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Attending ALA in Orlando?  If yes, please join us for the following linked data related sessions.



To sign up for these and other OCLC-sponsored sessions, please visit: http://www.oclc.org/content/forms/worldwide/en/ala-annual.html



LINKED DATA ROUNDTABLE:  STORIES FROM THE FRONT



Saturday June 25, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30AM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W303



Join the conversation as libraries that are implementing linked data discuss current activities and share recent experiences, including OCLC's Person Entity Lookup pilot, LC's BIBFRAME program and Canada's new Linked Data Initiative.  What did we learn? What's next?  Presenters will share their observations followed by audience discussion. Speakers include John Chapman from OCLC, Kirk Hess from the Library of Congress and Marlene van Ballegooie from the University of Toronto.


THE OCLC PRESENTATION ZONE

Saturday, June 25 from 1:45PM - 2:00PM in OCLC booth 1517
Sunday, June 26 from 3:15 - 3:30PM in OCLC booth 1517

Celebrate WorldCat's 45th anniversary as John Chapman discusses new ways that linked data can help libraries and partners solve new challenges.



OCLC CATALOGING AND METADATA USER GROUP MEETING



Saturday, June 25 from 3:00 - 4:00PM

The Orlando Hilton, Lake Eola B



After Maurine McCourry from Hillsdale College shares why and how her library migrated to the WorldCat knowledge base, OCLC Sr.  Product Manager John Chapman will provide an update on OCLC's linked data activities.  All attendees are invited to a reception at the conclusion of this meeting.



LC BIBFRAME UPDATE FORUM



Sunday, June 26 from 10:30 - 12:00PM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W208



This session will feature four projects including:  the Library of Congress Pilot, the LD4P grant and project, the Libhub initiative, and OCLC's data collaborations presented by Jean Godby.