OCT 23

OCLC Canada’s Cooperative Event: Community Partnerships, Solutions and Research, an event in association with NetSpeed

OCLC member-leaders and staff gathered for “OCLC Canada’s Cooperative Event: Community Partnerships, Solutions and Research,” held in association with the NetSpeed Conference. Participants explored current and future opportunities for collaboration during this interactive session.

This event has passed.


Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America (left) and the Caribbean presented the plaque commemorating the addition of the 2 billionth holding to WorldCat to Sharon Marshall, Bibliographic Services Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries (right) on 25 October 2013 in Calgary.

Start Date

23 October 2013

End Date

25 October 2013


Calgary, Alberta


Clarion by Choice Hotels Calgary Airport

PowerPoint Presentations

WorldShare Partnerships that Engage End Users

(PDF, 6.81 MB, 50 Slides)
23 October 2013

Brian Cannan, Director, Content and Business Development, OCLC, provided an update on the cooperative's latest partnerships at this event, held in association with the NetSpeed Conference.

WorldSharing it!

(PDF, 607 KB, 9 slides)
23 October 2013

Corene Kozey, Reference Services Librarian, Library Services, Lethbridge College

What keeps you up at night?

(PDF, 1.8 MB, 69 slides)
23 October 2013

Jenny Johnson, OCLC Executive Director of Branding and Marketing Services discussed what is keeping library directors and managers up at night. From managing e-resources to elevating the visibility of your collection and meeting changing user needs, Jenny shared members' insights on metrics and ROI. She discussed how communicating and proving relevance of libraries is changing. She shared how colleagues answered these questions during discussion groups OCLC has held with library leaders across the U.S. and Europe. As staffing, facilities, collections and services evolve, members shared how these changes might impact libraries, users and the OCLC cooperative.

NetSpeed 2013
23–25 October 2013
Clarion by Choice Hotels Calgary Airport
Calgary, Alberta

As part of NetSpeed, TAL Online held a session featuring Jason Openo, Alberta Public Library Electronic Network. The Alberta Library (TAL), a consortium of 49 public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries, recently selected a group catalogue solution from OCLC as its provincial discovery tool. The revamped union catalogue, TAL Online, makes 25 million items available to Albertans, and is scheduled to launch in October 2013. Read the news release.

Meet the New TAL Online | Discovery D
Friday, 25 October 2013
8h30 – 9h30

Using provincial technology funds, The Alberta Library has licensed the OCLC Group Catalogue, built upon the WorldCat platform, to serve as the mechanism to facilitate resource sharing for Alberta’s libraries, expose provincially licensed e-content, and expose library resources on the open Web. Jason will share the selection process, discuss implementation obstacles and triumphs, and most importantly, display how to get the most out of this powerful new catalogue by integrating library collections on social networking sites.