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OCLC Webinars

OCLC Webinars are presented on a variety of subjects—from product demonstrations to implementation discussions—made available over the Web at no cost.

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    FEB 23

    23 February 2016

    Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
     

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    OCT 27

    27 October 2015

    In this webinar, participants learned how the QuestionPoint reference management service can give librarians tools to manage all aspects of reference service, including chat, email and in-person interactions. This session also provided an introduction to statistical reporting tools in QuestionPoint and the service can be used to reach users on the websites they use most.

    • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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    MAR 5

    05 March 2015

    During this one-hour overview demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

    • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
    • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multivolume works
    • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free your library from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and your community.
      • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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    JAN 30

    30 January 2015

    This event will open with an update on recent Americas Regional Council and Global Council activities. The OCLC Symposium, "Research in Context," will follow immediately. Refreshments will be served after the Symposium.

    • Location: Chicago, IL; Online
    • Venue: McCormick Place West, Room W-196a
    • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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    JUN 19

    19 June 2014

    At this session, Cindy Ellis, Information Technology Specialist, Washington State University Libraries, shared why her library chose CONTENTdm Hosting Services and talked about the migration experience.

    • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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    OCT 29

    29 October 2013

    This one hour workshop included an overview of the functionality and potential use cases, and featured Jeff Carter and Brian Cassidy from the University of New Brunswick. They showed their eResources discovery and eBooks search interfaces, and then took us behind-the-scenes for a code walkthrough.

    • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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    OCT 16

    16 October 2013

    During the session, Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Services at Mount Holyoke College and Margaret Maurer, Head, Metadata and Cataloging at Kent State University talked about their experiences with implementing RDA.

    • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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    JUN 14

    14 June 2013 - 14 June 2013

    What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting to know when you have satisfied their request. There has been a large amount of research done on how to reach and engage with patrons in that online environment. Carla Pfahl, Coordinator of AskMN (Minnesota’s statewide virtual reference service), and Merrie Davidson, Social Sciences Librarian and fellow AskMN librarian at the University of St. Thomas, will look at how to conduct a reference interview and what makes an exceptional reference transaction.

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    FEB 6

    06 February 2013 - 06 February 2013

    This meeting featured an update on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, scheduled for release in March 2013. It also included information about recent and upcoming enhancements to other OCLC resource sharing services and tools, including ILLiad and Article Exchange.

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    JAN 7

    07 January 2013 - 07 January 2013

    During the webinar, Ian Fairclough, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University and Cynthia M. Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content, OCLC, speak about the improvements that can be made to WorldCat master records. Included in this presentation for cataloging staff at member libraries, is when and how to make corrections to WorldCat records and how to request that OCLC staff edit a WorldCat record.

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    DEC 17

    17 December 2012 - 17 December 2012

    During the webinar, OCLC staff and members of the Global Council Advisory Group on Incentives engage with librarians at member libraries on the topic of OCLC cataloging credits and incentives, to provide background on the current credits model, share findings and recommendations of the OCLC Global Council Cost Sharing Models Task Force, and gather input and feedback from member libraries.

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    NOV 28

    28 November 2012 - 28 November 2012

    Connexion macros can be very useful for expedited cataloging, both for making repetitive changes to records and for generating first-draft transliterations of non-Latin text. Part two of this session includes discussion about and demonstrations of creating and customizing macros those are somewhat complex and/or deal with non-Latin text, as well as a testimonial about how useful these types of macros have been. Presenters: Joel Hahn, Niles Public Library District, and Erica Chang, University of Hawaii.

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    NOV 26

    26 November 2012 - 26 November 2012

    We’ll provide an overview of OCLC ILLiad and demonstrate how the service can save time and increase efficiency for your interlibrary loan operation.

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    NOV 15

    15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012

    Hear how you can gain visibility for your library, through the OCLC and Goodreads partnership. You'll learn more about Goodreads and how to reach the more than 11 million book-loving members and connect them to your library.

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    OCT 10

    10 October 2012 - 10 October 2012

    EZproxy hosted service is available. Find out more about the service: see how it works from product manager Don Hamparian, learn what the steps are to implement and hear how your library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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    SEP 20

    20 September 2012

    David Whitehair, OCLC provides an overview of the new WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality along with details to get started using the new tool.

    • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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    JUN 20

    20 June 2012 - 20 June 2012

    QuestionPoint Qwidget is an embeddable chat service included in a subscription to QuestionPoint, OCLC’s reference management service. QuestionPoint provides librarians with tools to interact with users in multiple ways, using both chat and email.

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    MAY 30

    30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

    Join Josh Thomas, OCLC Security Officer, to hear about IPv6, what it means for your library, your institution and your users' access to electronic content. Don Hamparian and Charlotte Sturtz, OCLC Product Management team for EZproxy, answer questions related to EZproxy implementations for IPv6, timing for future releases and discussion.

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