Oclc Research Podcasts And Webinars



Podcasts and webinars from OCLC Research.


  • The Power of Raised Expectations

    16/01/2012 Duración: 20min

    In this wide-ranging and optimistic interview, Professor Lankes challenges us to raise our expectations--of ourselves, our colleagues, and of our institutions--to better serve our communities. He describes how fostering an environment where risk-taking and expectation of occasional failure (as opposed to mistakes) can better enable us to meet our challenges. He urges us to engage in lively conversations with the communities we serve and imagine what we could be instead of what we were. And of course he says this in a much more engaging, interesting, and eloquent way than this pitiful summary can depict. Listen and be inspired.

  • How Libraries License e-Content

    20/09/2010 Duración: 11min

    In this podcast, noted library author and "provocateur" Dorothea Salo discusses how libraries license e-content and why collective action by libraries and library consortia is needed to change how licensing currently happens.

  • The Hathi Trust and "The Silence of the Archive"

    06/05/2009 Duración: 19min

    In this interview, John Price Wilkin, Executive Director, Hathi Trust and AUL for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan discusses recent accomplishments and future plans for the Hathi Trust cooperative effort, plus an amazing prediction.

  • Professional Pivot Point: Regaining Relevance in a Rapidly Changing World

    11/12/2008 Duración: 28min

    In this interview, Joe Janes, Associate Professor of the Information School at the University of Washington discusses why he believes that the future will either leave libraries in the dust, or we can seize opportunities to demonstrate our value and solidify our place in modern society.

  • Beyond brilliant silos: video content, data sets, open source and rights management.

    20/11/2008 Duración: 20min

    In this interview, Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at Rutgers University discusses video content, data sets and open source, plus why you can never get away from rights management.

  • Research Libraries: the Viewpoint of a Scholar Poet

    19/09/2008 Duración: 20min

    In this interview, Robert Crawford, Poet and Professor of Modern Scottish Literature, University of St Andrews, discusses scholarship, the importance of digitized archives and inspiration from new technologies.

  • Special Collections and Beyond--Conservation, Project Funding and Digital Surrogates

    29/08/2008 Duración: 11min

    In this interview, Richard Ovenden, Associate Director and Keeper of Special Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford, discusses special collections and beyond, including conservation, project funding and digital surrogates.

  • Picking Up the Pace: Considering the Implications of Accelerated Archival Processing

    21/08/2008 Duración: 38min

    In this interview, Alice Schreyer from University of Chicago Library discusses how successfully increasing processing throughput impacts researchers, staff and space.

  • Electronic Records: The Archivist's 600-Pound Gorilla

    30/07/2008 Duración: 38min

    In this interview, Jackie Dooley from UC Irvine discusses the challenges of digital preservation and some current efforts that illustrate progress.

  • The Cost of Owning Technology

    01/07/2008 Duración: 20min

    In this interview, Ken Hamma, Executive Director for Digital Policy and Initiatives, J. Paul Getty Trust, discusses how owning technology requires significant ongoing investment, but various options exist that can bring down costs and lead to a more collaborative future.

  • Strategically Embracing Technology to Improve Libraries

    08/05/2008 Duración: 21min

    In this interview, Mackenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, discusses how to overcome the risks of missing out on new services for faculty research collections, and digital preservation.

  • Why Shouldn't the Library Catalog be an Encyclopedia?

    11/04/2008 Duración: 09min

    In this interview, Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian in the Digital Library Program at Indiana University, discusses how and why the library catalog could tie in with other systems to provide seamless access to users.

  • Access Improvement

    08/04/2008 Duración: 15min

    In this interview, Dennis Meissner, Head of Collections Management at Minnesota Historical Society, discusses how to invest resources wisely to best serve audience needs, and the importance of self-study.

  • Moving Toward the Network Level

    25/01/2008 Duración: 28min

    In this interview,Jeremy Frumkin, Head of Emerging Technologies at Oregon State University, discusses what "moving toward the network level" really means, who is doing it and how will it impact libraries.

  • The Value of Physical Artifacts in an Increasingly Virtual World

    13/01/2008 Duración: 21min

    In this interview, Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, discusses how libraries create a digital environment where researchers can derive the evidence they need to do their work.