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The OLAC Conference will be held October 26-29, 2017 at the Omni Richmond Hotel in Virginia.

The Omni is in downtown Richmond overlooking the James River. It is within view of the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson. Within an easy stroll from the hotel are over thirty restaurants and great shopping on the gas-lit, cobblestone streets of Historic Shockoe Slip. In addition, the hotel is part of a complex that includes a mini-mall with restaurants, shops, and an upscale YMCA that is freely available to hotel guests.

Comfortable guest rooms will be available at the discounted group rate of $145 a night. The amenities are numerous, including robes in the rooms, and free Internet.

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Keynote Speaker

Regina Romano Reynolds is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress.

Presents: Video, Audio, Digital, and All that Jazz:  Bibliographic Transformation in an Era of Too Much “Stuff”


There is More Than One Way to Groom a Cat(alog): Technologies for Data Manipulation and Analysis. Presented by Annie Glerum & Kathryn Lybarger, Thursday, 1:00 - 5:00.

Attention Conference Attendees 

We still need reporters for the following sessions at the OLAC conference. We especially need someone for Basic Audio Recordings Cataloging, because it is difficult to find reporters for the basics sessions.

  • Opening keynote speaker Regina Reynolds
  • Linked Data Initiatives (panel)
  • Basic Audio Recordings Cataloging
  • Applying Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies
  • Lightning Talks
  • OLAC Research Grant Presentation
  • Round-Tables
  • Poster Sessions

Reports do not have to be exhaustive, only informative. Please review the reports for the 2014 OLAC conference in the December 2014 newsletter, which can be found at, to get an idea of what is expected. Your report will be published in the OLAC Newsletter, with your name and affiliation credited in the byline of your report. For those on the tenure-track or in other positions where publication is expected, your report can be used as a publication credit in a non-peer reviewed library periodical.

Additionally, your report will help to inform those who were unable to attend the conference and to provide a record of what OLAC does to support and enrich the professional lives of its members.

If you have any interest in being a conference reporter, please contact me as soon as possible at Please indicate your reporting preferences, if any. Thanks for your consideration.

Jan Mayo

OLAC Conference Reports Editor