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Collective Insight: past events

Libraries work together to find solutions, save money, learn from each other, share resources and achieve efficiencies. The goal of the new Collective Insight series is to take this idea and extend it to broad issues that impact the work libraries do. By applying some massively collaborative thinking to issues and opportunities that libraries face today, we can deepen our collective knowledge, broaden our expertise, and discover specific actions that can be applied immediately—both at your library, and across the OCLC cooperative.

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JAN 24

24 January 2014

MCLS and the University of Michigan will host a viewing party on January 24 for the OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter, in both in-person and virtual formats. The event includes a moderated discussion following the symposium.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 14

14 January 2014

In 2013, the OCLC community explored the concept of shared data and the implications on library success during the Collective Insight series. We discussed topics such as “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization.” Now, we would like you to join the discussion and share ideas on how you can leverage shared data and strengthen the services you provide.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 10

10 December 2013

Join your Amigos colleagues and OCLC Member Services Liaison, Eric Forte, for an interactive session on the topic of Big Data. The session will include a presentation followed by a panel discussion.

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Venue: Online
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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NOV 25

25 November 2013

Join OHIONET online for discussion on a recorded 46-minute video, "Clear Pictures from Complex Data," part of OCLC's "Collective Insight" discussion series. The video features Noah Iliinsky, Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Venue: Online
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Hear from one library director how moving to the cloud impacts services to users and library staff’s traditional workflows. Then hear from OCLC's Rob Ross about the collective insights of more than 100 libraries that have made the move to the cloud. Hear about their experiences after transitioning from a traditional ILS to a cloud-based, next-generation library services platform. Speakers include Kenley Neufeld, Library Director, Santa Barbara City College, and Rob Ross, Director of Implementation Programs, OCLC.

  • Location: Monterey, California
  • Venue: Portola Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott
  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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OCT 17

17 October 2013 - 19 October 2013

Attend one of OCLC's discussions at the Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference and visit your cooperative colleagues at booth #11.

  • Location: Loveland, Colorado
  • Venue: Embassy Suites

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OCT 15

15 October 2013

Collections that support research are evolving as technology continually influences information-seeking behaviors and techniques. Today, collections can extend well beyond the walls of any one library sparking new and unconventional partnerships across library types. These unique collaborations test the boundaries of current practice in the way they approach research needs and exploit the benefits of the network.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Venue: In person: Von der Ahe Suite (Level 3), William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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OCT 3

03 October 2013

Join Mike Teets and Matt Goldner, authors of "Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data," to learn about OCLC's WorldCat database and how it is working to become a relevant and useful source in the Web of big data and cloud computing. Hear how OCLC has begun work on the knowledge graph for this data and OCLC's active involvement with Schema.org in working to make this data useful throughout the Web. Tweet #InsightSeries #OCLC.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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