Update: Norman Oder at the Library Journal has done a full write-up of this meeting.
Hey, if you're going to the ALA Midwinter Conference, this is THE forum to go to: ALCTS Forum: Creating and Sustaining Communities Around Shared Library Data, January 26th from 8:00-10:00 AM at the Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 3C.
Panelists will share a variety of perspectives on community norms, policies, and best practices for accessing, using, and sharing the data that supports the discovery and delivery of library collections. What can libraries and the organizations that serve them learn from the open data movement and sites like Wikipedia? What principles and practices for shared data creation and maintenance will most help and strengthen libraries in the future? Panelists will also be addressing the changes in the OCLC Record Use Policy, particularly in light of the recent announcement from OCLC on the establishment of the Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship.