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Good Practices for Great Outcomes Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C USA
- Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference [1 streaming video and 1 PDF slide presentation, 57 minutes, 53 slides]
Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian, D.C. Public Libraries, and Eric Riley, Branch Manager, Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library welcomed 66 participants. Speakers included: Christopher Cole, Associate Director for Technical Services at the National Agricultural Library, provided his informed perspective on RDA and the latest status on this new standard; Mary Alice Robinson, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC, provided the latest OCLC tips and tricks for cataloging efficiently.
Innovation Symposium WebEx meeting
- The ethics of innovation: Navigating privacy, policy and services issues [WebEx recording, 1hour 56 minutes]
Presented by OCLC and Library Journal. A discussion of ethics has been part of the professional landscape since 1903 when Mary Plummer, ALA President, presented the first code of ethics for librarians. Since then, the information services landscape has only become more challenging and complex. In our second OCLC and Library Journal “Virtual Symposium” we discussed the ways in which ethical considerations affect innovation, privacy issues and how libraries deliver services.
NVB Jaarcongres 2010 De Reehorst, Ede
Good Practices for Great Outcomes University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA USA
- Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference [PDF, 4 slide presentations, 1 table]
Betsy Wilson, Dean of University of Washington Libraries, welcomed 90 participants at both her library and those participating via video simulcast at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Rick Newell, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC provided the latest OCLC tips and tricks for cataloging efficiently. A panel discussion, moderated by Steven Shadle, Serials Access Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, followed. Member panelists included: Joe Kiegel, Head, Monographic Services, University of Washington Libraries; Felicia Uhden, Manager, Technical Services, The Seattle Public Library; Peggy Firman, Associate Director for Resource Management Services, University of Puget Sound.
Making Partnerships Matter London, Birmingham, Dublin, Manchester and Edinburgh
- Making Partnerships Matter [PDF, 5 slide presentations]
If the adage two heads are better than one is to be believed, then what could be achieved when thousands come together to innovate? OCLC has worked for over forty years in the library sector, partnering with libraries around the world to deliver transformational services. This unique series of events explored OCLC’s next wave of innovation for libraries.
Good Practices for Great Outcomes Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY USA
- Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference: New York [6 streaming video segments, 4 PDF files of slide presentations]
Over 60 participants started their day listening to Ken Soehner, Chief Librarian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library, as he kicked off our inaugural session of “Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference.” Karen Calhoun, Vice President, Metadata Services, OCLC, shared the latest perspectives on metadata and cataloging trends. Member panelists included: Daniel Starr, Associate Chief Librarian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library; Andrea Puccio, Senior Library Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library; NJ Wolfe, Library Director, Fashion Institute of Technology Library. Mary Alice Robinson, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC, provided the latest tips and tricks for OCLC cataloging efficiencies.
13th Annual LITA Forum Atlanta, GA USA
- Cloudy with a Chance for Cooperation: Cloud-based Library Management [4 Streaming video segments, 39 minutes]
Listen as panelists from four early adopter and pilot organizations describe their experiences with OCLC’s Web-scale Management Services, which will move library management to the cooperative cloud. These services also will help streamline routine library tasks such as acquisitions, license management and circulation.
CILIP/ OCLC Executive Briefing London, UK
- Becoming Upwardly Mobile - Can libraries rise to the challenge of mobile technology and solutions? [PDF, 6 slide presentations]
Libraries ignore the ubiquitous nature of mobile technology in today’s society at their peril. Mobile devices enable people to access information instantly from wherever they happen to be at that moment in time. Experts predict the mobile internet market will be double the desktop market in five years time, so it is crucial for libraries to rise to the challenge making their services available at the user’s point of need. CILIP has once again joined with OCLC to present a cutting-edge event on a topic of special relevance and interest to the library community.
OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting
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- Asia Pacific Regional Council meeting - September 2010 [Streaming media and PDF presentations, multiple sessions]
On September 6 and 7, 2010, the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council met at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
76th IFLA Annual Conference Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Membership Matters: Working together for the benefit of all [4 PDF Slide Presentations, ]
Hear about the activities of EMEA Regional Council and Global Council and learn about the new membership protocols, record use policy and new OCLC Research projects.
- The future is web-scale [PDF, 52 slides]
Many business environments today provide Web-based management applications that host software and data ‘in the cloud’. Does it make sense for libraries to transfer their management functions and data to the Web? What are the advantages of ‘Web-scale’ to a management and end-user environment? What cooperation opportunities can be created between libraries? And does such a technology shift allow libraries to provide better services to their communities? Norbert Weinberger, Managing Director, OCLC Germany gives an overview of developments and thoughts on cloud computing for libraries, and what benefits libraries can expect to receive from this new generation of library management services.
