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SEP 24

24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016

Join OCLC at the Kentucky Library Association and Kentucky Association of School Libraries' joint Conference in Louisville, KY.

  • Location: Louisville, KY

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OCT 18

18 October 2016 - 18 October 2016

Connect with OCLC colleagues at the New England Library Association's Conference in Danvers, MA.

  • Location: Danvers, MA

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OCT 20

20 October 2016 - 20 October 2016

Connect with OCLC colleagues at the All for One Conference (formerly the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference) in Rosemont, IL.

  • Location: Rosemont, IL

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OCT 28

28 October 2016 - 28 October 2016

Connect with OCLC colleagues at the Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference in Wilmington, OH.

  • Location: Wilmington, OH

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NOV 5

05 November 2016 - 05 November 2016

Join OCLC colleagues at the California Library Association Conference in Sacramento, CA.

  • Location: Sacramento, CA

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MAR 14

14 March 2017 - 16 March 2017

March 14-16, hosted by OCLC, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

  • Location: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Venue: Hilton Virginia Beach
 

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2016

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AUG 10

10 August 2016 - 19 August 2016

Presentations and other materials from IFLA WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio

  • Location: OCLC Headquarters
    Dublin
    , OH USA

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MAY 11

11 May 2016

Learn from Mary Maroney, Director of Library Services, and Patricia Lombardi, Head of Collection Management and Digital Services, how staff at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University are saving time and streamlining tasks with the help of their complete, cloud-based library management system.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAR 2

02 March 2016

Cataloging Sound Recordings Defensively: “When to Input a New Record” in the Age of DDR, a presentation for the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) meeting in conjunction with the Music Library Association (MLA) conference

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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2015

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JUN 26

26 June 2015 - 29 June 2015

Presentations and other supporting materials from ALA Annual

  • Location: San Francisco, California

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JUN 4

04 June 2015

Watch this 30-minute webinar with guest presenter Christine Giannoni, Museum Librarian at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Christine will share her library’s experience with WorldShare Managment Services (WMS). During this session, you will:

  • Hear why The Field Museum chose to implement WMS
  • Learn the ways WMS is streamlining work to save staff time
  • Explore how WMS is increasing visibility of the library's collections and improving the library user experience.

Christine will have plenty of time to answer audience questions. Register to join the live event and bring your questions.

The Field Museum Library serves staff of the renowned Chicago institution, visiting scholars and the general public with a small staff of seven. The library’s collections are an indispensable resource for the Museum’s research, exhibit development and educational programs. The library has been using WMS since May 2014.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 6

06 May 2015

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

  • Help your library simplify your electronic resources management workflows
  • Improve discovery and access of your library’s e-resources, including e-books, e-journal packages, databases and open access collections
  • Free you from the restrictions of local hardware and software, and provide more time to focus on serving your users and community.

    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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FEB 10

10 February 2015

"Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts" was a Collective Insight event that took place at San Francisco Public Library on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The event was hosted by San Francisco Public Library, the Northern California Technical Processes Group and OCLC.

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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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2014

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SEP 24

24 September 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- Member collaboration and cooperation is paving the way for the library of the future
- WorldShare® Management Services engage member libraries to advise on product development
- Librarians can comprehensively and cost-effectively manage workflows.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 10

10 September 2014

During this 90-minute webinar, you will hear an overview of WorldShare Management Services and you will see a live demonstration of the services, including specific functionality available for library groups and consortia. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have about the services throughout the session.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 29

29 June 2014 - 29 June 2014

Attendees received an overview of WorldShare Metadata and new functionality in the WorldCat knowledge base, and heard current users discuss their experiences with WorldShare Metadata.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Venue: LVH - Las Vegas Hotel, Ballroom F

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MAY 28

28 May 2014

OCLC Canada hosted this symposium on May 28, 2014, during the Canadian Library Association's Conference and Tradeshow at the Victoria Conference Centre (Victoria, British Columbia).

  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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2013

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OCT 23

23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013

OCLC member-leaders and staff gathered for “OCLC Canada’s Cooperative Event: Community Partnerships, Solutions and Research,” held in association with the NetSpeed Conference. Participants explored current and future opportunities for collaboration during this interactive session.

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Venue: Clarion by Choice Hotels Calgary Airport

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SEP 18

18 September 2013

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Participants explored the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives:

  • Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Venue: In person: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 23

23 July 2013

During the session, David Whitehair discussed how functionality from WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records and maintains WorldCat holdings—one time and/or ongoing—for all or subsets of your collection, including licensed, digital and physical materials, saving time and improving returns on collection investments.

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

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JAN 26

26 January 2013

See presentations from the Dewey Update Breakfast at ALA Midwinter 2013.

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room 202
  • Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 25

25 January 2013

Seattle, Washington, 25 January 2013. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium included 180 in-person participants (plus more than 250 online).

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Emerald Ballroom
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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2012

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AUG 14

14 August 2012 - 14 August 2012

The following presentations were made at the International Dewey Users Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Library and…

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA. The theme of this year’s event, The Long and Short of Library Collaboration, began with a keynote presentation from Stephen Abram, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale), Head in the Clouds: Technology in Libraries.

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JAN 22

22 January 2012 - 22 January 2012

Facebook apps install with a simple click. Amazon uses analytics to give you custom reading recommendations. So why not use some of these same technologies to increase library effectiveness? Join product manager Kathryn Harnish as she describes the OCLC platform and related projects that will enable libraries—and their partners—to customize workflows, enhance user experiences and maximize impact.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Centralize e-resource management with OCLC Webscale services. The new WorldShare License Manager works with the WorldCat knowledge base to consolidate discovery, fulfillment and management of licensed resources. The knowledge base streamlines article/e-book sharing, enables full link resolution in WorldCat Local and integrates with WorldShare Acquisitions to consolidate all parts of e-resource management.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Librarians will share their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services and talk about how to achieve efficiency savings by replacing routine tasks with new integrated and streamlined workflows.

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