New White Paper from OCLC on "Meeting the E-Resources Challenge"

As a library cooperative, OCLC works closely with member institutions to help inform our strategic direction and respond to community matters. OCLC's E-resource Advisory Council (EAC), is a group of library leaders who are helping to guide the cooperative in advancing its electronic resource management strategy. The group began its third term in August with an expanded membership base to continue work on strategy and related solutions.

Two new OCLC Research Reports

Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy, written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway.
The report is a call for action that summarizes the benefits of systemic data management planning and identifies the stakeholders and their concerns.

Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections.
This report brings together the important work OCLC has done for the community in providing a quantitative, analytic, system-wide view of library collections.

OCLC Publishes 2013 Annual Report

In his first report, which will be mailed to the membership this month, OCLC President and CEO Skip Prichard said that the cooperative's current work is bold and important and that he is excited about the potential ahead.