[Libs-Or] Visit OCLC Western at ALA Midwinter 2007
Western at oclc.org
Tue Jan 16 11:32:35 PST 2007
OCLC and OCLC Western at ALA Midwinter 2007
January 19-22, 2007
All of us at OCLC Western are looking forward to seeing our members who
will be attending ALA Midwinter 2007, as they journey to Seattle from
their respective states and territory - Alaska, California, Hawaii,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Guam.
There are many exciting programs and events that OCLC is sponsoring at
ALA Midwinter this year, and a few must-attend events are listed below.
For a full list of all the OCLC sessions and to register your
participation, please visit <www.oclc.org/info/ala/>. Also, please make
sure to visit us at the OCLC Booth #2015.
OCLC Symposium: Who's Watching YOUR Space?
Friday, January 19
1:30 - 4:30 pm, Sheraton Seattle, Metropolitan Ballroom
Hear what three experts have to say about social networking in this
symposium moderated by Michael Stephens, author of Web 2.0 & Libraries:
Best Practices for Social Software. They are:
- Howard Rheingold, a leading thinker on the cultural, social and
political implications of communications media and virtual communities
- Marc Smith, Senior Research Sociologist, who leads the Community
Technologies Group at Microsoft Research
- danah boyd, PhD candidate at the School of Information at the
University of California, Berkeley and Fellow at the University of
Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communications
Celebration of the Life of Frederick G. Kilgour
Saturday, January 20
5:30 - 7:00 pm, Westin Seattle, Grand Ballrooms I & II
Join us as we celebrate the life of library pioneer and OCLC founder
Fred Kilgour with a 30-minute program of remembrances from colleagues,
followed by a wine and cheese reception.
OCLC Update Breakfast
Sunday, January 21
7:00 - 9:00 am, Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom C/D
Be our guest for breakfast, receive a free gift and hear an update on
the OCLC cooperative. Learn about new OCLC initiatives and join in our
popular roundtable discussions, where you can share experiences with
your colleagues and OCLC staff.
Digitization Solutions: NDNP and Beyond
Monday, January 22
10:30 - 12:00 pm, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Room 620
Please join OCLC Preservation Services on a newspaper digitization "road
During this program, we will be exploring the newspaper digitization
- from the planning process;
- to the major intersections where microfilm or original source material
selections are made;
- next, we'll examine the benefits, uses and limitations associated with
the wide range of deliverables available (JPEG2000, TIFF, PDF, etc.) and
help you decide which are necessary for your institution's purposes;
- then off to discuss the workflow; and
- on to the final destination, which is the online newspaper
The program will consist of a presentation followed by a panel
discussion, which will include production and newspaper digitization
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