OCLC’s Expert Community Experiment Ends

It has just been announced. OCLC’s wiki-like experiment has ended.

Glenn Patton reports:

This past Saturday, August 15th, marked the previously announced end of the six-month Expert Community Experiment.  My OCLC colleagues and I have been very pleased with the results of the experiment.

Here’s a quick summary of the statistics for activity from February 15 through August 15:

  • Expert Community Experiment replaces: 108,766
  • Number of institutions participating: 1,690 did at least one replace during the experiment with 368 institutions having activity each month.

The functionality that was implemented for the experiment will remain available for your continued use.

Over the next few weeks, we will complete our evaluation (including potential credits) and prepare for a wrap-up webinar that is planned for the latter half of September.   Watch for an announcement of this webinar.