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January 2011 | Vol. 2, No. 3 | ISSN: 2152- 8993
Dean of the
Takeaways from OCLC’s
‘ transformational literacy’
As you may know, I recently participated in
OCLC’s Symposium at ALA Midwinter, along
with keynote speaker, Dr. Mimi Ito, moderator
Michael Stephens, and fellow panelist, Jamie
LaRue. The discussion centered on how, as a
profession, we prepare library users to navigate
the overwhelming volume of resources at pivotal
points in individuals’ lives. When people
encounter drastic changes or new opportunities,
we guide them to the information that will help
them transform and transition to that next phase
in their lives.
In her keynote address, Dr. Ito discussed her research, which
focuses on teens’ use of new media, and how the opportunities
and risks are very closely intertwined. She emphasized that it is
up to us, as stewards of collective knowledge, to ensure that the
positive opportunities of the new world information order are
made available to as broad a spectrum as possible.
In the case of my library at Baton Rouge Community College, we
engage our users. We invite our users to contribute to the
library’s evolution, just as we help them discover the pathways to
information that are essential to their transformation.
Jamie LaRue shared his view that while technology is the
medium, the story is the point. Stories about transformation and
the library’s role in that transformation are key to changing how
libraries are perceived within their communities.
This issue of Cooperative eNews is dedicated to the stories that
were told at ALA Midwinter. I invite you to view several videos
and presentations that took place in San Diego. I hope these
stories help to inform and inspire you to do great things in the
months to come.
In this issue:
First public library goes live
with OCLC’s Web- scale
News and views from ALA
Membership report now
available: Perceptions of
Libraries, 2010: Context and
Join WebJunction on
February 15 for Library
Reading Incentive Programs
for Summer and Beyond
Two free webinars
scheduled for February:
Moving Library Cooperation
to Web Scale
EasyBib. com and OCLC
collaborate to build library-branded
First public library goes live with OCLC’s
Web- scale Management Services
When Craven- Pamlico- Carteret Regional Library System staff
were approached to join our Web- scale Management Services
( WMS) pilot group, they were in the midst of a major hardware
crisis. WMS offered an appealing approach to solving this
crisis because it is not dependent on servers. Jackie Beach,
Director of the Craven- Pamlico- Carteret Regional Library
System in North Carolina, shared her experiences with
librarians and other pilot participants at a session during ALA
Jackie’s library system is located in eastern North Carolina,
comprising nine branches and spanning three counties. The
libraries are all very different, from the traditional main branch
to Pamlico County Library— a joint public and high school
library. This library has successfully operated as a joint facility
since 1978. The library system serves approximately 57,000
patrons, with 99 library staff.
In her own words, here is Jackie’s story ››
Jackie Beach, Director, Craven- Pamlico-
Carteret Regional Library System, North
Library Management Services in the Cloud:
More Reality than Dream
Learn more from libraries that are using OCLC Web- scale Management Services.
Thursday, February 3
2: 00 p. m. Eastern Time
Register now »
News and Events
News and views from
Highlights from San Diego are now available online,
including several videos with exciting updates from
members of the OCLC cooperative. More presentations are
coming soon— bookmark our online Presentation Center,
where cooperative stories continue to unfold.
OCLC Members Meeting
Learn about the OCLC Americas Regional Council’s ( ARC) progress and
plans for the future. Hear from members of the ARC Executive Committee,
OCLC leadership and members of the Board of Trustees.
Also, check out the slate of candidates for the upcoming Executive
Committee and Global Council Member Delegate election for OCLC members
in the Americas Region.
and listen to
OCLC Symposium: Transformational Literacy: Life
Stages and Libraries
Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Mimi Ito, moderator Michael Stephens and
panelists Joanie Chavis and Jamie LaRue, this fascinating session explores
the role of technology, information and libraries in the lives of individuals who
are faced with big life changes.
View video ››
OCLC and Amigos form new partnership to deliver
OCLC Web- scale Management Services to libraries
Amigos and OCLC have collaborated for many years to jointly provide
extensive training, consulting and education services for OCLC’s full suite of
services for libraries and consortia. The new partnership program builds on
this foundation to provide member libraries the support they will need as they
implement the next generation of cooperative library services.
Read the news release ››
Library Management Services in the Cloud: More
Reality than Dream
Librarians shared their experiences, progress and the potential of OCLC Web-scale
Management Services at this ALA Midwinter session. View presentations
from Jackie Beach, Director, Craven- Pamlico- Carteret Regional Library
System, North Carolina; Michael Dula, Director for Digital Initiatives and
Technology Strategy, Pepperdine University Libraries; and Jason Griffey,
Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee at
View video ››
ALA attendees: How about the bag?
