Events

 

Each year, OCLC Research hosts virtual and in-person events 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, and hold Works in Progress Webinars to encourage and facilitate remote participation. Our staff also attend various meetings and conferences where they serve as speakers or panelists and engage with colleagues from around the world. View presentations from these engagements.

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SEP 5

05 September 2018

Join this webinar specially scheduled for those in Australian time zones to learn about recent OCLC Research work in archives and special collections, and engage in conversation with OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Program Officer Chela Scott Weber about future work in this area.

  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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SEP 27

27 September 2018

This webinar will explain the London School of Economics and Political Science's (LSE) approach to developing an integrated approach toward its collections, creating new roles to unify and lead the development and exploitation of unique and distinctive material across its collections on a thematic basis.

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

 

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JUL 26

26 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

Library and data science researchers, digital humanists, and software developers are invited to come to OCLC for a two day Big Data Summer Camp to share information and experiences with processing large data sets.

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JUN 25

25 June 2018

Join OCLC Research, one of the world's leading research groups devoted to challenges facing libraries and archives, for an overview of several active research projects.

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Morial Convention Center
    Rm 344
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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MAY 22

22 May 2018

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of three areas of ongoing work with the Research Library Partnership, with time for questions and discussion. The areas are: our new research and learning agenda for archives and special collections, research information management, and the university futures, library futures project.

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

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MAY 22

22 May 2018

In this Distinguished Seminar Series, Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan Library, talks about how copyright touches almost all aspects of the work of libraries, museums, and archives, and she discusses current efforts to address copyright-related concerns at scale.

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

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FEB 12

12 February 2018

Learn about recent and upcoming collaborative projects, pilots, and published reports from OCLC Research and its Research Library Partnership and WebJunction programs.

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Venue: Colorado Convention Center
    Rm 503/504
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Mountain Standard Time, North America [UTC -7]

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DEC 12

12 December 2017

In this webinar, the presenters reviewed the history of this project, the mechanics of its implementation, and the potential for greater, more effective use of these identifiers.

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

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DEC 5

05 December 2017

This webinar complements the OCLC Research position paper titled 'Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library's Role.' In this webinar we will provide an overview of the position paper and discuss the value proposition and role of libraries in RIM, as demonstrated through a specific case study from La Trobe University.

  • Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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NOV 9

09 November 2017

Char Booth addressed 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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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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