- Industry Symposium: Innovation and Mobile in Libraries [PDF, 2 slide presentations]
Historically, disruptions to the library industry have come from both inside and outside the sphere of the profession. No matter where changes originate, however, libraries must increase the pace at which they innovate to meet the ever accelerating demands of the public. Mike Teets discussed library user demographics and how commercial and consumer technology races have become a primary driver for library technologies. He also addressed the challenges and potential that mobile technologies bring to the table. Jay Jordan joined Mike to put OCLC's strategy and innovation efforts into perspective relative to the overall library landscape.
American Association of Law Libraries Denver, CO USA
- OCLC Roundtable & Update [PDF, 70 slides]
ALA Annual 2010
Washington, D.C. USA
- 2010 Americas Regional Council Annual Meeting [10 Streaming video segments, 4 hours 47 minutes]
The Americas Regional Council (ARC) held its inaugural annual meeting on June 24-25, 2010, in conjunction with ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. This meeting was also streamed live on the Web. Members throughout the Americas Region came together to discuss Member Engagement in the Cooperative and shared ideas and thoughts on the future directions and values of the cooperative. View the sessions, which include discussion and questions from both live and virtual participants of this meeting. The meeting agenda is available in pdf format.
- ALA Annual Program: 24/7 Reference Cooperative Celebrates 10th Anniversary, with Nancy Huling and Marie L. Radford [4 streaming video segments, 1 hour 50 minutes]
QuestionPoint’s 24/7 Reference Cooperative looks back on the successes and challenges of 10 years of cooperative virtual reference. Susan McGlamery (24/7 Reference Cooperative manager) and Nancy Huling (University of Washington, QuestionPoint User Council chair and 2009 Mudge Award recipient for distinguished contributions to reference) review the state of the Cooperative from its start in July 200 with 3 libraries in Los Angeles to is current membership of nearly 1,500 libraries in the US and UK. Marie L. Radford (Rutgers University and 2010 Mudge Award recipient) leads a discussion of how trends such as mobile technology, social networking and scarce resources will shape the future of virtual reference services.
- Redesigning Technical Services Workflows [5 Streaming video segments, 1 hour, 45 minutes]
Recorded at the ALA Annual 2010 conference. Panelists discuss the discoverability, synchronization and syndication of library data and new ways of updating library holdings information.
Speakers include Janet Fransen, University of Minnesota, Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic, The University of Auckland Library, and Ted Fons, OCLC.
- Share special collections on the Web with easy-to-use CONTENTdm [Two streaming video segments, 36 minutes]
It’s easy to setup, manage and share digitized special collections worldwide using CONTENTdm and WorldCat. Listen to presentations by Kevin Martin, Curator of Digital Collections at the Hagley Museum Library and Edward Iglesias, Systems Librarian, Electronic Resources and Information Systems at Central Connecticut State University.
- Web-scale Management Services [2 streaming video segments, 1 hour 53 minutes]
Web-scale Management Services move crucial library services and associated data to the network-sometimes called the cloud-freeing library resources to focus on more public-facing services. This presentation focused on why this effort is game changing and how libraries will be able to use the services to reduce costs and focus more on other projects. Andrew provided an update on the development and testing of Web-scale Management Services, an overview of each component, and a general timeline for availability. This is an exciting opportunity to streamline operations and reduce costs as libraries move to truly next generation library management services.
- Single Discovery and Delivery: It’s not just WorldCat anymore [4 streaming video segments, 1 hour, 14 minutes]
WorldCat Local librarians share their experiences with the WorldCat Local service and provide examples of how it has simplified user access to their libraries’ print, digital and electronic resources. Presenters: Jan Ison, Executive Director, Lincoln Trail Libraries System; Mark Vargas, Library Director, Saint Xavier University; Cheryl Snowdon, WorldCat Local Product Manager, OCLC.
- The Shortest Distance Between Two Clicks: From User to Article in No Time Flat. ALA Annual conference 2010. [Streaming video, 48 minutes]
Direct Request for books through WorldCat Resource Sharing services and ILLiad has saved libraries millions of hours of time and, when combined with IFM – tens of millions of dollars. OCLC is now extending the Direct Request feature to apply that kind of cooperation and efficiency to the sharing of electronic articles.
This presentation provides an update on the OCLC pilot program with IDS Project and Atlas Systems that provides unmediated access to both electronic and hard copy articles via data from WorldCat knowledge base and electronic rights management tools, with no additional charge to existing resource sharing subscriptions.
