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OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA 2012: The Long and Short of Library Collaboration

, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada…

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Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA. The theme of this year’s event, The Long and Short of Library Collaboration, began with a keynote presentation from Stephen Abram, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale), Head in the Clouds: Technology in Libraries.

The Short:

The following speakers from our membership community shared their latest projects and innovative initiatives. They showcased successful innovation through collaborative efforts that have enhanced information literacy and the visibility of library materials.

  • Diane Carley, Digital Initiatives Analyst, National Research Council – Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI)

    DataCite Canada Collaborations in Action: Supporting Research Data Management Nationally and Internationally
  • Marc Pillon, Manager Information Technology, Windsor Public Library

    Out With The Desk: Re-shaping the Service Delivery Model in Libraries
  • Peter Webster, Associate University Librarian, Information Technology Services, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University

    Sharing Discovery: Integrating Academic Library and Open Repository Search with WorldCat Local
  • Gwen Bird, Executive Director, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries

    Collection Analysis for COPPUL's Shared Print Archive Network
  • Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries

    The What, When and How of Where: Building a Consortial Geospatial Portal

The Long:

William Maes provided a brief update on the OCLC’s Americas Regional Council’s (ARC) initiatives. His presentation was followed by a panel discussion on the long-term impact of local, regional, national and international collaboration. This debate examined the need to reduce the overlap of initiatives, while still working toward achieving the profession's broader objectives.

  • William Maes, University Librarian, Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University; OCLC Americas Regional Council Executive Committee Chair
  • Barbara Franchetto, Director, Services, Southern Ontario Library Service
  • Ernie Ingles, FRSC, Vice-Provost, and Director, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Cameron Library

Following the panel discussion, Daniel Boivin and Stephen Abram presented a cheque to CLA President, Karen Adams (University of Manitoba), a contribution to CLA's new Technology Renewal Fund. Daniel Boivin closed the event by providing a summary of the past 15 years of OCLC in Canada.

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30 Mai 2012


30 Mai 2012