If you're planning to be in Boston weekend after next for the ALA Midwinter 2010 meeting, you'll want to put a couple of dates on your calendars now for developer-related events:
Saturday, January 16
Reaching Consumers through Nontraditional Methods: What Can WorldCat Do for You?
An interactive panel of librarians, library users and industry leaders share strategies of how WorldCat.org helps them reach consumers, researchers, developers and partner organizations through social tools, mobile apps, APIs and more. Speakers include:
• Graeme Williams, a superpatron from the Waltham Public Library
• Jennifer Freidman, Collections Manager and Public Services Librarian at MIT
• Roy Tennant, technologist and co-founder of the OCLC Developer Network
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Westin Waterfront, Hancock Room
Identity Management and Remote Authentication: an EZproxy Q&A
Get answers to your toughest authentication and proxy server questions, and hear options for how identity management might evolve. You'll learn best practices for successful EZproxy implementations, and get an update on the new hosted EZproxy option. Current and prospective EZproxy users welcome.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Westin Waterfront, OCLC Red Suite (ask at the hotel front desk, or follow the signs)
Sunday, January 17
OCLC Developer Network Luncheon
Come for lunch on us in an informal setting to hear an update about the OCLC Developer Network, see the apps already built with the WorldCat Basic API, and get the chance to brainstorm with others about new ways to enrich your users' experience with additional data.
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Westin Waterfront, Webster Room
OCLC Blog Salon
Not just for bloggers anymore! The blog salon is open and welcome for anyone interested in "Web 2.0" kinds of stuff--from blogs and tweets to APIs, mash-ups, mobile apps and more. It's your chance to rub shoulders with other technically and social-media savvy folks, and make some new friends in a relaxed, social setting.
5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Westin Waterfront, Stone Room
Register now to reserve your spot at these ALA Midwinter sessions.
(For everything except the Blog Salon, which doesn't need an RSVP...just come!)