[Libs-Or] Register now for the 2009 OCLC Digital Forum West | Don't forget to register for the OCLC Western CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting

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Wed May 6 14:22:18 PDT 2009

Register now for the 2009 OCLC Digital Forum West
OCLC Western is pleased to present the fifth annual OCLC Digital Forum
West on September 16-17, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, at the Getty
Research Institute. This year's forum will focus on Convergence: Where
Metadata and Access Meet for Digital Discovery and Delivery. 
The forum will feature national experts from the archival, museum and
library communities who will discuss current projects and initiatives
exploring creation of metadata for digital discovery and delivery. Four
of these distinguished presenters include:

*	Anne J. Gilliland (keynote speaker), Professor, Information
Studies & Moving Image Archive Studies and Chair of the UCLA Department
of Information Studies. Ms. Gilliland also serves as Director of the
Center for Information as Evidence. 
*	Maureen Whalen, Associate General Counsel for the J. Paul Getty
Trust, who will speak on the balance between rights of organizations and
*	Kristine Brancolini, Dean of University Libraries, Loyola
Marymount University. 
*	Dr. John Falk, Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice Learning,
Oregon State University

Other presentations and panel discussions will highlight national
projects of significance relating to metadata, tagging of content and
the convergence of new forms of delivery of digital collections to 21st
century learners.  


The forum is designed to offer a smaller and more intimate meeting
setting where participants can share knowledge and create networks with
other organizations. Join us for some small group discussions on the
terrace at the Getty. It is an ideal educational opportunity for
librarians, archivists and museum staff who are charged with creating
digital access to collections. 
For more information about the Digital Forum West and to register,
please visit our Web page:
http://www.oclc.org/western/digitalforum/default.htm.   And if you have
any questions pertaining to the Forum, please contact Gayle Palmer at
The OCLC Digital Forum West is co-sponsored by the Getty Research
Institute, Orbis Cascade Alliance, OCLC Western and OCLC Digital
Collection Services. 




Register now for the third annual OCLC Western CONTENTdm Users Group


The third annual meeting of the OCLC Western CONTENTdm Users Group is
scheduled for Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, at the University of
Nevada, Reno.  

The CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
<blocked::http://www.oclc.org/western/info/contentdmug/default.htm>  has
been designed for and by CONTENTdm users in order to address the unique
needs of this community. All CONTENTdm users, licensees and evaluators,
and other interested parties, are invited to attend. 

Pre-Meeting Training

Once again this year, there will be training available as a pre-meeting
activity on Wednesday, June 3.  Two different workshops will be offered:

CONTENTdm Basic User Instruction using 5.0, a workshop appropriate for
organizations new to CONTENTdm, or for those who wish to preview the
software, will include hands-on exercises and cover:  creating
collections, using the compound document wizard, metadata and controlled
vocabulary implementation, and maintaining collections with batch
replacement of objects.   

This training will be led by OCLC Western staff.  

CONTENTdm 5.0 Update will be presented as a second training opportunity.
This training will cover both a functional overview of the software and
a look at some common tasks and workflows using the all new Project
Client.   Included will be how to streamline and optimize data entry
with metadata templates that are customizable by file type.  Use of the
new editing function called "Find in Collection" will be demonstrated,
as will working with EAD finding aids.   

This training will be led by OCLC staff.  

Please join us and your colleagues at this dynamic event to examine
these important issues involving all aspects of CONTENTdm. 

Thursday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the OCLC Western CONTENTdm Users Group
Meeting and to register for it and the pre-meeting workshops, please
visit our Web site
<blocked::http://www.oclc.org/western/info/contentdmug/default.htm> :
rs_Group_Meeting.htm. Registration deadline is May 27, 2009. Space is
limited and it is expected to fill quickly, so please register early.

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