Register online today for OCLC events and meetings at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, including the popular WebJunction member reception, the OCLC Update Breakfast and a symposium on The Mashed-Up Library.
OCLC Symposium: The Mashed-Up Library - Friday, June 27 - 1:30 - 4:30pm
Developing new library services can now mean mixing data and functionality from several sources into “mash-ups” to provide a unique and powerful user experience. Some librarians have discovered how to use Web applications to adapt or create new services. Others are investigating this trend and looking for further guidance. Still others have found creative ways to deliver traditional programs to new populations.
Join our keynote speaker, Michael Schrage, author of Shared Minds—The New Technologies of Collaboration and columnist for CIO and MIT’s Technology Review, and our panel of three librarians who have developed their own mash-ups. We’ll hear from:
- Susan Gibbons, Associate Dean, Public Services & Collection Development, University of Rochester (NY) River Campus Libraries
- David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka & Shawnee County (KS) Public Library
- Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Librarian, University of Minnesota, Rochester
New for ALA Annual 2008: Take the WorldCat Challenge!
This game lets you demonstrate your WorldCat searching skills. Contestants will be selected from random drawings at six qualifying rounds at OCLC Booth 1448 and at two OCLC events - check the OCLC ALA website for the designated events.
All contestants will receive a WorldCat t-shirt; winners of qualifying rounds will also win an ALA Store gift certificate and will be invited back to OCLC Booth 1448 for the final challenge round at 4:00 pm, Monday, June 30. The champion will win a video iPod!
More than 40 special OCLC sessions and meetings are planned. Register online for OCLC events