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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online or in person! We offer a variety of events both physical and virtual for different engagement and comfort levels. You can decide what’s best for you based on what you need to know. Use this list to keep informed of upcoming meetings, conferences, events and webinars that OCLC plans to host or attend.

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JAN 8

08 January 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldCat Discovery Services, including how they work with WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how you can provide your end users with single-search access to your library’s full array of resources–electronic, print and digital
  • Learn how your library can gain more visibility on the Web through OCLC's partnerships with leading search engines and popular sites
  • Learn how staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options, including linking to full text through built-in link resolutions and an A to Z list, linking to your OPAC and requesting items via consortial borrowing systems or interlibrary loan
  • Hear how simple these OCLC services are to configure and maintain, and how they build on OCLC services your library already may use.

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JAN 30

30 January 2015 - 03 February 2015

Meet with your OCLC cooperative colleagues at the OCLC booth. Attend our various conference events and presentations.

  • Location: Chicago , Illinois

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FEB 10

10 February 2015

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

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FEB 12

12 February 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 18

18 February 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • Get a first-hand look at how your library can save time in your acquisitions workflows
  • See how all physical and electronic acquisitions functions are available from one Web-based interface, eliminating the need to go back and forth between multiple systems
  • Learn how you can access WorldCat, knowledge base and vendor data easily, as well as leverage the shared work of libraries and share vendor information.

    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 24

24 February 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the two key features of electronic resource management: (1) knowledge about licenses that govern their purchase and use, and (2) knowledge base and linking technology that connect users to needed content in a single place.

License Manager: You will see how to reduce the complexity of managing all of your licenses and how you can eliminate the need to synchronize data across multiple interfaces to manage license agreements, rights, access and resolution to full text.

WorldCat knowledge base: You will see how the knowledge base provides comprehensive data about the e-resources of member libraries, automatically updating records in WorldCat, thus giving instant access to licensed resources for users. Also, you will see there is no additional necessary uploading or synchronization of licensed resources with local catalogs.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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MAR 5

05 March 2015

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

  • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
  • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multivolume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free your library from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and your community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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MAR 18

18 March 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how you can streamline all of your circulation tasks through a single, Web-based interface. You’ll also learn how your library operations can be performed on any tablet, laptop, smartphone or device with a Web browser. The portability of these devices means you can more easily complete tasks, such as inventory, because you carry out the tasks in your library’s stacks.

Circulation: You will see how to easily use the account management functions, including check-in, check-out and renewals, as well as integrated hold and fine management. We will demonstrate how the services track availability and holds in real time, enabling you to generate a pull list on demand.

Course Reserves: You will see how easy it is for anyone, including student workers, to create and duplicate a list, and store everything electronically.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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This list includes all OCLC Research events that are open to the public. An all-inclusive list of OCLC Research events, including events exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, as well as recent events and outputs, is available on the OCLC Research events page.

 

WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection can participate, listening to the audio broadcast through speakers or headset, or via phone. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.

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JAN 15

15 January 2015

A webinar exploring change, our response to change, and ways to get beyond just surviving change, to learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.

  • Venue: Webinar
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]