IFLA WLIC 2019
Please join your colleagues for OCLC events at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 24–30 August 2019.
The 2019 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, offers a broad array of presentations, meetings and other events that help strengthen the worldwide library community. OCLC is pleased to contribute to this year’s Congress, and to support the event as a sponsor.
You are cordially invited to OCLC events and presentations at IFLA. Please see details below, and then use the green REGISTER button at right to confirm your attendance at the events you plan to attend.
Session 084: OCLC Industry Symposium, The Library On-demand and Open Access
Sunday, 25 August, 13.45 – 15.45
The Banqueting Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
Increasingly, library services are being shaped by end-users’ experiences with commercial services and websites. People expect to easily find what they’re looking for. They expect one-click ordering and delivery of all materials. They expect the fulfillment of physical library materials to be as fast as their favorite online retailer. And, they want an equally simple way to return physical materials. To support these shifting expectations, OCLC envisions a “library-on-demand” approach, where libraries deliver materials quickly, ensure intuitive discovery, provide connected collections, and take advantage of automated staff workflows. This is even more important in an “open access world,” where discoverability is critical. OCLC will share proprietary research that provides findings on users’ increasing demands for convenience, as well insights from libraries around the world regarding their open content opportunities and concerns.
Featured OCLC speakers:
- Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Director, Library Trends and User Research
- Axel Kaschte, Director, Product Strategy, EMEA
- Cathy King, Executive Director, Delivery Services
International Dewey Users Meeting
Tuesday, 27 August, 10.30 – 12.00
OCLC Meeting Room MC2, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
During this session, Dewey Editor Violet Fox will provide an interactive overview of Dewey community engagement activities. Elise Conradi will discuss automatic Dewey classification efforts in European libraries and the implications of machine learning. Uma Balakrishnan will discuss the Coli-conc project, which is an integrated system for collection management and mapping of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), and Peter Werling from Pansoft GmbH will provide the latest technical updates for WebDewey.
Presentations by OCLC staff
Session 138: Innovation in Changing Times
Monday, 26 August, 16.00 – 18.00
Christos Lambrakis Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Director, Library Trends and User Research, will present “It [library tour] wasn't what do you do when you need to make a literature review…” Proactively Positioning the Library in the Life of the User.”
Session 181: The Data Dialogue: Metadata collaboration in a changing world
Tuesday, 27 August, 13.45 – 15.45
Nikos Skalkotas Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
John Chapman, OCLC Senior Product Manager, will present “From Tension to Support: Leveraging strengths of metadata, context, and prose,” as part of The Data Dialogue: Metadata collaboration in a changing world” open meeting.
Session 207: Information Literacy in Context: Research informing practice informing research
Wednesday, 28 August, 8.30 – 10.30
Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Director, Library Trends and User Research, will co-present “Authority Context and Containers: Student Perceptions and Judgments When Using Google for School Work,” as part of the “Theory & Research/Information Literacy” joint open program.
We look forward to seeing you in Athens!