Events

Places to go, things to do, people to meet...

Each year, OCLC Research hosts a range of meetings where we exchange information, develop projects and learn from each other and from outside experts. We engage staff from libraries, archives and museums and advance the work of the OCLC Research Library Partnership in regular meetings, feature notable speakers in our Distinguished Seminar Series, hold webinars to encourage and facilitate remote participation, and record podcasts of discussions we have with industry leaders. Our staff also attend various meetings and conferences where they serve as speakers or panelists and engage with colleagues from around the world. Check out a complete listing of past events on our meetings page.

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NOV 9

09 November 2017

Char Booth will address the concept that open access has had a huge impact on publishing and scholarly communication, yet who you are, what you earn, and how you research still create serious barriers to information availability.

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Kilgour Auditorium
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

 

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OCT 20

20 October 2017

Presenters from Columbia University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the University of Pennsylvania will speak on resource sharing topics.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 19

19 October 2017

This webinar will examine how two different organizations – the Association for Manitoba Archives and the University of Alberta Libraries – began the processes of examining subject headings and classification schemes as they relate to Indigenous people.

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 17

17 October 2017

This webinar will examine how two different organizations – the Association for Manitoba Archives and the University of Alberta Libraries – began the processes of examining subject headings and classification schemes as they relate to Indigenous people.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 19

19 September 2017

This webinar will explore how MIT Libraries have implemented the recommendations of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Task Force, with a focus on the work of the Scholarly Communication and Collections Strategy department.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 25

25 July 2017

This webinar complements the four-part series of reports by OCLC Research titled The Realities of Research Data Management, in which findings are based on case studies of four institutions, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Wageningen University & Research.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 13

13 July 2017

Dr. Kimberly Christen will address the concept that library and archive practices are neutral and non-biased, trace the often violent histories of collecting and the construction of the public domain, unpack their connections to the foundations of libraries and archives, and open a space to provide a framework for ethical engagements and reciprocal practices through culturally responsive tools and engagements.

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Kilgour Auditorium
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 23

23 June 2017

OCLC SHARES is a resource sharing consortium for institutions affiliated with the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The SHARES Roundtable meeting, open to partners and prospective partners, is happening at ALA Annual.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Art Institute of Chicago
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JUN 23

23 June 2017

Agenda topics will include vocabulary control data in discovery environments, how much metadata is practical and metadata advocacy.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Regency Ballroom
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 14

14 February 2017

Join the University of Minnesota Libraries for a discussion of Umbra Search African American History (www.umbrasearch.org), an effort to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and workshops and public forums locally and around the country about access to culturally diverse collections.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 8

08 February 2017

The OCLC Research Library Partnership Roundtable luncheon took place Wednesday afternoon, 8 February 2017, 12-1pm CT, in the Camp room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Camp room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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FEB 6

06 February 2017

The OCLC Research OCLC Update at ARLIS/NA took place Monday afternoon, 6 February 2017, 4-5pm CT, in the Royal room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Royal room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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FEB 6

06 February 2017

The OCLC RLP Shared Print/Offsite Storage discussion will focus on current questions/challenges/strategies/successes in the realms of offsite storage and shared print management

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Trafalgar room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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JAN 31

31 January 2017

In this webinar presentation, Duke University Libraries will share how they have led campus initiatives to aggregate and manage campus research information to support open access, help researchers build their reputations, archive Duke scholarship, and enable expertise discovery. This webinar will be of interest to scholarly communications librarians, library administrators, and communications specialists. Given the enterprise nature of research information management, it will also be relevant to other institutional stakeholders including deans, research administrators, and IT professionals.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 23

23 January 2017

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

  • Venue: ALA MW 2017
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 20

20 January 2017

The SHARES Roundtable will be happening at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta on Friday afternoon, 20 January 2017, from 2-3:30pm, at the Marriott Marquis, in Room L401.

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Marriott Marquis, Room L401
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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NOV 21

21 November 2016

In this presentation, “Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives,” Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware, reviews the work of the ALA Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which he co-chaired, and also examines the diversity and inclusion efforts at several libraries.

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Kilgour Auditorium
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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NOV 21

21 November 2016

In this presentation, “Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives,” Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware, reviews the work of the ALA Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which he co-chaired, and also examines the diversity and inclusion efforts at several libraries.

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Kilgour Auditorium
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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SEP 19

19 September 2016

This webinar will be of interest to librarians, institutional reporting and data warehouse professionals, and academic administrators who are eager to more accurately aggregate the scholarly output of their institutions. Join us to learn how University of Minnesota is helping others on campus save time and improve accuracy in faculty activity reporting, academic program review, current awareness and more.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 19

19 August 2016

Come hear about the past and future of Dublin Core from the people who were there in the beginning and those who are carrying the work forward, including retired OCLC Research Scientist, Stu Weibel!

  • Location: 6600 Kilgour Pl, Dublin, OH 43017
  • Venue: OCLC Conference Center Lakeside Room
  • Time: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 12

12 August 2016

This 1/2 day event will include an overview of VIAF – a service that relies significantly on the cooperation of libraries from around the world -- and presentations of use cases that illustrate VIAF’s value.

  • Location: 6600 Kilgour Pl, Dublin, OH 43017
  • Venue: OCLC Conference Center Lakeside Room
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 21

21 July 2016

This webinar will be of interest to those who are thinking about how to undertake or do more with transcription. View the recording to find out more about the National Archives and Records Administration’s History Hub and the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 27

27 June 2016

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

  • Venue: ALA Annual 2016
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 8

08 June 2016

This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAR 23

23 March 2016

Join this webinar to learn about the challenges and solutions of presenting cultural heritage materials as open data, and discover OPenn, a website hosting open data from cultural heritage institutions in the Philadelphia area.

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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