As you can see, I’ll be there at the OCLC pre-Conference and CLA for the full conference. It’s coming up soon!
Register today for the OCLC Canada Symposium The Short and Long of Library Collaboration
OCLC Canada will hold its annual Symposium on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 9h to 13h, during the Canadian Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, which will take place in Ottawa, Ontario. This pre-conference event is free and open to all, but registration through CLA is required.
Short-term innovations and successes comprise the sum of our big, collaborative odyssey. The Short and Long of Library Collaboration will focus on exciting initiatives happening right now, examine the value of long-term library cooperation and evaluate the roles that libraries, museums and archives play in this epic story.
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The future of our world can be viewed as exciting or scary—Frankenlibraries or Librarytopia. We can acknowledge that the future won’t be the same as the past—not by a long shot. But what are the opportunities for communities, cooperation, learning and libraries? Will collaboration in the cloud be what we expect?
This portion of the program will feature the following speakers from our membership community, who will share their latest projects and innovative initiatives. These presentations will showcase successful innovation through collaboration, cutting-edge applications that enhance information literacy or the visibility library materials, or that focus on the internationalization of library resources and library collaboration.
William Maes will provide a brief update on the latest initiatives of the OCLC’s Americas Regional Council (ARC). His presentation will be followed by a lively panel discussion on the long-term impact of local, regional, national and international collaboration among libraries, museums and archives. From reducing the overlap of initiatives, while still working toward achieving the profession’s broader objectives, to identifying potential opportunities to streamline or eliminate some initiatives, this debate will examine many diverse perspectives.
Register now for this pre-conference event at CLA! OCLC Canada Symposium Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9h to 13h Ottawa Convention Centre Ottawa, Ontario