The folks responsible for It's All Good are providing some very lively coverage of ALA. Wish I could be there. Looks like fun. However, I'm an SLA kind of guy, so I doubt I'll ever make it unless it is in Houston or perhaps San Antonio or Austin.
I've a suggestion for OCLC, if anyone happens to be reading. Make the authority files available as a separate subscription. Now with the Validator product gone and greater need for authority control, you have a resource that has market demand. Just get rid of the big bundle mentality.