These sessions are optional and require separate registration. Please refer back to the registration form. You can select your first and second choice sessions. Please note, however, that these sessions run in parallel and you will only be able to attend one. The organisers reserve the right to cancel any of these sessions if there is insufficient interest.
Facilitator: Richard Wallis
An overview of Linked Data initiatives from OCLC and others, followed by a closer look at the data and relationships that have been published, the formats and vocabularies used, and how to interact with them. Richard will devote a significant part of the workshop for attendees to ask questions. Attendees may benefit from bringing laptops to follow and try some of the live sites being used.
The WorldShare Metadata Directions member session provides an opportunity for the discussion of the future of metadata management with a broad view of member and OCLC staff perspectives. The format will include a panel of OCLC staff and member delegates. The member panelists will describe their use of OCLC services and their views on the evolution of metadata management requirements in their institutions. OCLC staff will provide an update on WorldShare Metadata and comments on the evolving metadata landscape.
WorldShare Metadata is part of OCLC’s strategy to provide webscale solutions to the full range of library workflows. WorldShare Metadata will provide a complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources across multiple formats. This set of new applications and services will be made available in phases over the next few years. The presenters will also discuss how Linked Data and an emphasis on collaboratively created authoritative data creates new opportunities for the metadata management workflow.
Facilitator: Annette Dortmund and Elisabeth Robinson
OCLC WorldShare provides a suite of library management applications built on top of the OCLC WorldShare Platform, a global, interconnected Web architecture that supports OCLC's Webscale services and applications, and provides flexible, open access to library data through APIs and other web services.
This session will focus on OCLC WorldShare Applications, OCLC’s Webscale applications that streamline library workflows, improving the efficiency with which a library’s entire collection can be managed and freeing staff time to focus on their more public-facing responsibilities.
A second focus will lie on European implementations of the WorldShare Management Services. Members will share their experience as early adopters of WorldShare applications.
Annette Dortmund and Elisabeth Robinson, Product Managers, will provide a detailed overview of most recent developments in the area, present key areas of functionality and give a brief demo of the services.
Member libraries will then share their experience regarding the implementation of and the going live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services.
Facilitators: Norbert Weinberger
The library environment presents challenges for library management and marketing, for example: How can libraries offer relevant services to current and potential new library users? Can libraries raise awareness of their financial needs and strengthen their partnerships within their communities? Does the internet pose a mortal threat to the traditional library, or can librarians revitalise their physical spaces by drawing on the power of the online sphere?
In this workshop we will explore how librarians might find answers to these questions. We will hear from the approach of the Frankfurt Public Library to develop library services for the needs of today's and tomorrow's citizens. We will also look at the successful US community awareness and marketing campaign "geek-the-library" and plans for a localization of the campaign for German speaking countries in Europe.
This session is about putting the library in Wikipedia, Google, Europeana/TEL and other discovery aggregations with a view to improve connectivity and quality of the information on the web. Max Klein (Wikipedian-in-Residence at OCLC) and Rémi Mathis (President of Wikimedia France) will provide insights in recent efforts to go beyond dissemination of collection information in Wikipedia. Shenghui Wang (OCLC Research Scientist) will consider the potential of clustering methodologies to improve consistency across heterogeneous metadata aggregations. Participants will learn what is happening between Wikipedia and Libraries and about the opportunities to connect both. They will also learn what it takes to improve discovery in heterogeneous metadata aggregations of libraries, museums and archives.
Facilitator: Russ Hunt
CONTENTdm is OCLC’s leading Digital Collection Management software. Libraries worldwide are using CONTENTdm to store, manage and deliver their digital collections across the web.
In this member session CONTENTdm users from across Europe will explain why they chose CONTENTdm and how they use it to deliver diverse collections, including local history archives, newspapers/pamphlets, books, maps, images and audio/video materials, to end users.
The session will also include an update on the latest developments with the CONTENTdm software and a screening of the new CONTENTdm Video Case Study.
OCLC is a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »