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OCT 22

OCLC at LIANZA: Libraries working at Webscale

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Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 7:00am - 8:45am [New Zealand Standard Time]
Location: Brooklyn One Meeting Room, Claudelands Events Centre
Cost: FREE

** This is a breakfast meeting, food and beverages supplied **

OCLC has recently introduced WorldShare Management Services into the Australia / New Zealand region. Come and hear how Australian libraries have been able to utilise a cooperative strategy, technology platform and management services that enable shared efficiencies and innovation.

OCLC WorldShare Applications and Services offer a new approach to managing library workflows cooperatively, including integrated acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, patron administration, resource sharing and e-resource management. OCLC WorldShare services and applications eliminate traditional operational silos and deliver new efficiencies in library management, freeing libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and communities. Included with every WorldShare implementation is the discovery layer, WorldCat Local, a patron interface that empowers patrons from a single search to discover the broad range of resources including physical resources, eBooks, online services and digital objects that libraries now provide.

During the presentation OCLC staff will talk about the experiences of delivering WorldShare into the region and will give a live presentation of WorldShare and WorldCat Local. Staff will also give an update on other OCLC initiatives and future developments. OCLC staff presenting during the session include Chris Thewlis (Regional Manager, OCLC ANZ), Susie Thorpe (Senior Product Manager ANZ, OCLC WorldShare and Amlib) and Angus Cook (Sales Consultant, OCLC ANZ).

This event is followed by a LIANZA keynote address by Lorcan Dempsey who oversees OCLC Research and participates in strategic planning at OCLC. Lorcans presentation 'The network reshapes the library' will consider how libraries and groups of libraries will change over the coming years. A focus will be on the shift from infrastructure to engagement, and on the types of innovation required to support this shift.

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Start Date

22 October 2013

End Date

22 October 2013


Hamilton, New Zealand


Claudelands Events Centre