary compiled by N.B. Olson. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

OPACs and Beyond: Proceedings of a Joint Meeting of the British Library, DBMIST, and OCLC. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center.


Research Report Series

Through the Research Report Series, OCLC research project results are made available to the public. OCLC Research Reports are published and distributed by OCLC. In addition, the reports are deposited with ERIC, which makes them available in microfiche as well as paper copy. Until Research Reports are available from ERIC (usually six to nine months after publication), OCLC will supply copies to persons and institutions requesting them. Due to the increasing demand for these reports and increasing costs to produce them, OCLC charges requestors a nominal fee. The OCLC price or ERIC number is noted below for each report. These research reports are also available through OCLC Interlibrary Loan. OCLC Control Numbers in parentheses are for the ERIC versions of the reports.

Subject Heading Patterns in OCLC Monographic Records
by E. O'Neill, and R. Aluri
Report Number: OCLC/RDD/RR-79/1; ERIC ED 183167; 96 pages
OCLC Control Number: 5363484 (8183083)

An Overview of a Proposed Monitoring Facility for the Large-scale
Network-based OCLC Online System
by W. Dominick, D. Penniman, and J. Rush
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-80/1; ERIC ED 186042; 30 pages
OCLC Control Number: 6105747 (8958912)

A Test of Digital Broadcast Corporation's INFOCAST System
by Tom Harnish and Peggy Zimbeck
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-80/P1. Date: 1980 May 31

Analytical Review of Catalog Use Studies
by K. Markey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-80/2; ERIC ED 186041; 66 pages
OCLC Control Number: 6081637 (8272034)

A Method for Correcting Typographical Errors in Subject Headings
in OCLC Records
by E. O'Neill, and R. Aluri
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/R-80/3; ERIC ED 215680; 34 pages
OCLC Control Number: 6910462 (8964879)

Field, Subfield, and Indicator Statistics in OCLC Bibliographic Records
by T.B. Hickey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-81/1; ERIC ED 202484; 156 pages
OCLC Control Number: 7548884 (8958967)

Development of a Probabilistic Author Search and Matching Technique for Retrieval and Creation of Bibliographic Records
by T. B. Hickey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-81-2; ERIC ED 206286; 48 pages
OCLC Control Number: 7548871

Online Public Access Systems: Data Collection Instruments for Patron
and System Evaluation
by Neil K. Kaske and Charles R. Hildreth
Report Number: (not available) 1982
OCLC Control Number: (not available)

Survey of Online Searching Instruction in Schools of Library and
Information Science
by C. H. Fenichel, and S.P. Harter
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-82/1; ERIC ED 210038; 108 pages
OCLC Control Number: 7993625

The American Public Library
by D. Sager
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-82/1; ERIC ED 221222; 58 pages
OCLC Control Number: 8731829

The Process of Subject Searching in the Library Catalog: Final Report
of the Subject Access Research Project
by K. Markey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/1; ERIC ED 231 390; 152 pages
OCLC Control Number 9391109

Current Utilization of Online Catalogs: Transaction Log Analysis;
Final Report to the Council on Library Resources, Volume I
by J. E. Tolle
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/2; ERIC ED 231 402; 128 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9495946

Online Catalog Use: Results of Surveys and Focus Group Interviews in
Several Libraries; Final Report to the Council on Library Resources, Volume II
by K. Markey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/3; ERIC ED 231 403; 284 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9495805

A Comprehensive Study of Online Public Access Catalogs:
An Overview and Application of Findings; Final Report to the Council on Library Resources, Volume III
by N. K. Kaske, and N. P. Sanders
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/4; ERIC ED 231 404; 102 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9496028

Multidimensional Mapping of Libraries Based on Shared Holdings in the
OCLC Online Union Catalog
by W.E. McGrath, and T.B. Hickey
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/5; ERIC ED 235 802; 54 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9746645

A Study of User Adaption to an Interactive Information Retrieval System
by C.T. Meadow
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/6; ERIC ED 235 807; 120 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9746704

End User Behavior on the Ohio State University Libraries' Online Catalog: A Computer Monitoring Study
by C.L. Borgman
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/7
OCLC Price: $3.00; 42 pages
OCLC Control Number: 9891430

Videotex Project Reviews II
by R.E. Widing II, and W.W. Talarzyk
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-83/8; ERIC ED 237 065; 115 pages
OCLC Control Number: 10898302

Dewey Decimal Classification Online Project: Evaluation of a Library
Schedule and Index Integrated into the Subject Searching Capabilities
of an Online Catalog: Final Report to the Council on Library Resources
by K. Markey and A. Demeyer
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-86/1; 520 pages
OCLC Control Number: 13287558

