DEVCONNECT Speakers Announced

Are you fully leveraging your valuable access to OCLC data and services? Do you want to learn from libraries that already use OCLC APIs to enhance their library operations and services? Then join us for DEVCONNECT, OCLC’s conference for library developers, held at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio, May 8 – 9, 2017.

This inaugural event will feature valuable sessions presented by members of the developer community as well as OCLC staff. Here are some of the experienced developers you’ll hear from at the conference.

  • Shaun Akhtar
    Metadata Librarian, Dartmouth College
    Hear how Shaun used the WorldCat Metadata API to develop a Ruby-based command-line utility for batch contributing metadata to WorldCat.
  • Andrew Bullen
    Technology Coordinator, Illinois State Library
    Learn about Andrew’s "cookbook" of methods for using CONTENTdm APIs to customize the look of an image collection and access its data.
  • Gary R. Cocozzoli 
    Library Director, Lawrence Technological University
    Find out how Gary loaded his library's print collection holdings into MelCat—Michigan's statewide resource sharing system—through WorldCat query collections.
  • Charles Hill
    Systems and Digital Services Librarian, Westfield State University
    Hear Charles explain how to use WorldShare APIs and the Google Sheets API to streamline acquisitions workflows.
  • Sam Kome
    Director, Strategic Initiatives and Information Technology, Claremont Colleges
    Learn about Claremont's "Course Adopted Books" program, an initiative that uses the WorldCat Search API to improve student access to 3,000+ required and recommended course readings.
  • Elliot Polak
    Assistant Library Director, Wayne State University
    Discover how Elliot is using the TensorFlow machine learning library to predict title circulation based on call numbers.
  • Terry Reese
    Head, Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University
    Find out how Terry helped catalogers set holdings and create or update bibliographic records in WorldCat through MARCEdit using WorldShare APIs.
  • Karen Coombs
    Senior Product Analyst, OCLC
    Hear Karen discuss the five tips developers can use to create applications using APIs at the pre-conference workshop.

There will be more speakers added to this list soon.

Visit the DEVCONNECT website to learn more or to register.

  • Karen Coombs

    Karen Coombs

    Senior Product Analyst