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1 You Heard It Here First… Roy Tennant OCLC Research Code4Lib2010

2 OCLC Innovation Lab Three people: Mike Teets, Tip House, Rob Koopman (Europe) Will leverage staff from throughout the organization Lodged in Research, but aimed at bridging the gulf between research and production Just getting underway now…

3 Why an Innovation Lab? Generate new OCLC services, test existing services in new ways, or explore new ways to accomplish existing services Infuse innovation culture into all areas of OCLC Provide impedance matching between fast moving, new ideas and slower moving production processes (John Patrick, NetAttitude)

4 Why Should You Care? If were successful, your membership cooperative will become more agile and responsive to your needs There will be new opportunities to work with OCLC data and services to assist in your own innovative projects There will be new opportunities to work with OCLC innovation resources: Research, Developer Network, OCLC Web Services, Enterprise Architecture Office

5 Assets We Can Bring to Bear Massive computing resources (present 33- node computing cluster, soon to be replaced) Substantial research capacity Decades of experience in software development Relationships with organizations around the globe

6 What You Can Offer Good ideas An awareness that we cannot take on every good idea (standard disclaimer here) A willingness to take risks and try things out Your own development resources for shared projects

7 Lets Talk! Who to talk to for what: OCLC Web Services, Developer Network: Karen Coombs New service idea or need, collaboration partners: Mike Teets, [or me, here, informally]


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