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Call for OLAC Conference Scholarship Applications

 OLAC will award one Conference Scholarship that will provide funds for a member of Online Audiovisual Catalogers to attend the OLAC 2012 Conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 18-21, 2012. Visit the conference website fro more information about the conference.

OLAC presents the 2012 Nancy B. Olson Award to Robert L. Bothmann

 Congratulations to Bobby (Robert) Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato for winning the 2012 Nancy B. Olson award.

March issue of the Newsletter is Available online

The March 2011 (vol.32 no.1) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available as a PDF and as a HTML page

Latest issue of the OLAC Newsletter now available

The December 2011 (vol.31 no.4) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available as a PDF and as a HTML page

OLAC is seeking a Web Administrative Assistant

 OLAC is seeking nominations for a Web Administrative Assistant to work with the current Webmaster.  Together the two positions will be responsible for keeping the OLAC Web page available on the Internet and up to date with correct and timely information including the full text of each issue of the OLAC Newsletter as it becomes available. 

LCGFT for Moving Image Materials Updated

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCGFT for Moving Image Materials, list has been updated through October 17, 2011 (List 25). This update contains several new terms, two cancellations, and reflects the recent decision to cancel some 90 terms effective Feb. 20, 2012.


Call for OLAC Research Grant proposals

 Do you have a research idea dealing with the cataloging of non-print media?  If so, here's your opportunity!  OLAC (Online Audiovisual

Catalogers) is currently seeking applicants for the 2012 OLAC Research Grant.
This annual award of up to $2,000 encourages research in the field of audiovisual cataloging, and will be appointed on the basis of practicability and perceived value to the AV cataloging community.


OLAC's Nancy B. Olson Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2012 award. The Nancy B. Olson Award recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging. The Committee will select a recipient based on nominations received, subject to approval by the Executive Board at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Eligibility for nomination is as follows:

September 2011 issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available

The September 2011 (vol.31 no.3) issue of the OLAC Newsletter is now available as a PDF. The HTML version is under construction and will be available soon


It's not too early to begin planning for the next OLAC conference. It will take place October 18-21, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. The conference committee has been hard at work making preparations. Stay informed by visiting the 2012 OLAC conference web site

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