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OCLC Research at ALA Midwinter 2013

Join OCLC Research staff at the following meetings at ALA Midwinter 2013.

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The following OCLC Research staff will participate in the meetings listed below at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, Washington from 25-28 January 2013:

Join them or get in touch at the links above to arrange a meeting.

Friday, 25 January

Time Meeting
1:30–3:30 p.m.

OCLC Research Library Partnership Metadata Managers Focus Group
By Invitation Only

Location: Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Room

Contact: Karen Smith-Yoshimura

3:00–5:00 p.m. 

SHARES Roundtable
Open to OCLC Research Library Partners and Prospective Partners Only

Come discuss the activities of the SHARES resource sharing consortium. Topics will include best practices in the sharing of special collections, what makes a good lender of e-resources, whether Canada/US and Europe/UK need a special layer of pricing between $10 and $30 when charging for the loan of returnables, and the announcement of the nominees for SHARES Executive Group for 2013-2014.

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 615

Contact: Dennis Massie


Saturday, 26 January

Time Meeting

3:00–4:00 p.m. 

MARC Formats Transition Interest Group

Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will present, "MARC and the Trouble with Online"

Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Compass South

Contact: Roy Tennant


Sunday, 27 January

Time Meeting

10:30–11:30 a.m. 

Top Tech Trends

Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will serve as a panelist at this session.

Learn more about the session from moderator Carl Grant's blog post.

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 606-607

Contact: Roy Tennant


Monday, 28 January

Time Meeting

10:30–11:30 a.m. 

OCLC Research Update

Hear highlights of recent work by OCLC Research, including two short presentations. Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., will discuss the common themes from findings of 12 studies published in the UK and US between 2005–2010 on information-seeking behavior. This research helps provide a better understanding of student and scholar motivations for engaging in the information environment, which can help librarians create services that will be used and provide good value. Senior Program Officer  Roy Tennant will speak on linked data, which provides a framework for computers to recognize and act on references to works, people, places and things in efficient ways—and on OCLC's work in the linked data field.

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 602-603

Contact: Eric Childress

12:30–2:30 p.m. 

OCLC Research Library Partnership System Heads

Location: OCLC Suite

Contact: Roy Tennant

1:00–2:30 p.m. 

Library Research Round Table Committee Meeting

Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. will chair this meeting.

Location: Sheraton Seattle, Diamond Room

Contact: Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Start Date

25 January 2013

End Date

28 January 2013


Seattle, Washington


Washington State Convention Center