Register for OCLC Events at ALA Midwinter

We invite you to join our OCLC programs and events at ALA Midwinter 2018, as we connect conversations across our community.

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

Note: OCLC events are open to all ALA Midwinter Meeting registrants. Please register one attendee at a time. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Semigel at OCLC.

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Friday, February 9


Expert Cataloging Community Sharing Session

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

The Expert Cataloging Community Session (formerly known as the Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session) is a forum for Q&A and exchange of information concerning cataloging in WorldCat between OCLC Metadata Quality staff and catalogers from OCLC member libraries.


OCLC Reception—a Celebration of Membership

8:00 – 10:00 pm
Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Join your colleagues and OCLC staff for a celebration of our OCLC community at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, an easy walk from the convention center and nearby hotels. Enjoy light appetizers and beverages, and nighttime views of Denver. All members are welcome, however space for this event is limited. Attendees should bring their Eventbrite registration ticket for admittance. Register via Eventbrite.

Saturday, February 10


A Conversation on WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch

9:15 – 9:30 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeated Sunday)

Learn how strategic user testing and consistent community feedback drives OCLC's approach to improving search.


A Conversation on Web Visibility

10:30 – 10:45 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeated Sunday)

Learn how OCLC's approach to web visibility uses a variety of strategies to connect online searchers to your library.


OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front

10:30 – 11:30 am
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1A

Join OCLC's Roy Tennant as he hosts a panel of experts who will share their current activities and recent experiences with linked data. Hear updates on OCLC's initiatives, an LC update on BIBFRAME and more. Brief presentations by each panelist will be followed by time for questions.


A Conversation on Open Access and WMS

11:00 – 11:15 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeated Sunday)

Learn how WMS libraries can make their open access content available to researchers, the community, and around the world.


A Conversation on Tipasa

1:45 – 2:00 pm
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeated Sunday)

Learn how OCLC's Tipasa ILL management system helps you share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, and provide an exceptional experience for your users.


A Conversation on Shared Print

3:00 – 3:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeated Sunday)

Learn how OCLC’s shared print solutions streamline your shared print projects through data-driven decision making and automated registration.


Sunday, February 11


A Conversation on WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch

9:15 – 9:30 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeat of Saturday)

Learn how strategic user testing and consistent community feedback drives OCLC's approach to improving search.


A Conversation on Web Visibility

10:30 – 10:45 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeat of Saturday)

Learn how OCLC's approach to web visibility uses a variety of strategies to connect online searchers to your library.


A Conversation on Open Access and WMS

11:00 – 11:15 am
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeat of Saturday)

Learn how WMS libraries can make their open access content available to researchers, the community, and around the world.


OCLC Products and Services: Key Initiatives and Insights

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Room 104

Join OCLC product management leaders and learn what is new and upcoming with OCLC products and services. Light refreshments will be provided.


A Conversation on Tipasa

1:45 – 2:00 pm
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeat of Saturday)

Learn how OCLC's Tipasa ILL management system helps you share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, and provide an exceptional experience for your users.


A Conversation on Shared Print

3:00 – 3:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1216
(Repeat of Saturday)

Learn how OCLC's shared print solutions streamline your shared print projects through data-driven decision making and automated registration.


OCLC Resource Sharing User Group

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Room 201

Join OCLC resource sharing colleagues for updates on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Tipasa, ILLiad, and Relais. We'll also have time for discussions of timely ILL topics. Refreshments will be served.


Monday, February 12


OCLC Research Update

10:30 – 11:30 am
Colorado Convention Center, Room 303

OCLC Research will present overviews of several active research projects. Following the briefings, audience members will be invited to offer comments and ask questions.


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