ERIC Number: ED307889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
OCLC Office of Research Scholarly Service.
Crook, Mark A.
This report briefly describes the background, software, tools used, and future directions of the Scholarly Services project which began in 1987 in the OCLC Office of Research. Several selected projects are reviewed to illustrate how sample data are extracted from the OCLC Online Union Catalog to support scholars in their research endeavors. The first project described is an assessment of Baltic bibliography resources in the OCLC Online Union Catalog by Inese A. Smith of the Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom. It is noted that, because of the limited time frame of the study, it focused on materials in Latvian, the researcher's language specialty. The second project was a case study of the interlibrary loan patterns of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries which was done by Mary L. Larsgaard of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Three research studies on music materials are also described, including the work of Jeanette Drone in analyzing music scores, manuscripts of scores, and sound recordings, and the development of a hypermedia music reference system; Dr. Brian Stewart's work with the machine readable versions of the Telemann catalog and computer-assisted entry of Telemann scores; and the creation of a machine-compiled supplementary bibliography for a forthcoming publication by Thomas Heck, the music librarian at Ohio State University. Miscellaneous research projects by staff members of the OCLC Office of Research are then listed. Three appendixes provide sample data from the Baltic Bibliography, the Index to the Library of Congress Name-Authority File (Telemann study), and the Classified List of Music Subject Headings. (4 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.