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

The Omni is at an excellent location in downtown Richmond overlooking the James River. It is within view of the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, and featured in Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln. 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.   

OLAC Conference
Stacie Traill, Program Chair

The Program Planning subgroup of the OLAC Conference Committee has been working hard to develop a slate of engaging and useful content for this fall’s conference. We are in the process of finalizing a wonderful roster of workshop presenters to lead workshops on the following topics:

  • Basic and Advanced Video Cataloging
  • BIBFRAME and Linked Data
  • Basic and Advanced Cartographic Resources Cataloging
  • Inclusive and Accessible Documentation
  • Cataloging Three-Dimensional Objects
  • Cataloging Videogames
  • Basic and Advanced Audio Recordings Cataloging
  • Preferred Titles for AV Resources

See the Program page for speakers and workshops. In addition to the workshops, the conference program team is planning several opportunities for attendee-contributed and attendee-led sessions, including:

  • A panel on Linked Data initiatives happening at OLAC members’ workplaces
  • Poster presentations
  • Lightning talks ...and -- new this conference -- collaborative problem-solving round tables.

The collaborative problem-solving round tables are a fresh take on OLAC’s traditional “birds of a feather” round table discussions, providing a venue for conference attendees interested in leading structured, small-group discussions of challenging topics in AV cataloging. Keep an eye on the OLAC list -- calls for proposals for all of these sessions are coming soon!