Leveraging the Power of FRBR in Library Data

May 6, 2014 0

Diane will describe the ongoing efforts of OCLC Research to apply principles of the FRBR model to the WorldCat database. OCLC’s FRBR activity involves grouping bibliographic records into work clusters based on author and title information in bibliographic and authority records. The results of the clustering are visible in WorldCat.org and as experimental linked data work descriptions. The grouping of records into works also provides the basis for a number of applications and services developed Read More

It Can Happen Here:Trends in the Management of Business Continuity and Disaster Response

April 16, 2013 0

Is your library prepared when disaster strikes?  Does your library have contingency plans? Wes Boomgaarden of The Ohio State University will provide an overview on disaster preparedness.  This event is co-sponsored by the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (co-asis&t) and the Central Ohio Special Libraries Association Chapter (COSLA). WHEN:  Tuesday April 30, 2013 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments, Sign-In & Networking 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Presentation and Q & Read More

The OCLC Usability Lab

November 26, 2012 0

The OCLC usability lab was established in 1990 as one of the first Usability Labs in the Central Ohio area. It was the post-doctoral project of Mike Prasse, who has been manager of the ULab since its beginning. This presentation will a history of the ULab (now in its third incarnation), and will include various tidbits of do’s and don’ts when establishing and running a usability lab in a large corporation. WHEN: Tuesday December 4, Read More

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