How Public Library Patrons Use Nonfiction Books
by C. Prabha, J. Bunge, and D. Rice
Report Number: OCLC/OPR/RR-87/1; 96 pages
OCLC Control Number: 15170301

Nonfiction Book Use by Academic Library Users
by C. Prabha, D. Rice, and D. Cameron
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-88/1; 60 pages
OCLC Control Number: 17723892

Characteristics of Subject Authority Records in the Machine-readable
Library of Congress Subject Headings
by K. Markey and D. Vizine-Goetz
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-88/2; 196 pages
OCLC Control Number: 18650558

Indexes to the Established Titles, Variant Titles, Obsolete Uniform Titles, and Work Numbers in the Library of Congress Name-Authority File for the Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Telemann
by J. Drone
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-88/3; 440 pages
OCLC Control Number: 18902311

Music Subject Headings from the Machine-Readable Library of Congress Subject Authority File. Vol. 1, Classified Listing
by J. Drone
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-88/4; 722 pages
OCLC Control Number: 18928025

Music Subject Headings from the Machine-Readable Library of Congress Subject Authority File. Vol. 2, Alphabetical Listings of Subject Headings and See From Tracings (Topical Terms)
by J. Drone
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-88/5; 830 pages
OCLC Control Number: 18928025

Variations in Subject Cataloging in Non-LC Cataloging Records in the
OCLC Database
by L. Chan
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-89/1; 86 pages
OCLC Control Number: 19658904

Assessing Information on the Internet: Toward Providing Library Services for Computer-Mediated Communication
by M. Dillon, E. Jul, M. Burge, and C. Hickey
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR-93/1
OCLC Price: $20.00; 160 pages
OCLC Control Number: MAN8320

Determining the Content of Machine-Readable Subdivision Records
by K. Drabenstott
Report Number: OCLC/OR/RR/93-2
OCLC Price: $12.00; 117 pages
OCLC Control Number: MAN8196


Research Review

January 1992
"Greenwood Press Publishes Book on User Interfaces."
Prabha, Chandra. "Zero Hits."
Sproat, Kezia. "New Publication to Be Test-Marketed in Asia."
"The Electronic DDC."
[Note: No issue published in October, 1991.]

July 1991
Jul, Erik. "U.S. Department of Education Funds Internet Research."
Taylor, Mary C. "Grant Program Makes Awards."
Weibel, Stuart L. "CORE Project Enters Phase III."
"State Library of Ohio Provides Grant for Preservation Research."

April 1991
Jul, Erik. "Howard Besser Paints Picture of Image Databases."
O'Neill, Edward T. "Study of Book Deterioration in Ohio Libraries."
Weibel, Stuart L. "ILL Micro Enhancer Barcode Reader."

January 1991
Stephens, Dave. "FastCat Project."
Vizine-Goetz, Diane. "The Dewey Decimal Classification as an Online Classification Tool."

October 1990
Handley, John C. "Document Image Processing Toolbox."
Weibel, Stuart, and Handley, John C. "Project ADAPT: Automated Document Analysis Processing and Tagging."

July 1990
Hickey, Thomas. "XLS: The Experimental Library System."
Thompson, Roger. "Information Retrieval Research Laboratory."

April 1990
Crabb, J. Charles. "Advantages of an Object-Oriented Database."
Prabha, Chandra. "The Interlibrary Loan Process and OCLC."
Vizine-Goetz, Diane, and Pocius, Kym. "Cataloger's Assistant Workstation."

January 1990
Prasse, Mike. "Evaluating System Usability: The Video Analysis Method."

November 1989
Hickey, Thomas. "XLS, The Experimental Library System."
Lindeman, Martha. "An Overview of a National Survey on the Use of Books and Journals."
Stephens, David. "OCR Retro-Con."

July 1989
Crook, Mark. "Scholarly Services Project."
Dillon, Martin, and Wenzel, Patrick. "Enhanced Bibliographic Record Retrieval."
Prabha, Chandra, and Prasse, Mike. "Cataloging Productivity Studies Time Required for Cataloging English Language Books."
Taylor, Mary. "Library and Information Science Research Program Grants Awarded June 1989."

April 1989
O'Neill, Edward T. "Duplicate Detection."
Taylor, Mary. "Research Advisory Committee Meeting."
Vizine-Goetz, Diane. "Cataloger's Assistant."
Weibel, Stuart L. "Project ADAPT."

January 1989
Handley, John C. "Assessing the Performance of OCR Systems."
Weibel, Stuart. "The MARC_UP CATALOG Card Conversion Prototype."

