November 2006 RLG-OCLC Transition Forum—Middle East Librarians Association

Date & Location: Saturday, November 18, 2006. Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA.


2:00 – 2:05 pm Introductions to the RLG-OCLC staff

  • Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Service Center
  • Arthur Smith, OCLC Middle East & Northern Africa
  • David Whitehair, OCLC Connexion client product manager

2:05 – 3:35 pm Experiences Using Connexion for Arabic-script Cataloging

  • Hikmat Faraj, Middle Eastern Studies Bibliographer
    Emory University Libraries
  • Roberta L. Dougherty, Middle Eastern Studies Librarian
    University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

3:35 – 4:00 pm Transitioning RLG Services to OCLC

  • Karen Smith-Yoshimura, on behalf of the OCLC-RLG Technical Services Transition Team

    Share your questions about integrating the RLG Union Catalog into WorldCat and migrating RLIN21 use to Connexion!

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