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Fellow archivists or users of ArchiveGrid,

I just received this notice in my email and wanted to pass it on to you (see you on the screen!):


We’ve just scheduled a webinar to bring you up to date on ArchiveGrid and I hope you can join us. I’m a proud member of the small but mighty ArchiveGrid team, and I’m excited about the work we’re doing. If you can’t join us, no worries, the session will be recorded. Please feel free to share!

Learn More About ArchiveGrid and Related Work in OCLC Research Webinar

23 May from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET (UTC 19:00-20:00)

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 This webinar will provide an overview of ArchiveGrid, a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions that is now freely available from OCLC Research, as well as related work.

 ArchiveGrid, a discovery system that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, was formerly offered as an OCLC subscription service but has recently been made freely available by OCLC Research. Join Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn, Research Assistant Ellen Eckert, Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and others from OCLC Research in this webinar for an overview of ArchiveGrid’s mission, its users and uses, as well as a tour of the current system and an in-depth look at how it’s built. You’ll also learn how to include your collection descriptions in ArchiveGrid, talk with the ArchiveGrid team about current research and development plans, and hear how challenges in archival discovery are motivating us to think about the system in new and interesting ways.

·         Register here* to attend this webinar on 23 May from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET (UTC 19:00-20:00).

Webinar participation is free and open to all but advanced registration is required. A recording of this webinar will be made publicly available on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes later in May.

This is the thirteenth webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series developed to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills.

*After you register, you will receive an e-mail message that contains instructions for logging on to WebEx, where you will view the webinar slides online through your web browser (please note that WebEx recommends using Internet Explorer or Firefox, as Chrome and Safari are not supported). When you log in to the webinar, you may chose to either listen to the presentation audio through your computer with speakers or a headset, or dial in to listen by telephone. If you have questions or need assistance, please call WebEx technical support directly by phone at US/Canada Toll-Free: 1 (866) 229-3239 or International Toll: +1 (408) 435-7088.

Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
777 Mariners Island Blvd Suite 550
San Mateo, CA 94404 USA

Merrilee blogs at hangingtogether.org
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