October 1988
Bookstein, Abraham. "Analysis of Library Data."
Crook, Mark. "Music Research Activities Recognition."
Hickey, Thomas. "Union Catalogs on Personal Supercomputers."
Taylor, Mary. "OPACS and Beyond."

July 1988
Crook, Mark. "Office of Research Information Services Update."
Terrall, Tom. "Office of Research Classification Seminar."

April 1988
Drone, Jeanette M. "HyperBach: A Prototype, Hypermedia Music Reference System."
Svenonius, Elaine, and O'Neill, Edward T. "Clustering Equivalent Bibliographic Records."

January 1988
Gordon, Martha J. "The User, The Designer, and The Process of System Design."
Handley, John. "Sampling Simulation for Duplicate Detection."

October 1987
Bunge, John. "Duplicate Detection and The "Species Problem."
Crook, Mark, and Bunge, John. "Information Services."

July 1987
Dillon, Martin, and Crook, Mark. "A Prototype Automated Collection Analysis Tool for Libraries."
Teskey, Niall. "Extensions to the Advanced Interface Management Project."

April 1987
Handley, John. "Graph-Text Field Test."
Miksa, Francis. "The Development and Current Status of Classification Theory and Method in Library and Information Science [part 2]."
Prabha, Chandra. "How Academic Library Patrons Use Nonfiction Books: A Study in Progress."

January 1987
Chirakos, Cheryl. "OCLC/Office of Research Library School Grant Program."
Miksa, Francis. "The Development and Current Status of Classification Theory and Method in Library and Information Science [part 1]."
Taylor, Mary. "Collection Analysis/Development Conference."

April 8, 1986
Markey, Karen. "Library Classification as a Subject Searcher's Tool in an Online Catalog."
Vizine-Goetz, Diane. "Class Dispersion Between the Library of Congress Classification and the Dewey Decimal Classification."

January 27, 1986
Hickey, Thomas. "Graph-Text Project."
Noreault, Terry. "Very Intelligent Terminal Project."
Oskins, W. Mike. "Optical Storage Technologies."

October 31, 1985
Das-Gupta, Padmini. "Boolean Interpretation of Conjunctions for Document Retrieval."
Tolle, John E. "Conser Abstracting and Indexing Coverage Overlap Study."
Tolle, John E. "Display Format Project."

April 15, 1985
O'Neill, Edward T. "Subject Access Project."
Oskins, W. Mike. "Expert Systems."
Tolle, John E. "Very Intelligent Terminal Based Information Systems."

December 20, 1984
Markey, Karen. "Subject Searching in an Online Catalog Using the Dewey Classification."
Tolle, John. "Performance Monitoring Methodologies."


Working Papers

The Working Papers series provides OCLC staff a forum for research and technical papers in progress. This series is designed to improve access to information that is central to OCLC research and technological interests. The Working Papers series encourages scholarly discussion and peer review early in the research process. The position papers, recommendations, and preliminary research papers found in the series may lead to research proposals, projects, reports, or publications and presentations of other kinds. Information contained in the Working Papers may be considered proprietary and confidential, and distribution is subject to the proprietary statement, if any, found in the respective document.

A Report on Conversion of JAPAN MARC Records to OCLC-MARC Records
by Yuzo Ito
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-88/1
Date: June, 1988
Online Union Catalog Subsetting Analysis
by John Bunge
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-88/2P
Date: August 1, 1988
Selected Descriptive Statistics from the OCLC Online Union Catalog
by Mark Crook
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-88/3P
Date: August 1, 1988
Scientific American Project Report
by Lora J. Nelson
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-88/4P
Date: August 1, 1988
A Bibliographic Study of Latvian Records in the OCLC Online Union Catalog
by Inese Auzina Smith
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-88/5P
Date: September 1, 1988
Optical Character Recognition on Noise-Free Images of Documents
by John C. Handley
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-89/1P
Date: January 31, 1989
An Analysis of Table of Contents Data in Archive and Bibliographic Records
by Mark A. Crook
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-90/1P
Date: March 30, 1990
WISDOM: A User Interface for CD-ROM and Online Database Screening
by Mark W. Bendig
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-90/2P
Date: April 16, 1990
Multimedia Computing: An Annotated Bibliography
by Mark A. Crook
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-90/3P
Date: June 30, 1990
XVT Versus Microsoft Windows API
by Dave Stephens
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-90/4P
Date: June 30, 1990
Merging Optical Character Recognition Outputs for Improved Accuracy
by John C. Handley and Thomas B. Hickey
Paper Number: OCLC/OR/WP-90/5P
Date: December 14, 1990

 

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