- Cataloging Alchemy: Making Your Data Work Harder [5 streaming video segments, 1 hour 28 minutes]
OCLC staff provide a cataloging update and discuss tools that help WorldCat data work harder for you and lay a foundation for more effective use of bibliographic data on the web.
- The Future of Publishing: Libraries and the changing role of consumers and creators [4 Streaming video segments, 1 PDF document, 1 hour 53 minutes]
From scholarly journals to eBooks to print-on-demand “vending” machines, publishing is more complicated than it once was. Thousands of individuals, companies, schools and businesses have taken the tools of literary and scholarly production into their own hands. How does the role of the library change when our users go from consumers of content to creators? What do these changes mean for academic activities such as peer-review, collection development and inventory management? How will new publishing platforms—from Amazon to the iPad—alter the public’s expectations for reading, writing and sharing?
- Improving discovery of your digital materials [2 streaming video segments, 1 hour, 12 minutes]
With OCLC’s Gateway, you can upload metadata of digitized collections to WorldCat. Learn how library cooperation is creating a global union catalog of digitized materials.
4. OCLC-Informationstag 2010 Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main
- OCLC-Informationstag 2010 [PDF, 5 presentations]
Canadian Library Association Edmonton, Alberta Canada
- Improving the user experience when you're not vis-à-vis [PDF, 4 slide presentations]
Strategies in virtual reference, outreach and customer retention management.
Innovation Symposium WebEx meeting
- The future is mobile: is your library ready? [WebEx recording, 2 hours 54 minutes]
The future of information services and mobile technology is tightly intertwined. That’s why OCLC and Library Journal came together to present a free online symposium on the future of mobile. View the recording of our panel of mobile industry experts and librarians to find out how upcoming mobile trends will impact your library, your users and our culture.
Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) Conference Saint John, New Brunswick
British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) Conference Penticton, British Columbia
2. Schweizer OCLC-Informationstag 2010 Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Schweiz
- Cloud Computing and Libraries [PDF, 37 slides]
Matt Goldner, Product & Technology Advocate, OCLC
- Dancing for information - WorldCat Resource Sharing an der BSB [PDF, 27 slides]
Dr. Wilhelm Hilpert, Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek
- eBooks on Demand - Ein europäisches Servicenetzwerk [PDF, 35 slides]
Silvia Gstrein, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol, Abt. für Digitalisierung
- swissbib – Ein Metakatalog für die Schweizer Bibliotheken [PDF, 29 slides]
Uwe Böttcher, Projektleiter “swissbib”, OCLC
2010 OCLC Global Council Annual Meeting Dublin, Ohio
ILLiad International Conference
Exploring Trends in Resource Sharing
Virginia Beach, VA
- 2010 ILLiad International Conference [PowerPoint presentation, ]
PLA National Conference 2010 Portland, Oregon USA
- GEEK the Library: Putting Theory into Practice [Streaming media, 75 minutes]
Geek the Library is a public awareness pilot campaign implemented in select communities in Iowa, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. After several months, the results of the pilot are in. Were we able to increase awareness of the need for public library funding? Listen in to find out.
- Single Search and Delivery of All Your Library’s Resources: WorldCat Local, Metasearch and More from OCLC [WebEx video, 1 hour 35 minutes]
Jan Ison, Executive Director, Lincoln Trail Libraries System, and Pat Boze, Consultant for Lincoln Trail Libraries System, discuss how their system uses the single-search access provided by OCLC’s WorldCat Local service to simplify user access to their print, electronic and digital resources.
- Roving Roundtables: Resource Sharing Done Right [Streaming media, 52 minutes]
Longtime Portland based OCLC trainer Sam Sayre interviewed two local librarians about their innovative interlibrary loan workflows: Cassie Maringer from Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) and Rachael Short from Multnomah County Library.
- Web-scale Management Services: What, When, How, Why? [Streaming video, 55 minutes]
Learn how adoption of OCLC’s Web-scale Management Services can help your library. Explore the potential to save money and create capacity to work on high-priority projects.
