Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Programme Monday 24th February

Library Community in Action: advancing knowledge, collaboration and innovation

Monday 24th February Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Business Dress
Registration and Breakfast 

Opening of EMEA Regional Council Annual Meeting 2014

Robert Moropa, Chair, EMEA Regional Council
Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA
Plenary Session 1: Working Collaboratively - challenges for the global library community
Chair, Anja Smit, University Librarian, Utrecht University
10:00-10:40 The Frugal Innovator – solutions for the 21st Century.
Charles Leadbeater, Independent and Strategic Adviser on Innovation
10:40-11:10 Meeting the innovation challenge…cooperatively
Skip Prichard, OCLC CEO and President
Refreshment Break
Breakout Talks 1
Main Plenary Room
A:  Passionate communication and modern library marketing: community options to reach new and current users 
Facilitated by: Norbert Weinberger and Elisabeth Denk
Speakers: Barbara Lison and Ton van Vlimmeren
Breakout Rooms
B: Growing WorldCat: What the Global Community Wants
Facilitated by: Ted Fons
Speaker: Jos Damen
, Susan Murray
Breakout Rooms
C:  OCLC WorldShare Management Services - Update
Facilitated by: Axel Kaschte
Speakers: Emma Sansby
, Pierre Malan
Breakout Rooms
D:  Linked Data Exposed
Facilitator and Speaker: Richard Wallis 
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition including BIBLIONEF's 'Bringing Books to the Bookless' stand.
Breakout Talks 2
Main Plenary Room
E:  We Built a Community!
Facilitated by: Fiona Leslie
Speakers: Stephanie Diakité, Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Naomi House
Breakout Rooms
F:  OCLC Research: Innovation Through Cooperation
Facilitator and Speaker: Titia van der Werf
Breakout Rooms
G:  WorldShare Interlibrary Loan - moving on with fulfillment
Facilitated by: TBC
Speakers: Poul Erlandsen, Jenny Raubenheimer

Breakout Rooms
H:  WorldShare Platform and APIs
Facilitated by: Roger Grossmann
Speaker: Cornelius Parkin
14:45-15:15 Refreshments available
Plenary Session 2: South African Libraries Spotlight
Chair, Ellen Tise, University of Stellenbosch
15:15 -15:25 Lightning Talk One Anne-Lise Fourie, Biodiversity Heritage Library Africa  
15:25 -15:35 Lightning Talk Two Nazeem Hardy, City of Cape Town Library & Information Services Department
15:35 -15:45 Lightning Talk Three Denyse Knipe, Tshwane University of Technology
15:45 -15:55 Lightning Talk Four Mpho Masienyane, Lintle Community Awakening (Lintle)
Voting for best Lightning Talk
16:10-16:40 The Role of National Libraries in Collaboration: National, Regional and Global Perspective 
John Tsebe, National Library of South Africa
16:45 Close of Day One and award of Lightning Talk prize- Robert Moropa, Chair EMEARC
18:00 Coach transfer to Conference Dinner Venue from Walter Sisulu Avenue, next to the CTICC  
19:00 - 22:30 Dinner at SuikerBossie Restaurant. EMEARC14 Group Photo.

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