Join OCLC Research staff at ALA Midwinter 24-27 January in Philadelphia, PA

 

The following OCLC Research staff will host, moderate or present at the meetings listed below at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 24-27 January 2014:

If you're attending ALA Midwinter, we encourage you to join them at these sessions or get in touch with the links above to arrange a meeting. Plus, top by the OCLC Recruitment Booth at the ALA Job Placement Center/Career Fair Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. to talk with OCLC staff about available career opportunities and enhance your networking with new connections.

 

Friday, 24 January

Time Meeting
 1:30–3:30 p.m.

OCLC Research Library Partnership Metadata Managers Focus Group
By Invitation Only

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - Franklin Ballroom #1

Contact: Karen Smith-Yoshimura


3:00–5:00 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable
Open to OCLC Research Library Partners and Prospective Partners Only

Come discuss the activities of the SHARES resource sharing consortium. Topics will include the announcement of SEG nominees for 2014, discussion of a proposed rate hike for SHARES shipping of returnables between the US and Canada (and between the UK and the Continent), exploration of how the influx of new SHARES partners has affected operationsand whether more growth in SHARES membership would be considered a good thing, an update on efforts to design and build a Web-based ILL Cost Calculator, and reports about goings-on at SHARES institutions.  

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - Franklin Ballroom #5

Contact: Dennis Massie

 

Saturday, 25 January

Time Meeting

7:00–10:00 a.m.

OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting. Also learn about OCLC WorldCat Cookbook Finder, and pick up a Cookbook Finder bookmark.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center - 120 C


9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

OCLC Recruitment Booth

Stop by the OCLC Recruitment Booth to talk with OCLC staff about available career opportunities, plus enhance your networking with new connections.

Location: ALA Job Placement Center/Career Fair

Contact: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel Faniel, Eric Childress


3:00–4:00 p.m.

OCLC Research Library Partnership System Heads Meeting

Learn more about the OLAC Movie & Video Credit Annotation Experiment, get various OCLC updates and share what's happening at your institution during Round-Robin reporting.

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - OCLC Red Suite (ask for the room number at the desk)

Contact: Roy Tennant

 

Sunday, 26 January

Time Meeting

7:30–8:30 a.m.

OCLC Update Breakfast

Join OCLC and your colleagues for breakfast, and an update on OCLC activities from Skip Prichard, President and CEO. Then, share a roundtable conversation with colleagues who share your interests, hosted by OCLC staff.

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - Grand E-F

Register to attend


9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

OCLC Recruitment Booth

Stop by the OCLC Recruitment Booth to talk with OCLC staff about available career opportunities, plus enhance your networking with new connections.

Location: ALA Job Placement Center/Career Fair

Contact: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel Faniel, Eric Childress

 

Monday, 27 January

Time Meeting

10:30–11:30 a.m.

OCLC Research Update

Attend this session for an overview of current OCLC Research work, plus get an excerpt of the forthcoming User Behavior report by Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ixchel Faniel as well as a Cookbook Finder bookmark.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center - 201 B

Register to attend

Contact: Eric Childress

1:00–2:00 p.m.

FAST: A Subject Schema for the Web (SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation II- ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee Meeting)

FAST (Faceted Application and Subject Terminology) is a new subject vocabulary derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). FAST was developed as an enumerative post-coordinate system for the Semantic Web jointly by OCLC and the Library of Congress. It uses a simplified faceted syntax but retains LCSH's rich vocabulary. LCSH’s complex syntax, rules for constructing headings, and its dependence on MARC have restricted its application beyond traditional library catalogs. Recent trends, driven to a large extent by the rapid growth of the Web, are forcing changes in bibliographic control systems to make them easier to use, understand, and apply, and subject headings are no exception. The presentation will review to the origins and development of FAST, explain its structure and syntax, look at the differences and similarities between FAST and LCSH, explore FAST's potential for improving discovery, discuss its use as open access linked data, examine how FAST is being applied, and describe how WorldCat is being enriched with FAST headings.

Location: Doubletree Philadelphia City Center - Ormandy Ballroom

Contact: Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D.


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

OCLC announced last fall that it would be systematically adding FAST (Faceted Application and Subject Terminology) headings to WorldCat bibliographic records. There were many questions on discussion lists about FAST in the wake of the announcement.

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group will host a presentation on FAST and its implementation at ALA Midwinter. Speakers from OCLC will discuss what FAST can do and how the augmented records look in WorldCat. There will be time after the presentation for questions and sharing of ideas about future uses of FAST in libraries.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center - 102 B

Contact: Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D., Eric Childress

 

For more information:

Eric Childress
Consulting Project Manager
OCLC
childree@oclc.org
+1-614-764-6000

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

Related links:

Register for OCLC events at ALA Midwinter 2014 [link]

ALA Midwinter 2014 [link]

 

 

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