Friday, August 26, 2011

OCLC's Presentation Center offers a wealth of valuable information

For those who missed the OCLC update session at AALL in Philadelphia, the PowerPoint slides from that presentation are available from OCLC at:
OCLC makes slides and/or streaming video from many of its conference presentations available at: Dozens of presentations (dating back to 2000) are available, covering a broad range of topics such as: creating cataloging efficiencies, library management services in the Cloud, CONTENTdm, WorldCat Local, transformational literacy, and digital data curation. Some presentations focus on OCLC products and services, while others, such as the November 2010 session on "The Ethics of Innovation" have less of a "sales pitch" tone to them. OCLC's Presentation Center ( features presentations by OCLC research staff, guest speakers at OCLC (mostly slides are provided), and a "Distinguished Seminar Series" (slides with some video or audio).


Bryan said...


On p. 41 of "Technical Services SIS Meeting" (26 July 2011), there's mention of more automated heading control of name and subject headings and automated enrichment of bibliographic records from mining FRBR work set data (summer 2011). Did the presenter elaborate on what types of enrichment OCLC expects will be added to the master records through their data mining efforts?


Jean Pajerek said...

Bryan, I don't know. I was not able to attend the update session, so I didn't hear what the presenter said.