Iowa OCLC Users Group
The Iowa OCLC Users Group was formed to enhance the use of OCLC by libraries and educational institutions in the state of Iowa.
The group endeavors:
(1) to serve as a means of input from the Iowa users of OCLC and the OCLC programs supported by the State Library of Iowa;
(2) to ensure participation by the Iowa users of OCLC in planning and implementing programs connected with OCLC in Iowa; and
(3) to serve as a vehicle for communication concerning OCLC among the Iowa users of OCLC and the State Library of Iowa.
As part of its mission, the IOUG sponsors an annual spring conference, normally held in the latter part of May. Pre-conferences regularly provide a vehicle for more in-depth examination of new software or topics of professional interest.
Executive Council meets
regularly throughout the year to
plan the annual conference and conduct other business.
libraries with questions about IOUG or OCLC are welcome to email any of
current council members.
Annual Conference Information
Save the Date!
The 2013 Annual IOUG Conference will be held June 7th at Loras College.
keynote speaker will be Helene Blowers from OCLC.
Do you use OCLC for cataloging, interlibrary loan, or your digital library? Are you thinking about doing so? Here is your chance to meet other OCLC users, your regional sales representative, and the Community Manager of WorldShare Applications. We will learn about OCLC plans for the future and discuss our success and our challenges.
Do you have a project that you want to tell everyone about? Have successfully (or unsuccessfully)conquered a challenge faced by your library? Contact Heidi Pettit at Heidi.firstname.lastname@example.org to present at the conference.
Not sure if you can afford to attend? Apply for the Marianne Malinowski Annual Conference Scholarship which covers all your conference costs!
Dreama Deskins will be doing a preconference on June 6th "Cataloging with RDA and OCLC". The preconference will introduce participants to the principles and guidelines of Resource Description and Access (RDA). RDA is the successor to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2). Further details available here.Driving directions
Dreama Deskins presented a preconference on May 10, 2012 on "What's new in OCLC cataloging?"Here are her PowerPoint slides .
See you in June!
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