RLG Programs Meetings at ALA Midwinter

23-28 January 2009
Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado

We met with partners at ALA Midwinter in Colorado for updates and discussions on various aspects of work taking place within the RLG Partnership.

Friday, 23 January

Time Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. 

RLG Partners Renovating Descriptive Practices Focus Group
by invitation only

Location: Crowne Plaza Denver, Museum Room

Contact: Karen_Smith-Yoshimura@oclc.org

3:00–5:30 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable/Practitioners Meeting

The first half of this meeting featured high-level discussion of the SHARES resource sharing partnership, including future directions, engagement opportunities and progress of working groups. The second half focused on daily operatons issues, including new projects and service offerings by peers. Informal socializing immediately followed.

For more information, see the SHARES Roundtable agenda here or the SHARES Practitioners Meeting agenda here.

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 402

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

Saturday, 24 January

Time Meeting
4:00–5:30 p.m.

RLG Programs Update
Open to all

All program officers attending ALA Midwinter gave reports on projects underway or recently completed. In addition, RLG Partners learned about ways to become more engaged in the RLG Partnership.

For more information, see the RLG Programs Update Meeting Agenda here.

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 4B

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

5:30–7:30 p.m.

RLG Programs Meet and Greet
Open to all

RLG Program Officers and Partners mixed and mingled. Wine and cheese were served.

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, OCLC Blue Suite

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

Monday, 26 January

Time Meeting

10:00–11:30 a.m.

RLG Programs Shared Print Update Session

This discussion covered updates about our Shared Print Collections Program, including the progress we've made toward collectively enabling research institutions to enact cooperative print management schemes.

The following presentation files from this meeting are available:

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, OCLC Green Suite

Contact: Constance_Malpas@oclc.org or Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

1:30–3:30 p.m.

RLG Programs Heads of Systems

This discussion covered issues of interest to systems librarians of RLG Programs partner institutions, including OCLC services of particular importance to this group.

This meeting was open to anyone working in systems/IT, not just the heads of units.

The following presentation files from this meeting are available:

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Century Room

Contact: Roy_Tennant@oclc.org

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