Register for OCLC events at ALA Annual 2015

What OCLC events at ALA Annual would you like to attend? Please select individual events as applicable.

Note: OCLC events are open to all ALA Annual Conference registrants. Please register one attendee at a time. If you have questions or special needs, please contact OCLC.


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Friday, June 26

Enhance Sharing Session

The Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

Friday, June 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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OCLC Symposium

Friday, June 26, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
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Saturday, June 27

Dewey Update Breakfast and
ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group

Learn what's new with Dewey and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with our ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

Saturday, June 27, 7:00 – 10:00 am
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OCLC Search Engine Visibility, Knowledge Cards and Works:
Library Linked Data in Action

Libraries can now provide topical insights into resources in their collections rather than simply a list of possible sources. Hear how libraries use Linked Data to improve search engine visibility for their collections, connect searchers with libraries on the websites where they begin their research, and give users context for library resources identified in search results. See Linked Data "in Action" in knowledge cards and Works-level entries in a popular discovery service.

Saturday, June 27, 8:30 – 10:00 am
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OCLC WorldShare Management Services:
Simplifying Workflows for Libraries

Join us to hear how libraries and consortia have simplified their workflows with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Services—from managing e-resources to cataloging to acquisitions. Libraries will share their experiences with WMS and discuss how streamlined, more efficient workflows have saved time and money, and allowed them to do more. Andrew K. Pace, OCLC, will provide an overview and update.

Saturday, June 27, 10:30 – 11:30 am
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OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front

Hear brief stories from implementers of major library linked data initiatives about what has worked and what hasn’t, problems faced and solved, and remaining challenges and opportunities. Presenters will focus on practical considerations of linked data implementations. The program will include time for discussion with the audience.

Saturday, June 27, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
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Community Meetings

Saturday, June 27, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Choose the Community Meeting that best meets your interest. After you choose a Community Meeting, you will see a checkbox at the bottom of the meeting list that will allow you to register for a reception for all Community Meeting attendees from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. If you do not choose a Community Meeting, you will not be able to register for the reception.


Join your colleagues to hear the latest CONTENTdm updates, including the new mobile-friendly responsive website redesign with support for: viewing compound objects, rich customization and configuration options, and improved search workflows. Get ideas to make the most of your CONTENTdm site. Hear what's next as OCLC develops a WorldShare-based digital repository solution. Plan to join your colleagues at the combined OCLC community reception that follows.


Join fellow WorldCat Discovery Services users to share your experiences using WorldCat Discovery and the WorldCat Discovery API in your institution. Hear best practices for a smooth transition from FirstSearch or WorldCat Local. Learn about planned enhancements and participate in a lively discussion. Plan to join your colleagues at the combined OCLC community reception that follows.


Join your WorldShare Management Services (WMS) colleagues and Andrew K. Pace, OCLC Executive Director, as well as other members of the WMS team in San Francisco. Plan to participate in discussions, ask questions and discuss the WMS roadmap. Please note this session is for current WMS libraries only. Plan to join your colleagues at the combined OCLC community reception that follows.


Join OCLC resource sharing colleagues for updates on WorldShare ILL and ILLiad and discussions of timely ILL topics. Plan to join your colleagues at the combined OCLC community reception that follows.


If you selected one of the Community Meetings above, please click this checkbox to indicate if you wish to attend the OCLC combined community reception.

Sunday, June 28

OCLC Helps Libraries Overcome E-resource Management Challenges

Solving the problems of managing e-resources with fragmented solutions and multiple spreadsheets isn't easy. OCLC offers tools and services—many included in OCLC Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan and WorldCat Discovery subscriptions—that help libraries solve e-resource management and access challenges. In this session, you will learn how to leverage existing OCLC subscriptions with quality metadata to help overcome these complications.

Sunday, June 28, 8:30 – 10:00 am
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OCLC Evolution of Shared Print Monograph Strategies

Increasingly, libraries are sharing the responsibility and costs of maintaining print collections in response to widespread availability of digital resources and increasing pressure to reclaim campus library space. Katie Birch will discuss how OCLC facilitates data-driven selection for cooperative partnerships, streamlines registration of preservation commitments in WorldCat, and enables seamless integration of shared collections in local discovery and delivery applications.

Sunday, June 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am
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The Coalition to Advance Learning for Archives, Libraries and Museums: The View Ahead

The Coalition effort brings together archives, library and museum organizations working in deliberate coordination across sector boundaries to devise and strengthen sustainable Continuing Education and Professional Development with increased collaboration and effectiveness. Learn about the progress the Coalition has made toward its vision. Preview the Coalition Strategy, which outlines goals, objectives and actions for cross-sector collaboration.

Sunday, June 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
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Celebrate and Connect: Geek the Library and Turning the Page

Celebrate the achievements of landmark advocacy programs Geek the Library and Turning the Page, used in 3,000 libraries nationwide. Learn about new digital resources and curriculum that will help you champion your library as the beating heart of the community. Connect with friends, including the ALA Learning Round Table, and leave inspired by the power of libraries to transform lives.

Sunday, June 28, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
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Monday, June 29

OCLC Research Update

Join OCLC Research for an update on selected activities.

Monday, June 29, 10:30 – 11:30 am
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