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OLA 2013

SkyRiver and OCLC

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Sponsors: Technical Services Roundtable, SMART

SkyRiver came on board in 2009 as a full service bibliographic utility for cataloging and has since become an alternative to OCLC for some libraries. Cameron University was the first Oklahoma library to begin using SkyRiver. Cathy Blackman, Mandi Smith, and Erica Moore from Cameron and Michele Seikel from Oklahoma State University have collaborated on a research study of the differences between these two bibliographic utilities. In this informative session, they will discuss their preliminary findings.

Cathy has been a librarian at Cameron University for 15 years, starting out in Interlibrary Loan and Circulation and then moving into Cataloging. She also teaches library instruction classes and works at the reference desk. She has been active in OLA throughout her professional career.

Mandi is a librarian at Cameron University.

Erica Moore is one of those Generation Y late-bloomers that the media keeps harping on about. After finishing her BA degree in English literature at Cameron University, she bounced around for a while, looking for her passion. Finally she found it, and, amazingly, immediately found her dream job as a copy cataloger at the Cameron University library, where she has been for two years. Currently she is working on being admitted to library school and dreams about original cataloging.

Michele is a Cataloger at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and is currently the Chair of the OLA University & College Division.

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