January 27, 2022

Video: OCLC’s Richard Wallis and Ted Fons Discuss/Demonstrate Shared Library Data (ALA Annual 2013)

Below, find presentations/demonstrations by OCLC Technology Evangelist Richard Wallis and Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality that were recorded during the ALA Annual Conference 2013 in Chicago. They were made available online earlier today.

The presentations/demonstrations are titled, “The Power of Shared Library Data at the Network Level”.


[Richard Wallis and Ted Fons demonstrate] why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

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