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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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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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