Once again, the program for the annual conference is in good hands with a diligent program committee. Your program committee members this year are Casey Mullin, Western Washington University; Heather Fisher, Saginaw Valley State University; Synae Yoon, Southern Methodist University; Clara Burns, University of Colorado Boulder; Jared Rex, College of the Holy Cross; Ann Shaffer, University of Oregon; Rahni Kennedy, Southern Methodist University; and Anne Adams, Harvard University. We were very fortunate to have an excellent slate of presentation proposals to choose from. Thanks to everyone who answered our call for speakers. As a result, this year’s sessions will not disappoint! Topics will include managing audio collections, digital score acquisitions, data cleanup projects and tools, and data rescue, among others. OCLC’s own Jay Holloway will also be returning with an update on discovery services and enhancements. Finally, there will be plenty of time for an Ask Everything session. Start saving your questions now and send them to me at molly.obrien@curtis.edu. Questions received in advance are appreciated!

The program in Portland, Oregon will cover a full day Tuesday and end mid-day Wednesday with plenty of time to join an afternoon tour. Registration rates will remain the same as last year. The early registration rate for MOUG members in good standing will be $90 and for nonmembers, $120. If you are a student, first-time attendee, paraprofessional, retiree, non-salaried, or part time there is a reduced registration rate of $45 for you.

Registration information is available on the MOUG 2018 conference page.

Hope to see everyone in Portland!

— Molly O’Brien, Curtis Institute, Continuing Education Coordinator,
From the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter Number 126, September 2017.

Image: Portland night panorama By Fcb981 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons