23 January 2017

OCLC Research Update at ALA Midwinter 2017

OCLC Research will present overviews of several active research projects. Following the briefings, audience members will be invited to offer comments and ask questions.

Venue: ALA MW 2017

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

31 January 2017

Works in Progress Webinar
Research Information Management at Duke University: A Researcher-centered Approach

In this webinar presentation, Duke University Libraries will share how they have led campus initiatives to aggregate and manage campus research information to support open access, help researchers build their reputations, archive Duke scholarship, and enable expertise discovery. This webinar will be of interest to scholarly communications librarians, library administrators, and communications specialists. Given the enterprise nature of research information management, it will also be relevant to other institutional stakeholders including deans, research administrators, and IT professionals.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

14 February 2017

Works in Progress Webinar
Umbra Search African American History

Join the University of Minnesota LIbraries for a discussion of Umbra Search African American History (, an effort to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and workshops and public forums locally and around the country about access to culturally diverse collections.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

20 January 2017

OCLC SHARES Roundtable

The SHARES Roundtable will be happening at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta on Friday afternoon, 20 January 2017, from 2-3:30pm, at the Marriott Marquis, in Room L401.

Venue: Marriott Marquis, Room L401

Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]


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