OCLC Research Libraries Partnership: Three Easy Pieces

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An overview of the work of OCLC Research and the OCLC Research Library Partnership, focusing on three specific areas of work.

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  • Big issuesEnsuring accessibility and discoverabilityDigitization of contentBorn digital contentAccessibility and discoverability: hidden collections have been a big concern in the last 10 years. According to the survey data, issues of dealing with backlogs still loom large.Following on from this, institutions are particularly interested in digitizing unique materials in order to make them more accessible and more useful by scholars. We see this both in the survey and also in the interviews. Finally, dealing with born digital materials came up as a big issue of concern in the survey
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