The ALA Annual Conference is just three weeks away! Register here for the Dewey Breakfast/Update on Saturday, 23 June, 7:00–8:30 am, Sheraton Park Hotel, Plaza Rooms A/B. The program will feature presentations on upcoming enhancements to WebDewey 2.0, updates for Islam and Islamic law, the new virtual Dewey religion browser, DDC translations and editions, and Dewey research activities. The ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group will meet in the same room directly following the Dewey Breakfast/Update.
There are several Dewey-related activities associated with the ALA Annual Conference beyond the Dewey Breakfast/Update. Michael Panzer is speaking on Dewey linked open data at two ALA preconferences: the RBMS Preconference on 21 June in San Diego, and Creating Library Linked Data: What Catalogers and Coders Can Build (a preconference sponsored by the LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group) on 22 June in Anaheim.
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, the Library of Congress, and OCLC have jointly developed a proposal for documenting data provenance in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format—Michael will present the proposal on behalf of the three institutions at the first meeting of the MARBI Committee on 23 June.
Finally, our OCLC Research colleague Diane Vizine-Goetz will be speaking on her knowledge organization research (much of which makes use of Dewey data) during the meeting of the ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee, Monday, 25 June, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Grand Ballroom C. The meeting runs 1:30–5:30 p.m.; her talk is scheduled at the beginning of the meeting.