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OLAC is on Flickr

OLAC now has a Flickr account to share photos from OLAC events. Check out our page to see photos as recent as ALA Midwinter 2015 as well as photos going back to the 2002 OLAC Conference.

LCGFT Updated

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCGFT for Moving Image Materials, list has been updated through November 17, 2014 (List 11).

December Newsletter Now Online

The December 2014 (vol.34 no.4) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available in a downloadable PDF and The HTML version.

September OLAC Newsletter Available

The September 2014 (vol.34 no.3) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available in a downloadable PDF and The HTML version.

Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.   
If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Bylaws Revision 2014—Get Ready to Vote

Next week, you will receive a ballot asking for approval of the revised OLAC bylaws.  The vote will be a straight yes or no vote, with no voting on individual changes. 
An email message with this announcement and accompanying informational documetns was sent to OLAC-L on September 2nd.

OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase Two

OCLC has now implemented changes related to the OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase Two.  This includes the remainders of the MARC 21 Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Updates No. 16, 17, and 18, as well as all MARC codes announced by the Library of Congress between April and June 2014.  Details can be found in OCLC Technical Bulletin 264.  The OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase One was implemented in May 2014, covering selected elements of MARC 21 Update No.

OLAC-MOUG 2014 Early Registration ends August 31

When: October 23-26, 2014
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Early Registration ends August 31!
Join us at the joint OLAC-MOUG Conference in Kansas City on October 23-26, 2014! The theme of this joint conference is A/V Cataloging at the Crossroads At the conference you will find wonderful presentations, workshops, and poster sessions to help us all traverse those crossroads in the A/V cataloging world.

Nominations sought for the Nancy B. Olson Award

The annual Nancy B. Olson Award honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging.

Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:


Congratulations to Melissa Burel, Catalog Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, for being this year’s recipient of the OLAC Conference Scholarship!
Many thanks to the other applicants for taking the time to apply. There are a lot of catalogers doing great things out there.
See you in Kansas City!

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