June 27 – July 2, 2024


OCLC at ALA Annual 2023

Please enjoy this short highlight reel of OCLC activities at ALA Annual 2023 in Chicago.


Transforming metadata

OCLC staff and library metadata experts explore changes taking place with library metadata: the transition to linked data and identifiers, the description of inside-out and facilitated collections, and the evolution of metadata as a service, as well as resulting staffing requirements.


OCLC resource sharing community breakfast

Peter Collins, OCLC’s Director of Resource Sharing, shares the latest resource sharing initiatives and product enhancements.


OCLC Research update: Partner with purpose for greater impact

OCLC Research and WebJunction share learning tools, strategic frameworks, and updates on ongoing and planned research that can help library staff collaborate with their community, partners, and networks with purpose. Topics covered include digital collections stewardship training, strategic collaboration planning models, reimagining descriptive workflows, prospective research and learning opportunities addressing public library initiatives, areas of concern, and more.