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OCLC's Digital Forum East will spotlight Convergence: Where Metadata and Access Meet for Digital Discovery and Delivery. We will feature experts from the museum, archival and library communities who will discuss current projects and initiatives exploring creation of metadata for digital discovery and delivery.

The Forum is designed to offer an intimate meeting setting where participants can share knowledge and create networks with other
organizations. This is an ideal educational opportunity for librarians, archivists and museum staff who are charged with creating digital access to collections.

OCLC Digital Forum East
Thursday, November 5, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Arlington Public Library, Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201

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(All sessions will be held in the Arlington Public Library, Arlington, Virginia.)

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55 - 9:00 a.m.      Welcome
                             * Pamela Bailey, Executive Director, OCLC U.S. Service Center

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.      Session 1 - Keynote Address  
                             * Patricia Norris, Director, Education Online, National Geographic Society, Education Programs

9:50 - 10:15 a.m.     Discussion, comments and questions

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.    Session 2 - Panel: Not your typical tagger: Content description by content producers.
                              * Susan Chun, Principal, Cultural Heritage Consulting; Founder and Project Lead at Steve.Museum 
                              * Martin Kalfatovic, Assistant Director of the Smithsonian Library 
                              * Moderator: Gayle Palmer

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session 3 - Project Report: Future directions, integration of metadata workflow, integration of data 
                              * Taylor Surface, Director, Digital Content Management Services, OCLC

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.     Lunch on-site

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.      Session 4 - Panel: Social software in digital libraries and museums: experiences from the field
                             * Jennifer Golbeck, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland 
                             * Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext blog 
                             * Moderator: Victor Veizaga, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.      Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.      Session 5 - Project Report: Analyzing Image Searching on the Web: How Do Undergraduates Search and Use Visual 

                             * Dr. Youngok Choi, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America 
                             Discussion, comments and questions

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.      Session 6 - Conference Summarization: What does convergence mean for users and our organizations?

                             * Gayle Palmer, Director, OCLC Digital Programs

3:55 - 4:00 p.m.      Forum Close 

By October 23, 2009: $75
After October 23, 2009: $100
Student Price: $50
Final registration deadline is October 30, 2009.

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, November 5, 2009. For more information regarding your registration, please send an e-mail to [log in to unmask]. Select portions of this event will be recorded and made available on the OCLC Web site after the event.