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Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium

Anaheim, California, 22 June 2012. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium drew more than 200 individuals…

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Anaheim, California, 22 June 2012. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium drew more than 200 individuals (plus more than 350 online). Participants learned about the ARC’s initiatives over the past year, presented by William Maes, Americas Regional Council Executive Committee Chair (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia), followed by Barbara Preece’s presentation of the ARC’s Action Plan for FY2013. Barbara is ARC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (California State University, San Marcos), and begins her one-year term as ARC Chair 1 July 2012. Jerry Stephens, OCLC Global Council Delegate (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mervyn H. Sterne Library) sparked a discussion with participants on OCLC Credits and Incentives. He gave a brief history and an update on the Global Council Committee’s work to date on providing the future direction and recommendations for this program.

The meeting featured OCLC Symposium speaker Phil Simon, technology consultant and author of The Age of the Platform, who discussed how today’s platforms help organizations embrace partnerships and empower innovation. To close the event, Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, gave an update on the cooperative’s latest initiatives and partnerships.

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22 June 2012

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22 June 2012

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