OCLC’s Expert Community Experiment Update

This announcement was just posted by Glenn Patton: I wanted to call OCLC-CAT readers’ attention to recent updates to the Expert Community pages on the OCLC web site (http://www.oclc.org/us/en/worldcat/catalog/quality/expert/default.htm).  The pages have been updated to clarify that, following the conclusion of the experiment last August, the functionality remain in place.  Activity has continued to be …

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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 …

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OCLC Expert Community Experiment – July Stats

The July statistics for OCLC's Expert Community Experiment have been announced by Glenn Patton: Activity continued to grow in July with 20,287 replaces compared to 19,387 in June.  That brings us to a total of 99,693 Expert Community replaces since the Experiment started in February. The number of Expert Community replaces continues to be higher …

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OCLC Expert Community Experiement and Webinars

Just out from OCLC: OCLC WorldCat Quality Management staff members are planning to offer webinars for OCLC member libraries approximately once per quarter in the future.  The Expert Community Experiment was the subject of a Webinar in February 2009.  In June 2009, we offered a Webinar on parallel records.  Recordings of both of these webinars …

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OCLC Expert Community Experiment, June 2009 Stats In

Glenn Patton just posted the statistics for the OCLC Expert Community Experiment for the month of June. In June, activity was higher with 19,387 replaces compared to 16,704 in May.  That brings us to a total of 79,406 Expert Community replaces since the Experiment started in February. The number of Expert Community replaces continues to …

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OCLC Expert Community Stats for May

Glenn Patton has just put out the statistics for May in regards to the OCLC Expert Community Experiment. In May, there were 16,704 Expert Community Experiment replaces (down from 19,489 in April).  Activity since the start of the Experiment now totals 60,244 records replaced.  There were 1024 institutions that did at least one replace in …

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OCLC Expert Community Experiment

The experiment ends this coming July. We have reached the middle of this experiment (more or less). There has been an increase in the number of changes to records in OCLC. These changes range from adding call numbers to correcting spelling mistakes. With the knowledge that Glenn Patton releases every month as to the statistics …

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