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05 September 2012 - 05 September 2012
Transforming Discovery and Resource Sharing with OCLC: FirstSearch, WorldCat Resource Sharing and More
This program provided updates on plans to expand and enhance the WorldCat Resource Sharing and FirstSearch services. Mindy Pozenel and Katie Birch also shared information about how you can prepare for your library's transition to the new services. [WebEx recording 1 Hour]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
24 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
In tough economic times, everything gets a turn on the chopping block. Make the case for virtual reference to your funding bodies and show them the impact you have online. Hear what has an impact on funders and learn what features are most valuable to your library.
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.
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.
13 March 2012 - 13 March 2012
Come see the future of discovery from OCLC as it’s happening—and give your input. How will workflows be streamlined? What will users experience? Join us to hear how FirstSearch, WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local will evolve over the next few years.
06 March 2012 - 06 March 2012
Joining a cooperative group can help libraries keep their virtual reference services going at all hours. Studies show that up to 40% of virtual reference inquiries come in after typical library hours. Explore the challenges and benefits to working through a cooperative to keep your virtual reference answering users 24/7. Find out if being "on" all the time really makes a difference in your community.
16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012
Guest speaker Tina Baich, Assistant Librarian from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) gives an overview of resource sharing settings in the OCLC FirstSearch Administration Module, including creating and modifying Constant Data, Direct Request Profiles and Custom Holdings. This refresher on your library's administration settings will help you prepare you for your upcoming transition to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. [WebEx recording, 53 minutes]
07 February 2012 - 07 February 2012
See a preview of the newly released Abridged Edition 15 and learn about the new features in this print edition of the DDC, including:
- Many new topics and significant updates to selected fields
- A complete overhaul to the representation of groups and people
- Elimination of dual headings and unbalanced spans
- Cessation of partial abridgement of parallel notation
13 December 2011 - 13 December 2011
Looking for ways to better manage your interlibrary loan partnerships, analyze your resource sharing workflow, or share meaningful data with your collection development staff or funding bodies? Join OCLC and guest speaker Lynn Bierma, Illinois State Library and learn how to get the most from WorldCat Resource Sharing Assessment Tools, including:
- ILL Reciprocity Report - evaluate your reciprocal relationships
- Lender String Report - identify your best lenders
- eSerials Requests by Journal Title - track most-often-requested journals
- Global Information System (GIS) report - manage your ILL operations
17 November 2011 - 17 November 2011
Join Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian at Brock University and Bob Robertson-Boyd, Social Networking Product Manager at OCLC to think about authentication in the mobile space. Tim provides a how-to demo of the homegrown mobile/desktop login window he created for his library, and Bob gives an update on mobile access initiatives at OCLC.
20 October 2011 - 20 October 2011
Join EZproxy Senior Product Manager Don Hamparian on How You Can Enhance the Security of your EZproxy Server. Hear questions, tips and suggestions in this open forum discussion with your colleagues. You’ll also hear a preview of EZproxy 5.5 which includes improved support for libraries using "out-of-the-box" Shibboleth configurations.
13 September 2011 - 13 September 2011
Hear Jennifer Block, Interlibrary Services/Document Delivery Librarian, Princeton University and Tim Bowersox, Information Delivery Services Librarian, SUNY Geneseo, present arguments for and against the use of conditional messages in the WorldCat Resource Sharing service.
28 October 2010 - 28 October 2010
During the session, Jay Weitz, OCLC, discusses the importance of creating a new WorldCat record that distinguishes itself from others.