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OCLC Research Library Partnership Meeting—Melbourne, Australia

2 December 2015

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners this meeting will focus on information exchange and updates of OCLC Research Library Partner interest. It takes place at the Woodward Centre, University of Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. #orlp

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03 December 2015

Standards for archival description have been in place for more than thirty years, but what does actual practice look like? In this webinar, OCLC Research Program Officer Jackie Dooley will give an overview of her deep dive into the four million records for archival materials in WorldCat. #orlp

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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05 November 2015

View this webinar recording to learn what metadata specialists can do now to make it easier to transform text strings in MARC data into the entity-“things” we later expose as linked data that others can consume. #oclcresearch #linkeddata

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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