Attend the OCLC Research Update at ALA Annual 2015 to learn more about our current work

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If you're attending the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, we invite you to attend the OCLC Research Update on Monday, 29 June from 10:30 – 11:30 am at the Moscone Center North, Room 125. 

The agenda includes:

  • Introduction – Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will serve as master of ceremonies and provide a quick overview of current OCLC Research highlights.
  • Wikipedia and Libraries – Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt will provide an overview of how libraries can engage with Wikipedia and why it’s important, as well as how library data is represented in Wikipedia and Wikidata.
  • Entity-based Linked Data – OCLC Research is investigating a set of questions about how Entity-based Linked Data can be used for discovery, editing, and visualization.  Consulting software engineer Bruce Washburn will report on some of our findings, and will provide a live demonstration of a prototype system OCLC Research is developing to assist with that exploration.
  • FAST – Senior Research Scientist Diane Vizine-Goetz will provide an update on the latest developments with FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) a general use subject terminology scheme that retains the rich vocabulary of LCSH that is easy-to-understand, control, apply, and use. After full development, FAST has evolved into an eight-facet vocabulary with a universe of approximately 1.7 million headings across all facets.
  • Q&A

Register to attend this and other OCLC sessions at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. We hope to see you there!

For more information:

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research