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Collective Insight: past events

Libraries work together to find solutions, save money, learn from each other, share resources and achieve efficiencies. The goal of the new Collective Insight series is to take this idea and extend it to broad issues that impact the work libraries do. By applying some massively collaborative thinking to issues and opportunities that libraries face today, we can deepen our collective knowledge, broaden our expertise, and discover specific actions that can be applied immediately—both at your library, and across the OCLC cooperative.

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JUN 2

02 June 2014

Join OCLC’s Ted Fons, Corey Harper of New York University, and Phil Schreur of Stanford University as they trace the evolution of linked data technology over the years, and demonstrate practical applications of the latest linked data technologies being utilized in libraries today.

  • Location: ,
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 22

22 April 2014

"Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library"was a half-day event at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, on April 22, and co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC.

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JAN 24

24 January 2014

MCLS and the University of Michigan will host a viewing party on January 24 for the OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter, in both in-person and virtual formats. The event includes a moderated discussion following the symposium.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 14

14 January 2014

In 2013, the OCLC community explored the concept of shared data and the implications on library success during the Collective Insight series. We discussed topics such as “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization.” Now, we would like you to join the discussion and share ideas on how you can leverage shared data and strengthen the services you provide.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 10

10 December 2013

Join your Amigos colleagues and OCLC Member Services Liaison, Eric Forte, for an interactive session on the topic of Big Data. The session will include a presentation followed by a panel discussion.

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Venue: Online
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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NOV 25

25 November 2013

Join OHIONET online for discussion on a recorded 46-minute video, "Clear Pictures from Complex Data," part of OCLC's "Collective Insight" discussion series. The video features Noah Iliinsky, Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Venue: Online
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Hear from one library director how moving to the cloud impacts services to users and library staff’s traditional workflows. Then hear from OCLC's Rob Ross about the collective insights of more than 100 libraries that have made the move to the cloud. Hear about their experiences after transitioning from a traditional ILS to a cloud-based, next-generation library services platform. Speakers include Kenley Neufeld, Library Director, Santa Barbara City College, and Rob Ross, Director of Implementation Programs, OCLC.

  • Location: Monterey, California
  • Venue: Portola Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott
  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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OCT 17

17 October 2013 - 19 October 2013

Attend one of OCLC's discussions at the Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference and visit your cooperative colleagues at booth #11.

  • Location: Loveland, Colorado
  • Venue: Embassy Suites

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OCT 15

15 October 2013

Collections that support research are evolving as technology continually influences information-seeking behaviors and techniques. Today, collections can extend well beyond the walls of any one library sparking new and unconventional partnerships across library types. These unique collaborations test the boundaries of current practice in the way they approach research needs and exploit the benefits of the network.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Venue: In person: Von der Ahe Suite (Level 3), William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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OCT 3

03 October 2013

Join Mike Teets and Matt Goldner, authors of "Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data," to learn about OCLC's WorldCat database and how it is working to become a relevant and useful source in the Web of big data and cloud computing. Hear how OCLC has begun work on the knowledge graph for this data and OCLC's active involvement with Schema.org in working to make this data useful throughout the Web. Tweet #InsightSeries #OCLC.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 27

27 September 2013

Organizations have begun utilizing data in new and exciting ways. Phrases like “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization” have permeated discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web. Data is an essential driver of success. What do we know about our collections and resources, who uses them, and how? How do we share and use data within the library community and information industry to gain greater insight? How do we utilize this data to reach out to our users on the Web? Join OCLC Member Services Consultant, Meryl Cinnamon, and your colleagues for an interactive discussion about this important topic.

  • Location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Venue: Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center
  • Time: 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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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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AUG 15

15 August 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: Boise, Idaho
  • Venue: Riverside Hotel
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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AUG 1

01 August 2013

OCLC presents “Best of Show,” a two-day event bringing together librarians from all over the world. These free online sessions are live encore presentations of OCLC’s best 2013 Web sessions and in-person conferences and meetings so far this year.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 31

31 July 2013

OCLC presents “Best of Show,” a two-day event bringing together librarians from all over the world. These free online sessions are live encore presentations of OCLC’s best 2013 Web sessions and in-person conferences and meetings so far this year.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 29

29 June 2013

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it's not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N135
  • Time: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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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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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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