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Recent Web sessions and recorded presentations

Topic and brief description Date recorded
Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference

Daphne Kouretas, OCLC Member Services Consultant, and Bruce Crocco, Vice President, Library Services for the Americas, OCLC, welcomed more than 70 participants to OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, OH, for Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference on October 21, 2011. The event featured Ted Fons, Director, WorldCat Global Metadata Network, OCLC, who presented, “Our WorldCat: Working Harder, Working Better.” He was followed by David Whitehair, Senior Product Manager, OCLC, who discussed, “Tech Services Workflows: Trends and Good Practices.” This event also featured speakers from our member community, including Susan Banoun, Head, Electronic Resources Department, University of Cincinnati, Morag Boyd, Head of Special Collections Cataloging, The Ohio State University Libraries, and Pam Matthews, Acquisitions Manager, Cuyahoga County Public Library. Beverly Cain, Agency Director and State Librarian at the State Library of Ohio also provided an insightful presentation on current trends and the future direction of libraries to close this event.

October 21, 2011
Update on Controlling Headings in WorldCat and Connexion Changes

Becky Dean, OCLC discusses changes to controlling functionality in WorldCat along with changes to Connexion that apply to users of both the Web-based Connexion browser interface and the Windows-based Connexion client interface. The changes covered include those that support automatic date expansion for personal names, reduce unexpected automatic subfield flips, and resolve known problems in controlling. Information about Connexion changes related to the OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority and Holdings Formats Update 2011 and upcoming controlling efforts in WorldCat, is also provided. [WebEx recording, 45 minutes]
August 18, 2011
Genre/Form Headings webinar

Linda Gabel, OCLC, discusses changes to the way the Library of Congress genre terms are tagged in MARC records. The discussion also includes usage of other genre/form vocabularies in MARC records.
May 12, 2011
Connexion Enhancements

Learn about authority control improvements that will apply to Windows-based Connexion client and Web-based Connexion browser users. The enhancements to Connexion client version 2.30 are also discussed. [49 minutes]
April 20, 2011
Creating Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference    [2 streaming video segments, 55 minutes]

Catriona Cannon of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, talks about evolving cataloging and collection management workflows to boost efficiency. A question and answer session follows the presentation.
January 10, 2011
Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference

Karen Calhoun, Vice President, Metadata Services, OCLC, shared the latest perspectives on metadata and cataloging trends. Mary Alice Robinson, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC, provided the latest tips and tricks for cataloging efficiencies. We also featured the following speakers from our member community, who highlighted efficiencies and discussed challenges at their libraries during the panel discussion portion of the program:
October 01, 2010
Redesigning Technical Services Workflows

Recorded at the ALA Annual 2010 conference.  Panelists discuss the discoverability, synchronization and syndication of library data and new ways of updating library holdings information.

Speakers include Janet Fransen, University of Minnesota, Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic, The University of Auckland Library, and Ted Fons, OCLC.

June 26, 2010
Redesigning Technical Services Workflows

Leaders in the global technical services community share their perspectives on the theme, "Dollars and sense: paying for the collaborative national bibliographic framework." Karen Calhoun, Vice President, WorldCat and Metadata Services, Alasdair Ball, Head of Collection Acquisition and Description, British Library, Ruth Fischer, R2 Consulting LLC, and Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego, presented.
January 16, 2010
Keep the Focus on Your Users with OCLC Contract Cataloging

Leping He (Arizona State University) and Wayne Shoaf (University of Southern California) discuss how OCLC Contract Cataloging helped their libraries meet their strategic goals. Learn how OCLC Contract Cataloging can help your library improve efficiency and meet user's needs.
September 29, 2009
Redesigning Technical Services Workflows    [Streaming video, 1:54:15]

Presentations include "Streamlining Book Metadata Workflow ":  A Report from NISO and OCLC presented by Todd Carpenter, NISO, and Renee Register, OCLC; The Only Constant is Change presented by Arlene Klair, University of Maryland Libraries; and Technical Services for a Radically New Reality presented by Rick Anderson, University of Utah.
July 11, 2009
Redefining Technical Services Workflows with OCLC

OCLC is helping libraries reenvision the technical services workflow in order to eliminate redundancy, improve efficiency and enhance access to library materials. A panel, consisting of four leaders in the library community, shares their approaches to improving their technical services workflows and user experiences.

January 24, 2009

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