OCLC maintains the largest bibliographic dataset (WorldCat) and develops ML / AI tools for better collection management and discovery experience. OCLC Research has set a research agenda outlining the technical, organizational and social challenges in operationalizing data science, machine learning and AI in the library.
OCLC has been creating, testing, and scaling programs to promote libraries and the library industry for many years. Within the framework of the NL AI Coalition, OCLC can contribute in several areas: knowledge sharing thanks to the power of the OCLC network, technology expertise (including AI / machine learning), research & development capacity.
OCLC, in collaboration with libraries and relevant stakeholders (publishers, library-related organizations, universities, governments, etc.), aims to further develop the library data value-chain for better service delivery experience. The NL AIC can offer fertile soil and act as a catalyst for cooperation in this field.