There will be a regional design workshop for the Open Library Environment (OLE) Project held in Ottawa January 14/15 at Library and Archives Canada. I've been asked to give a short presentation on SOA - and I encourage anybody in range to come and participate. Or, to participate in a workshop closer to your area if Ottawa isn't viable for you. It's an exciting project:
The project is based on a firm SOA footing - and has large multinational support.
The workshop is aimed primarily at research libraries, and will be dealing with "back-end" ILS functionality (not discovery). Participation is encouraged by people who work with an ILS day-to-day, and also by those with theoretical, technical or administrative interests. Registration is available for the Ottawa workshop here.