Did you go to ALA Midwinter in San Diego and pick up one of our OCLC bags?
If so, we want to hear from you! What did you like or dislike about the tote, and
what would you like to see next year?
Share your thoughts in our quick survey »
Membership report now available:
Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context
New OCLC membership report available for print
ordering and free download
Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community, a
sequel to the 2005 report, Perceptions of Libraries and
Information Resources, is now available for print ordering
and free download.
The new report provides updated information and new insights into information consumers and
their online information habits, preferences and perceptions. Particular attention was paid to how
the current economic downturn has affected information- seeking behaviors and how those
changes are reflected in the use and perception of libraries.
Download the free report �������›
Order print copies of the report for a nominal fee to cover printing and shipping ››
Reason # 9: Feature cover art, ToCs,
author notes, excerpts and related links
with enriched record data.
Information seekers on the Web expect to connect to a wide
variety of data, services and related content whenever they
search. With WorldCat, you can provide helpful, appropriate
points of interest along the way.
View all 25 Reasons to Choose WorldCat ››
Join WebJunction on February 15 for Library
Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and
Join WebJunction for a webinar on reading initiatives that will draw readers of all ages to your library.
Presenters will share how they plan, promote and carry out successful summer reading programs.
Panelist Melanie A. Lyttle, Head of Public Services at the Madison Public Library in Ohio, will
describe her library’s use of social media to support their summer reading program, including the
famed “ Crabby Librarian.” Carol Evrard and Jenny Sitzman of Indiana’s Spencer County Public
Library will speak about their summer reading program; and Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Library
Consultant at the State Library of Ohio, will talk about other successful reading programs including
Choose to Read Ohio, a statewide initiative that encourages Ohioans of all ages to read and enjoy
books together. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 15, from 1: 00 – 2: 00 p. m. Eastern
Register today ››
Support and Training
Register for our two- day Advanced
Serials Cataloging course in D. C.,
April 12 and 13
OCLC will present an in- person, in- depth course on
the rules and practices applied to original cataloging of
serials on April 12 and 13, at our Dupont Circle office
location in Washington, D. C. While this course will
focus on printed serials, the instructions are applicable
to serials in any format. Some of the more complex
topics covered include uniform titles, links,
designations, reprints, microform reproductions and
Join OCLC and your fellow experienced catalogers for
this two- day course, April 12 and 13, from 9: 00 a. m. to
4: 30 p. m. both days.
Space is limited— register today ››
View and register for RDA
training via our Training
Many of our Partners— Amigos,
LYRASIS, MCLS, Minitex, MLNC and
OHIONET— are making their RDA
information and educational offerings
available to you. We have a page on
our Training Portal specifically
dedicated to these offerings.
View and register for RDA
There is also a wide range of RDA
information available through the
OCLC RDA Resource page. You can
find informational links to the OCLC
policy with respect to RDA, training
materials and the RDA Toolkit, which
was co- published by the American
Library Association ( ALA), Canadian
Library Association ( CLA) and
Chartered Institute of Library and
Information Professionals ( CILIP).
OCLC Partner Updates
Two free webinars scheduled for February
Libraries have been cooperating on cataloging, collection management and resource sharing services
for decades. In that time, we have enjoyed the benefits of networked services— no local software or
hardware, elimination of maintenance and support costs, lower overall expense and better scalability.
Now, Web scale offers libraries the chance to revitalize traditional services by sharing workflows,
activities, data and standards as part of a cooperative.
To help our members better understand how Web scale is changing the face of cooperative library
services, OCLC and LYRASIS are presenting a series of free, regionally based events and webinars.
Additional in- person events will occur throughout the year, along with related webinars, virtual
discussions and more. View more dates and learn more about this series.
Register today for one of our two upcoming
February 10, 2011: Live Online
February 24, 2011: Live Online
Save the date for our next in- person event on March 29,
2011, at the Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City, IA
For questions or additional information, please e- mail
partnerships@ oclc. org.
EasyBib. com and OCLC collaborate to
build library- branded citation service
OCLC and ImagineEasy Solutions, LLC are collaborating to
create a customizable library version of ImagineEasy
Solutions’ popular EasyBib. com service, the most popular
online citation site on the Web. The EasyBib Library Edition
service will be rolled out in a beta testing phase with select
OCLC member libraries this month.
EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer, used by more than 23 million unique visitors in the
past year. More than 500,000 new citations are added each day during peak periods of use, such as
at the end of university terms. A student simply searches or enters bibliographic data of a particular
source and EasyBib formats the citation, alphabetizes the works cited list and exports it to word-processing
software. Students can also use EasyBib’s notebook feature to dynamically organize their
research information associated with their citations.
Read the news release ››
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