2019 OCLC Research & Resource Sharing Forum, Australia & New Zealand

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Cullen Room

Holme Building, Science Rd

University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW 2006


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Join us for the 2019 OCLC Research & Resource Sharing Forum, Australia & New Zealand

OCLC invites library leaders and ILL professionals to Sydney, New South Wales to participate in the 2019 OCLC Research & Resource Sharing Forum. This new interpretation of past events will kick off with a high-level discussion of recent OCLC Research work, highlighting trends and strategic challenges. You will hear from industry leaders, and OCLC will present a strategic update on products and services. The afternoon will be broken out into two tracks, one focusing on OCLC ILL products and services, the other on OCLC Research & the Research Library Partnership (RLP).

Celebrate our strong community of ILL librarians and 40 years of OCLC interlibrary loan services. You'll find ways to improve operational efficiency, save time, and better connect end users to the information they need. It's a unique opportunity to interact with a very knowledgeable community of ILL professionals.

This event is free of charge, but registration is required.



Research & Resource Sharing Forum

9:00am - 12:05pm

"The Network changes everything."

We have been saying this for over ten years now, but how has it really changed the way we work, connect, and collaborate? Rachel Frick, OCLC Research Library Partnership Executive Director, will review trends in libraries relating to the network effect and a strategic outlook regarding academic and research libraries.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) University Librarian, Constance Wiebrands, is your representative on the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) Executive Committee. Constance will provide a Member update and share results of The Future of Global Resource Sharing International Survey of Librarians.

Dr. Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General, National Library of Australia, and representatives from the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa), will share top priorities and challenges for the National Libraries and their leadership role, with special attention to how they are opening up and sharing their collections.

RLP Program Officer Dennis Massie will present results from his recent resource sharing research, highlighting how collective collections and the desire to share special collections are influencing changes in practice.

OCLC’s Cathy King, Executive Director, Delivery Services, will be presenting a strategic update on products and services.


12:05pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions 1:00pm - 16:30pm


OIUGANZ User Group Meeting

1:00pm - 4:30pm

Break 2:20pm - 2:35pm

Facilitated by Kaye Foran, OUIGANZ Chair

The Resource Sharing session will consist of member presentations and round table discussions, including a presentation on the Te Puna WorldShare ILL experience. The session will finish with the OIUGANZ AGM. Please note: the AGM can only be attended by nominated representatives. All Tipasa, WorldShare ILL, VDX and Relais users can attend the presentations.

  • AGM: 4:15pm - 4:30pm

  • General Meeting/Presentations 1:00pm-4:15pm

OCLC Research: Focus on Research Data Management and the Library’s Role

1:00pm – 1:10pm Welcome, Rachel Frick, OCLC Research Library Partnership Executive Director

1:10pm – 1:50pm The Realities of Research Data Management, Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Officer, Rebecca Bryant will present on recent OCLC Research related to research data management practices, particularly the Realities of Research Data Management report series. She will also incorporate recent findings from the Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management report, with a particular focus on ANZ practices and distinctions.

2:20pm – 2:35pm Break

2:35pm – 4:30pm Facilitated Discussions on Research Support Services

OCLC RLP Program Officers Rebecca Bryant and Dennis Massie will facilitate action-oriented discussions about issues related to research data management and research support using structured activities designed to harness our collective intelligence, while simultaneously offering rich relationship-building opportunities. Discussion topics will be seeded by participants. We expect participants will leave with a clearer understanding of the challenges discussed, and concrete actions to move them forward.

Drinks in Courtyard Bar

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Please note: OCLC will be taking photographs and videotaping portions of this event. If you do not wish to participate, please contact prior to event.

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