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Join OCLC Canada for our Symposium at CLA; Tour our LTS Facility in Winnipeg

OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA
"Linked Data and Innovation in Canadian Libraries"
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12h – 16h
Winnipeg Convention Centre

OCLC Canada will hold a symposium and luncheon during the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show. The symposium and luncheon are free and open to all.

This year’s symposium keynote speaker will be Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC. He will discuss how Linked Data is used, what it could lead to—and whether or not it truly represents a radical change.

We will also feature two presentations from innovative, award-winning institutions. OCLC Canada co-sponsors these awards with Congres des milieux documentaries (CMD) and CLA. The awards recognize cutting-edge initiatives in the library community. These presentations will be real-world examples to help spark ideas that attendees can take back to their library and implement.

Register for the OCLC Canada Symposium

Also, please visit OCLC Canada staff in Booth B43 for OCLC WorldShare, including WorldShare ILL, information and demonstrations.



12:00h | Welcome

Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean


12:05h | OCLC Americas Regional Council Update

Jane Treadwell, University Librarian & Dean, Library Instructional Services, University of Illinois at Springfield Brookens Library; Americas Regional Council Chair (2013–2014)

12:20h | Lunch provided by OCLC Canada


13:00h | Keynote: Linked Data – Radical  Change?

Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC

14:00h | Break


14:15h | "Geoindex+: Platforms for geospatial discovery"

Stefano Biondo, GIS and map librarian of the Geographic Information and Statistics Centre (Geostat) at the Library of Université Laval, recipient of the OCLC / Congres des milieux documentaries (CMD) Innovation Award


14:45h |"RULA Book Finder Application"

Fangmin Wang, Head, Library Information Technology Services at Ryerson University, recipient of the 2013 CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology

15:15h | OCLC Update

Daniel Boivin

OCLC Canada Library Technical Services Tour and Happy Hour

Thursday, 30 May
18h to 20h
1465 St. James St.
Winnipeg R3H 0W9 MB

Join colleagues and tour our facility, where custom cataloguing and enrichment services are provided for materials in many formats and languages. Staff will be on hand to discuss techniques used to produce quality records and how our services may benefit your library. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and transportation will be provided. Transportation will be waiting in front of the convention centre and OCLC staff will guide you to the transportation. Departure will be at 17h45 on 30 May.
Please register by 17 May.