DEVCONNECT Speakers Announced
Are you fully leveraging your valuable access to OCLC data and services? Do you want to learn from libraries that already use OCLC APIs to enhance their library operations and services? Then join us for DEVCONNECT, OCLC’s conference for library developers, held at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio, May 8 – 9, 2017.
This inaugural event will feature valuable sessions presented by members of the developer community as well as OCLC staff. Here are some of the experienced developers you’ll hear from at the conference.
- Shaun Akhtar
Metadata Librarian, Dartmouth College
Hear how Shaun used the WorldCat Metadata API to develop a Ruby-based command-line utility for batch contributing metadata to WorldCat.
- Andrew Bullen
Technology Coordinator, Illinois State Library
Learn about Andrew’s "cookbook" of methods for using CONTENTdm APIs to customize the look of an image collection and access its data.
- Gary R. Cocozzoli
Library Director, Lawrence Technological University
Find out how Gary loaded his library's print collection holdings into MelCat—Michigan's statewide resource sharing system—through WorldCat query collections.
- Charles Hill
Systems and Digital Services Librarian, Westfield State University
Hear Charles explain how to use WorldShare APIs and the Google Sheets API to streamline acquisitions workflows.
- Sam Kome
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Information Technology, Claremont Colleges
Learn about Claremont's "Course Adopted Books" program, an initiative that uses the WorldCat Search API to improve student access to 3,000+ required and recommended course readings.
- Elliot Polak
Assistant Library Director, Wayne State University
Discover how Elliot is using the TensorFlow machine learning library to predict title circulation based on call numbers.
- Terry Reese
Head, Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University
Find out how Terry helped catalogers set holdings and create or update bibliographic records in WorldCat through MARCEdit using WorldShare APIs.
- Karen Coombs
Senior Product Analyst, OCLC
Hear Karen discuss the five tips developers can use to create applications using APIs at the pre-conference workshop.
There will be more speakers added to this list soon.
Visit the DEVCONNECT website to learn more or to register.
Senior Product Analyst