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MAY 29

OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA: "Linked Data and Innovation in Canadian Libraries"

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.

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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.


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


29 May 2013


12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]


Winnipeg, Manitoba


Winnipeg Convention Centre