Top 10 OCLC Next Posts of 2019

Andy Havens

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It’s always interesting to see what posts our readers enjoy and share the most. And as for so many other publications, the beginning of a new year seems like a great time to review a “top 10” list. What follow are our most-viewed posts from 2019, in reverse ranked order. As always, interlibrary loan topics are very well appreciated by our readers, followed closely by metadata and change management … along with some unique additions.

10.  2 miles or 10,000 miles—ILL makes us one library
9.   Let’s cook up some metadata consistency
8.   Too much metadata?
7.   Changing metadata standards to support changing times
6.   Are you managing the emotional side of change?
5.   Looking at interlibrary loan requests, 2018 edition
4.   What is the top novel of all time?
3.   Community engagement: Redefining the library as town square
2.   Public libraries generate social capital that can save lives

And the top OCLC Next blog post from 2019 …

1.   The Dewey Decimal Classification needs you!

Many thanks to all of our authors, both OCLC staff and guests. Your thoughts and insights are what keep this publication running (and fun to edit) all year long.

Lastly, my thanks to you for reading and (hint-hint) sharing our posts. If you’re new to OCLC Next, I invite you to sign up to have blog updates sent to you via email.

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What Next topics do you find most helpful? Which would you like to see covered more often? Do you have an idea for a specific guest post? Please let us know through this very brief survey. We’d love to hear from you.


P.S. A bit of  “inside baseball” for any readers who manage or edit library websites, blogs, or other online content out there. Three posts published before 2019 gathered enough views during 2019 that they would have ranked on our list had they been posted during the year:

This is a great reminder that some of the most successful content we curate may not necessarily be our newest materials. Finding out what drives interest in both new and recurring items is a subject of interest for both marketing teams and, of course, library professionals.