Missing Materials and a WorldCat Back Door (Beta)

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Jennifer Schaffner and Eric Childress' Missing Materials and a WorldCat Back Door presentation at the RLG Partnership Annual Meeting, Jun2 2, 2009

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Missing Materials and a WorldCat Back Door (Beta)

  1. 1. Missing Materials and a WorldCat Back Door beta Eric Childress Consulting Project Manager OCLC Research Jennifer Schaffner Program Officer OCLC Research “Cool Tools” 2009 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting ©2008 OCLC, Inc.
  2. 2. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind...” “We’ll shine the bright light,” BPL President Bernard Margolis told the Globe, “and see if some of these things out there can find their way home.” Missing Materials demonstration, 2009 RLG Annual Meeting, Boston 2
  3. 3. Concept • RLG partners working with OCLC Research: • Prove operational concept with existing OCLC tools • Facilitate a sustainable, effective process • After concept is proven, invite more early- adopters among RLG Partners • OCLC members (and in later phases, other agencies) disclose stolen/missing rare and unique materials: • In a low-touch, low cost, simple workflow • At web-scale for disclosure in search engines • Wide disclosure favors recovery Missing Materials demonstration, 2009 RLG Annual Meeting, Boston 3
  4. 4. Missing Materials procedure Setup Report Disclose Missing Materials demonstration, 2009 RLG Annual Meeting, Boston 4

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