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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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    DEC 10

    10 December 2014

    Join Susan Musser, EZproxy information developer, and Don Hamparian, senior product manager, for a preview of changes coming to the EZproxy support site.

    • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
     

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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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    JUL 25

    25 July 2013

    The new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service is one of the first OCLC services to use a new system for managing user accounts. Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC Services user account for interlibrary loan. This Webinar provided the information you need to create and manage new OCLC Services user accounts required to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

    • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 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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    MAY 24

    24 May 2012 - 24 May 2012

    This program features Kurt Munson of Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, who speaks about how to use add-ons for ILLiad and the WorldCat knowledge base to quickly deliver electronic articles to users. He shares his experience with evaluating processes and capitalizing on new tools to improve the efficiency and accuracy of his library's delivery of electronic articles.

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    MAY 17

    17 May 2012 - 17 May 2012

    Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. How do you find your users online? How do they find you? Look at what signs have been effective in letting users know about the service. What works best in both drawing user's attention and getting them to know what the service is about? With our constantly changing technical vocabulary, are you really saying what you want to say?

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    MAY 3

    03 May 2012 - 03 May 2012

    Learn how the University of Hawaii at Manoa is organizing their digital library and increasing its visibility by incorporating the newest features of OCLC's WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway into their workflow. Hear how this free tool can help you increase readership of your digital materials by exposing them through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.

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    APR 12

    12 April 2012 - 12 April 2012

    Learn about authority controlling improvements which will apply to Windows-based Connexion client and Web-based Connexion browser users, and the enhancements - GLIMIR, Classify, RDA workforms and macro changes included in the recent release of Connexion client version 2.40.

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    APR 11

    11 April 2012 - 11 April 2012

    Hear from Karen Schneider of Holy Names University as she discusses how WorldCat Local transformed her users' discovery experience. Karen shares what happened when WorldCat Local helped the Cushing Library increase traditional print circulation by 30 percent, increase interlibrary loan requests and more than double e-resource usage.

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