4. Leipziger Kongress für Information und Bibliothek Leipzig, Deutschland
- A Vision for Integrated Knowledgebase Management [PDF, 26 slides]
Theodore Fons, Director WorldCat Global Metadata Network, OCLC Inc. und Norbert Weinberger, Managing Director, OCLC GmbH
- TouchPoint für OCLC Bibliotheksmanagementsysteme [PDF, 34 slides]
Dr. Annette Dortmund und Helmut Kimmling, OCLC GmbH
- Pilotprojekt TouchPoint an der UB Lüneburg [PDF, 11 slides]
Bianca Rühling, Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG)
EMEA Regional Council 2010 Annual Meeting Leiden, Netherlands
- Cloud Computing and Libraries [PDF, 37 slides]
Matt Goldner, Product & Technology Advocate, OCLC
- Cloud Computing: What is it and what is the impact for libraries [PDF, 26 slides]
Keynote address delivered by Jan Aleman, CEO of Servoy
- End User Services in EMEA Workshop [PDF, 44 slides]
Marianne Klomp, Global Product Manager, LBS & TouchPoint, OCLC
Simon Day, Product Manager, WorldCat Local EMEA, OCLC
- Virtual Reference: Bringing Reference Services to the Users [PDF, 29 slides]
Susan McGlamery, QuestionPoint senior product manager, OCLC
- Web-scale Management Services Workshop [PDF, 54 slides]
Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC
Norbert Weinberger, Managing Director, OCLC GmbH
- Key Perspectives from OCLC in EMEA [PDF, 83 slides]
Jay Jordan, President and CEO, OCLC
- OCLC Record Use Policy Update [PDF, 14 slides]
Karen Calhoun, Vice President, WorldCat and Metadata Services, OCLC
- OCLC's social contract with its members [PDF, 7 slides]
George Needham, Vice President, Global and Regional Councils, OCLC
Ontario Library Association Toronto, ON, Canada
- OCLC Update Luncheon [PDF slide presentation, 56 slides]
Daniel Boivin, Director, OCLC Canada, discussed the growth of OCLC membership throughout Canada, provided an update on OCLC services, including the new Web-scale Management System and more
VALA2010 Melbourne, Australia
- The Emergent Library: New Lands, New Eyes [Blog post with link to slide presentation, ]
Karen Calhoun, Vice President, WorldCat and Metadata Services for OCLC, spoke at the VALA2010 conference in Melbourne. The slides from her keynote presentation at the conference are linked from her blog, Metalogue.
ALA Midwinter Boston, Massachusetts USA
- On the Radar: How libraries and other nonprofits can increase their influence [Streaming video, 1 hour 13 minutes]
Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, discusses the need to increase influence and maximize impact to meet todays challenges and critical needs. Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, shares lessons learned about engaging the private and public sectors to inspire involvement and develop partnerships.
- Maximize Worldwide Visibility of your Digital Collections [Streaming media, 29 minutes]
Learn how the Curator of Special Collections & College Archives at Middlebury College, Andrew Wentink, has used the CONTENTdm software to fulfill Middlebury’s vision of providing the broadest possible access to all their unique primary source materials.
- Reaching Consumers through Nontraditional Methods: What Can WorldCat Do for You? [7 Streaming video segments , 1 hour 28 minutes]
Librarians, library users and industry leaders share strategies of how WorldCat.org helps them reach consumers, researchers, developers and partner organizations through social tools, mobile apps, APIs and more.
- Redesigning Technical Services Workflows [Streaming media, 01:54:00]
Leaders in the global technical services community share their perspectives on the theme, "Dollars and sense: paying for the collaborative national bibliographic framework." Karen Calhoun, Vice President, WorldCat and Metadata Services, Alasdair Ball, Head of Collection Acquisition and Description, British Library, Ruth Fischer, R2 Consulting LLC, and Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego, presented.
- Web Scale for Libraries: A Sea-change for the 21st Century [Streaming video, 1 hour 3 minutes]
Web-scale Management Services will move crucial library services and associated data to the network—sometimes called "the cloud"—freeing library systems and staff to perform other high priority tasks. New network-level functionality will include cooperative services for circulation and delivery, print and licensed acquisitions, and license management. These will complement existing Web-scale services for cataloging (WorldCat) and discovery (WorldCat Local). Presented by Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services OCLC.
- WorldCat Selection User Group Meeting [Webex recording, 21 minutes]
Joseph Hafner, Associate Director, Collection Services and Diane Koen, Associate Director, Planning and Resources, McGill University Library, describe McGill’s implementation of WorldCat Selection.
- Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Making the Case for Virtual Reference [5 Streaming video segments, 1 hour 19 minutes]
Panelists share tips and best practices for communicating the value of virtual reference to stakeholders, whether they are grant funders or potential subscribing libraries.
- Local Impact - Global Reach: WorldCat Local for Your Library [Streaming video, 1 hour 17 minutes]
Librarians from WorldCat Local libraries share their experiences with implementation and use of the new service.
- WorldCat: New Dimensions in Growth and Quality [Streaming media, 55 minutes]
Ted Fons, OCLC, explains how OCLC is building and enriching WorldCat, including synchronizing local library collections and WorldCat, further enhancing metadata management and discoverability of library collections on the Web.