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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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    MAR 6

    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.

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    FEB 16

    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]

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    FEB 7

    07 February 2012 - 07 February 2012

    An update on the print and web versions of DDC 23 and tips on using DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0

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    FEB 7

    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

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    DEC 13

    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

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    NOV 17

    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.

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    OCT 20

    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.

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    SEP 13

    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.

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    DEC 15

    15 December 2009 - 15 December 2009

    New provider-neutral cataloging policy changes the cataloging of online monographic resources resulting in fewer bibliographic records.

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    JUN 25

    25 June 2009 - 25 June 2009

    This webinar discusses non-English records, parallel records, hybrid records, and what to do when you come across any of these in WorldCat.

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