Even though we still need a few more registrants to meet the minimum for this FREE cybercast, FEDLINK is pleased to announce that the OCLC Users Group Meeting will be cybercast! On Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 9:00 a.m., simply point your browser to and watch the proceedings at your desk.

If you have not yet registered to watch the cybercast, please do so by sending an email to [log in to unmask] today!

You are welcome to register and watch portions of the meeting.  The agenda is below.  For example, even if you are not the OCLC point of contact at your agency, you may want to watch Eric Childress's excellent overview of emerging metadata standards at 10:45 - Noon.  Information about netLibrary will be presented at 10:00.

(If you have difficulty accessing cybercasts because of agency restrictions, we need to hear from you, too!  Please send us an email at [log in to unmask] and let us know about your technical issues.)

The competition for these technical resources as the Library of Congress is great.  The Library sponsors hundreds of programs each year and many of these programs compete for live online video resources.  FLICC has been lucky enough to offer several programs via cybercast each year.  But recently, the demand from our membership has been diminishing. Without your interest and support, we cannot continue offering this outstanding opportunity.  

If you plan to view the OCLC Users Group Meeting , you may want to test your system's viewing options before the event. If you can view any of the videos available on the FLICC Web site's Online Educational Video Library (, you will be able to view the cybercast. Please contact your IT/automation professionals for assistance with any local restrictions or firewalls.

Details of the meeting follow.


9:00 am * 9:15 am       Introductions * Lynn McDonald, FEDLINK

9:15 am * 9:35 am       Members Council Update * Eleanor Frierson, National Agriculture Library and Carol Bursik, Dept. of Justice Libraries

9:35 am * 10:00 am      OCLC Resource Sharing Update * Georgette Harris, FEDLINK
                        Integration of ILL and FirstSearch

10:00 am * 10:30 am     netLibrary Update * Patrick Moore, netLibrary

10:30 am * 10:45 am     Break

10:45 am * 12:00 noon   Emerging Metadata Standards * Eric Childress, OCLC

12: 00 noon * 1:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm * 1:45 pm       Cataloging and Metadata Services Update * Anne Harrison, FEDLINK

1:45 pm * 2:15 pm       Update on Open WorldCat Pilot and demo of CONTENTdm, Digital Collection Management Software * Shelly Edwards, OCLC CAPCON

2:15 pm * 2:30 pm       Break

2:30 pm * 3:00 pm       Reference Services, OCLC Web Site Re-design * Dave Pachter, FEDLINK 

3:00 pm Adjourn

Meeting Announcement 2004-4

Join your colleagues for a day-long session on what's new at OCLC. Eric Childress, OCLC's Consulting Product Support Specialist, will discuss emerging metadata standards, and FEDLINK's liaison to the OCLC Members Council will report on developments in OCLC governance. FEDLINK staff will report on the forthcoming integration of ILL and FirstSearch, the newly released Connexion Client interface, OCLC's redesigned Web site and approach to e-business, as well as recent enhancements in reference services.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building The Library of Congress
Use the Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)

FEDLINK Network Operations

Free--Open to all FEDLINK members but advance registration is required. Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at to register online or call the FLICC Office at (202) 707-4800.

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Call FEDLINK Network Operations (202) 707-4848; TTY (202) 707-4995

Please notify FLICC at (202) 707-4800 if you are unable to attend to allow those on the waiting list to register.