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MAY 7

07 May 2014 - 09 May 2014

Meet with your OCLC cooperative colleagues at one of our conference events.

  • Location: Ocean City, Maryland
  • Venue: Clarion Resort

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MAY 14

14 May 2014 - 16 May 2014

The Mexican Association of Librarians (AMBAC), invites its partners, the library community and those associated with information services to participate in the Mexican Librarianship XLV, from 14 to 16 May 2014, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The theme for this year's conference is "information Technology: Trends and impact on libraries."

  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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MAY 18

18 May 2014 - 21 May 2014

Attend the OCLC session on May 19.

  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

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JUN 9

09 June 2014 - 13 June 2014

Visit the OCLC booth and meet with your cooperative colleagues.

  • Location: Huntington, Indiana
  • Venue: Huntington University
 

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FEB 24

24 February 2014 - 25 February 2014

Library Community in Action: advancing knowledge, collaboration and innovation

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

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2013

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OCT 23

23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013

OCLC member-leaders and staff gathered for “OCLC Canada’s Cooperative Event: Community Partnerships, Solutions and Research,” held in association with the NetSpeed Conference. Participants explored current and future opportunities for collaboration during this interactive session.

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Venue: Clarion by Choice Hotels Calgary Airport

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SEP 18

18 September 2013

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Participants explored the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives:

  • Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Venue: In person: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 1

01 July 2013 - 01 July 2013

OCLC WorldShare Metadata is now available to OCLC cataloging subscribers. Hear from Anne C. Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, and David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, about Collection Manager, which automatically updates e-resource collection metadata, keeping URLs current in your discovery interface. Coming soon: efficient tools to describe items uniquely held by your library, and Web services to add and enrich WorldCat records and maintain WorldCat holdings.

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JUN 27

27 June 2013 - 02 July 2013

OCLC held a number of sessions and events at ALA Annual 2013 and introduced the new President and CEO, Skip Prichard. Recorded sessions are available for viewing.

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: McCormick Place Convention Center

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JUN 5

05 June 2013

In recent years organizations have begun using data in new and exciting ways. Phrases like “linked data,” “big data,” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web.

  • Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Venue: Capitol Plaza Hotel
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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MAY 31

31 May 2013

Part of the Collective Insight event series, this will be an engaging symposium on the break-through opportunities and operational challenges of turning data into powerful analyses and purposeful action for academic libraries and the campuses they serve.

  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Venue: Northwestern University
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 28

28 January 2013

Managing E-books Metadata

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room LL3
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 26

26 January 2013

See presentations from the Dewey Update Breakfast at ALA Midwinter 2013.

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room 202
  • Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 25

25 January 2013

Seattle, Washington, 25 January 2013. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium included 180 in-person participants (plus more than 250 online).

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Emerald Ballroom
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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2012

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AUG 14

14 August 2012 - 14 August 2012

The following presentations were made at the International Dewey Users Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Library and…

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA. The theme of this year’s event, The Long and Short of Library Collaboration, began with a keynote presentation from Stephen Abram, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale), Head in the Clouds: Technology in Libraries.

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JAN 22

22 January 2012 - 22 January 2012

Facebook apps install with a simple click. Amazon uses analytics to give you custom reading recommendations. So why not use some of these same technologies to increase library effectiveness? Join product manager Kathryn Harnish as she describes the OCLC platform and related projects that will enable libraries—and their partners—to customize workflows, enhance user experiences and maximize impact.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Centralize e-resource management with OCLC Webscale services. The new WorldShare License Manager works with the WorldCat knowledge base to consolidate discovery, fulfillment and management of licensed resources. The knowledge base streamlines article/e-book sharing, enables full link resolution in WorldCat Local and integrates with WorldShare Acquisitions to consolidate all parts of e-resource management.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Librarians will share their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services and talk about how to achieve efficiency savings by replacing routine tasks with new integrated and streamlined workflows.

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