OCLC and the Social Web:Building tools, providing platforms, engaging the communityWebinar Transcript
OCLC and the Social Web: Building tools, providing platforms, engaging the community International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Eric Childress Consulting Project Manager OCLC Office of Research [email_address] Andy Havens Manager of Branding and Creative Services, OCLC [email_address]
OCLC: Member owned and governed since 1967.
Mission: Connecting people to knowledge through library cooperation.
Vision: The world’s libraries. Connected.
Introduction to OCLC
World’s largest library cooperative. Established in 1967 in Ohio, USA. Non-profit charter to reduce rate of rise of library costs and increase access to the world’s information.
WorldCat union catalog: Cooperative database of 145 million+ records, representing materials in 71,000 libraries in 112 countries.
WorldCat.org: Free-to-the-public search site for materials in WorldCat libraries.
WorldCat Resource Sharing: World’s largest inter-library loan network, reaching 10,000 libraries with a transaction every 4 seconds.
WebJunction.org: Peer-to-peer training and support network for libraries.
OCLC Research: Leading applied research center for libraries, archives, museums. Hosted original Dublin Core meeting in 1995.
Building tools: WorldCat.org
Building tools: WorldCat.org social features RSS Feeds Lists List watching Reviews and ratings User tags Portable search box
Providing platforms: Facebook App and CiteMe tool Learn more at: http://apps.facebook.com/worldcat/ Learn more at: http://apps.facebook.com/citemeapp/ Learn about the Developers’ Network at: http://www.worldcat.org/devnet/wiki/Main_Page
Engaging the community: OCLC and the wider, social Web
13 official blogs and counting; 12 in English, 1 in English, Spanish & Portuguese. Subscribe to any/all at: www.oclc.org/rss/
10+ product-related discussion lists plus hosted lists: https://www3.oclc.org/app/listserv/
Twitter: @oclc, @oclcdevnet + dozens of personal OCLC employee accounts (e.g., @lorcanD)
Facebook: WorldCat.org applications, OCLC, WorldCat, WebJunction, other fan pages
WebJunction forums, OCLC Developer’s Network
Content on oclc.org (articles, reports, Webinars, news, some datasets) available as HTML, RSS, etc.
Growing the size and scope of OCLC-provided linked data (e.g., VIAF – a multi-national authority file). See: http://outgoing.typepad.com/outgoing/2009/09/viaf-as-linked-data.html
OCLC blogs… your glimpse into our minds
Engaging the community: OCLC reports and more NextSpace: Libraries and social networking http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/007/1.htm “ Some thoughts about egos, objects, and social networks” http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/001601.html Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/default.htm
If you have a moment, we invite you to take a look at these OCLC blogs… And we welcome your comments!
Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog: orweblog.oclc.org
WorldCat Blog: worldcat.org/blogs
It’s all good: scanblog.blogspot.com
Hanging Together: hangingtogether.org
Designing the Future: community.oclc.org/engineering