OCLC Research Briefing
Friday, June 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
205 Undergraduate Library (and online)
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
UNC professor Charles Kurzman will be one of the featured speakers at a free public briefing June 7 to explore trends in scholarly research.
OCLC, a worldwide library cooperative, will sponsor the briefing, which will take place at UNC, in room 205 Undergraduate Library, and online.
The schedule for the briefing is as follows:
- 9 – 10 a.m. – “Shifts in Scholarly Attention among World Regions” by Dr. Charles Kurzman. Kurzman will present his research on how social science maps the world through changing academic attention to world regions over the past 50 years.
- 10 – 11 am. – Break
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – “Why Google?: “…[Google] saved time, it saved gas, I got what I needed, and it wasn’t a big deal.” by Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, senior research scientist, OCLC Research. Connaway will discuss results of multiple user behavior studies and recommendations for promoting user engagement with library services, sources, and systems.
Registration for both the in-person and online versions of the briefing is required. Register here via OCLC.
Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. He is author most recently of The Missing Martyrs (2011) and Democracy Denied, 1905-1915 (2008). He has also been a member of the Administrative Board of the Library at UNC.
- Registration information for OCLC Research Briefing
- “Shifts in Scholarly Attention among World Regions” briefing description
- “Why Google?” briefing description
- Charles Kurzman homepage