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  • There is not the "community culture" among these countries. These are national governments, not "states". There is also no long OCLC culture. Imagine the "delivery" problem here. The expectation of actual delivery drives a lot of the "discovery" motivation. It does little good to discover an item at a WC library if they can't get their hands on it.
    Also, BRANDSCAPE (Lorcan) is very important. If they can "do it" without being "helped" by the USA, they will choose a local solution. This is much different than China for example.
  • EMEA_OCLC

    1. 1. EMEA Regional Council Executive Committee/Delegates Meeting Sept. 28-29, 2011 Leiden, The Netherlands OCLC Workshops in the Middle East Proposal/Considerations by Cendrella Habre, Director Riyad Nassar Library
    2. 2. Lebanese American University • • • • • • • • • Not-for-profit private institution of higher education in Lebanon Founded as a women’s college in 1924 Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1955 ONE university TWO campuses: Historic home in Beirut and a new campus in Byblos, overlooking the historic city of Byblos Seven schools: Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing Newly acquired University Medical Center – Rizk Hospital (UMC–RH) Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE-NEASC) in November 2009. Full-time faculty for fall 2010 totaled 302 With 7,183 undergraduates, 803 graduates and 81 students in professional degree programs, enrollments in fall 2010 totaled 8,067 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 2
    3. 3. Lebanese American University www.lau.edu.lb LAU_Byblos Campus LAU_Beirut Campus 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 3
    4. 4. Sub-Regional Meetings Planning • Where? Beirut: Lebanese American University UAE: Zayed Unversity (Dubai) or American University in Sharjah or United Arab Emirates University (Al Ein) or Abu Dhabi National Library • When? Beirut: May 8, 2012 UAE: To be assigned right after the Beirut meeting • Who? Beirut: 30 participants UAE: 50 participants 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 4
    5. 5. Why Lebanon? 09/28/2011 Why UAE? EMEA Regional Meeting 5
    6. 6. OCLC in the Region: 94 Participating Members in 14 Countries 44 66 11 55 33 11 22 66 14 1 99 22 13 13 PRODUCT MIX Connexion, FirstSearch, Illiad, Link Manager, CAMIO, OLIB, Collection Analysis, Dewey, EZProxy, Techpro partners, Vendor Partners for Arabic & Persian record contribution 5 libraries are contributing records in IRAQ 19 19
    7. 7. Lebanon UAE Invite customers & noncustomers from: •Lebanon •Iraq •Jordan •Egypt – Cairo / Alexandria •Morocco 09/28/2011 Invite customers & noncustomers from: •UAE •Saudi Arabia •Qatar •Bahrain •Kuwait •Oman EMEA Regional Meeting 7
    8. 8. Things to Think About • There is no “OCLC Membership Culture” in the Middle East. How to sell this concept during the meetings? • Should NON-Members attend as well as Members? • The meetings must carry obvious VALUE for the attendees. • Should there be an OCLC product update? • A survey could help out in identifying the meetings content. • Meetings to be held in Arabic language (preferable). • Should local agents such AAS and Logos attend? Who else from OCLC should attend? • Responsibilities: Host institution? OCLC? • Costs: Travel – Hotel – Logistics, etc. 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 8
    9. 9. Q&A 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 9
    10. 10. Q&A 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 9

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