“May You Live in Interesting Times”: Navigating the Future of AV Cataloging

OLAC 2024 Conference | Minneapolis, MN & Virtual | October 8-10, 2024

The OLAC 2024 Conference will take place Tuesday-Thursday, October 8-10 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis! This hybrid conference will host on-site events at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave S, 55455) and online attendance via Zoom.

NEW! Registration is OPEN!

Please visit the registration page for rates and a link to the registration form.

Preconference News

The Program Planning Subcommittee is pleased to announce a full-day preconference workshop on Monday, October 7th with Leo Martin (University of Houston) speaking on Advocacy for Cataloging & Metadata. Please see the Conference Program page for more details.

Registration for the preconference is $70 and is limited to 30 attendees (in-person only). Conference registrants will receive a confirmation email with a link and access code for preconference registration.

Call for Posters and Lightning Talks

The OLAC 2024 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee is seeking proposals for posters and lightning talks on topics related to descriptive or subject cataloging of media. Topics need not be 100% media cataloging. We want to hear all of your creative ideas!

Poster sessions will be in person only. Lightning talks may be in person or virtually. We are soliciting proposals for:

  1. Poster Presentations: We are soliciting proposals for poster presentations relevant to innovative projects and research in all areas of specialized cataloging, such as video, music, cartographic, objects, electronic resources, etc. to share with your OLAC peers. Please note: posters are in-person only.
  2. Lightning Talks: We are soliciting proposals for short oral presentations that are approximately 5-7 minutes long and focus on aspects of research, policy, projects, cataloger’s judgment, workflow, time management, job justification, linked data projects, or any other related topics. Lightning talk presenters may present in person or virtually.

Please submit your ideas by Friday, July 26, 2024 using the proposal submission form.

Conference Website Updates

Coming Soon!

  • Program and Schedule
  • Lunch order forms (for in-person attendees)
Please watch this space and OLAC-L for further developments.
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