Events

Places to go, things to do, people to meet...

Each year, OCLC Research hosts a range of meetings where we exchange information, develop projects and learn from each other and from outside experts. We engage staff from libraries, archives and musems and advance the work of the OCLC Research Library Partnership in regular meetings, feature notable speakers in our Distinguished Seminar Series, hold webinars to encourage and facilitate remote participation, and record podcasts of discussions we have with industry leaders. Our staff also attend various meetings and conferences where they serve as speakers or panelists and engage with colleagues from around the world. Check out a complete listing of past events on our meetings page.

 

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NOV 13

13 November 2014

Attend this webinar to learn the functional requirements and recommendations for providing authoritative researcher identifiers covered in the recently published Registering Researchers in Authority Files report. #oclcresearch #rrafreport

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 10

10 December 2014

Co-sponsored by OCLC Research, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the George Washington University Libraries, this workshop builds on the framework presented in the OCLC Research report, The Evolving Scholarly Record. #esrworkshop

 

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JUN 27

27 June 2014 - 30 June 2014

Don't miss the OCLC Research Update on Monday, 30 June from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the LVH Pavillion 10, and check out or our other #oclcr meetings at #alaac14 too.

  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Venue: NV

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JUN 10

10 June 2014

Co-organized by OCLC Research and DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), this workshop built on the discussions of the Force11 "Beyond the PDF" conferences and the DANS workshop, "Riding the Wave and the Scholarly Archive of the Future," to explore the boundaries of the scholarly record and the curation roles of various stakeholders. #esrworkshop

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MAR 7

07 March 2014

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young project and organization. #ordss #dpla

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC OCLC Kilgour Building, Jordan Auditorium and online via WebEx
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 26

26 February 2014

Staff from OCLC Research Library Partner institutions—those who are attending the IDCC meeting, or any Partner staff who are in San Francisco on Wednesday, 26 February for whatever reason—are most welcome to attend! Tweet: #orlp

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JAN 22

22 January 2014

At this gathering you can join PACSCL members for an informal update from OCLC Research focusing on libraries, archives and their relationship to Wikipedia.

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OCT 11

11 October 2013 - 11 October 2013

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President, Research and Chief Strategist, spoke at this event and OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President Jim Michalko and Program Officer Jackie Dooley also attended.

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Venue: Crystal Gateway Marriott

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SEP 24

24 September 2013 - 24 September 2013

Join Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant at Access 2013, Canada's premier library technology conference, in St. John's Newfoundland, 23-26 September 2013.

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SEP 10

10 September 2013

This webinar provides an overview of how the international sharing partnership SHARES expands and enhances local collections with materials owned by OCLC Research Library Partners around the world. Tweet: #sharesill

  • Venue: Online via WebEx*
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 13

13 June 2013

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Jean-Baptiste Michel discussed how his work in Culturomics led to the creation of the Google Ngram Viewer. Tweet: #ordss

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Headquarters and Online via WebEx
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 7

07 June 2013

In this webinar, Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway discusses results of multiple user behavior studies and recommendations for promoting user engagement with library services, sources, and systems. Tweet: #oclcr

  • Venue: UNC Chapel Hill and Online Via WebEx
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 7

07 June 2013

In this webinar, Dr. Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill presents his research on changing academic attention to world regions over the past 50 years. Tweet: #oclcr #insightseries

  • Venue: UNC Chapel Hill and Online Via WebEx
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 23

23 May 2013

This webinar provides an overview of ArchiveGrid, a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions that is now freely available from OCLC Research, as well as related work. Tweet: #archivegrid

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 14

14 May 2013

This webinar provides examples of how some of your colleagues are managing research data—the raw output of research investigations, not the resulting reports—including the context in which they are handling their goals, current activities and plans, as well as demonstrations of the systems they are developing. Tweet: #orlp

  • Venue: Online via WebEx, Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 10

10 May 2013

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Kurt De Belder discusses the fundamental transformation of the academic (research/university) library and explores the necessary changes that need to be made for the library to remain an effective and relevant partner in research and teaching. Tweet: #ordss

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APR 27

27 April 2013

Program Officer Dennis Massie will host this annual OCLC Research Library Partnership Roundtable on Saturday, 27 April from 12:15-1:15 pm at the 41st annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in Pasadena, CA.

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APR 23

23 April 2013

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this briefing will provide information about our current and upcoming activities, an overview of our major thematic areas, an overview of SHARES and ways to engage effectively in the Partnership.

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APR 22

22 April 2013

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this briefing will provide information about our current and upcoming activities, an overview of our major thematic areas, an overview of SHARES and ways to engage effectively in the Partnership.

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MAR 14

14 March 2013

In this webinar, Program Officer Constance Malpas and Research Scientist Brian Lavoie present findings from their report, Print Management at "Mega-scale": a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America. Tweet: #ormega

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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FEB 14

14 February 2013

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this webinar provides a synthesis of the priorities and trends affecting US research libraries in the twenty-first century and the directions they are taking.

  • Venue: Online via WebEx, Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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