Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie is a senior research scientist with OCLC. His research interests include analysis of library data, patterns and trends in the evolving scholarly record, and organisational and economic aspects of libraries and library capacities. His ORCID iD is 0000-0002-7173-8753.

Library Collections a Treasure Trove for Social Science Research

WorldCat, an aggregate database of library catalogs worldwide, was primarily set up to aid libraries in carrying out their work in areas such as cataloging or resource sharing. Brian Lavoie offers an insight into the types of questions WorldCat data can provide answers to, and how research of this kind also amplifies the value and impact of library collections.

4 years ago