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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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OCT 14

14 October 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
  • Understand 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.

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

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OCT 23

23 October 2015

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: Los Angeles , California
  • Venue: Palos Verdes Library District, Malaga Cove Branch
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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OCT 29

29 October 2015

Help your users find resources from your library and libraries worldwide. A current FirstSearch subscription now supports searching WorldCat and other databases on the new WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat Discovery goes beyond FirstSearch to provide access to 1.8 billion items in WorldCat and a central index of more than 2,100 e-resource collections plus mobile views, web visibility and much more. Come see what WorldCat Discovery Services are, how they work and how you can begin your library’s transition to WorldCat Discovery.

  • 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.

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OCT 21

21 October 2015 - 22 October 2015

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this meeting will present information about how ethnography and design thinking can help to bring insights into the life of the user, outside the library that can help us to think about providing more meaningful support based on what students and others really do, the importance and significance of convenience and satisficing, and the importance of understanding real and not imagined workflows. #orlp


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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OCT 29

29 October 2015

This webinar will cover the basics of the E-rate program and include orientation to the new E-Rate Productivity Center and the application process.

  • Venue: Webinar
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]