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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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DEC 2

02 December 2014

Join the WorldShare Management Services (WMS) product team and librarians using WMS in this online chat. Get answers to your questions and talk about your current workflows and the challenges they create for your library staff and library users.

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

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DEC 4

04 December 2014

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 multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 9

09 December 2014

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 libraries 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 10

10 December 2014

Join Susan Musser, EZproxy information developer, and Don Hamparian, senior product manager, for a preview of changes coming to the EZproxy support site.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 11

11 December 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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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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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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JUN 10

10 June 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 18

18 June 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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NOV 20

20 November 2014

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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NOV 13

13 November 2014

Join this webinar to learn how WorldShare Management Services (WMS) have enabled libraries to free up resources so they can focus on the higher priority projects and programs that make their institutions unique and enable them to serve their users better.

Vanessa Garofalo, Technical Services Librarian at Southeastern University, will share how WMS enabled her to review and streamline library workflows to improve staff efficiency. Vanessa will also discuss how she managed the implementation of WMS at Clearwater Christian College, where she was the library director through June 2014.

Daphne Kouretas, Senior Implementation and Effective Use Manager at OCLC, will share examples of return-on-investment from libraries that have implemented WMS as well as tips for evaluating workflows to improve efficiency.

During this session you’ll learn how:

  • Your library can save staff time and money by improving efficiency
  • Your users can benefit from enhanced discovery and staff efficiencies
  • WMS is different from traditional library management systems.

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

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NOV 11

11 November 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Acquisitions, 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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NOV 6

06 November 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- The WorldShare Management Services community continues to streamline workflows and collaborate to make improvements to the services
- Being part of a cooperative is beneficial to your library
- Your contributions can enhance the services.

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

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NOV 5

05 November 2014

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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OCT 28

28 October 2014

In this webinar created just for publishers, hear about updates to WorldCat Discovery including the new Discovery API.

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

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OCT 15

15 October 2014

During this one-hour demonstration, you will:
• Hear how CONTENTdm can make it easier to manage your digital collections and can make them discoverable on the Web
• Learn the benefits of CONTENTdm and see examples of how current libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions are using the service.

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

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OCT 9

09 October 2014

During this session, you will learn why:
- Collaborative training and implementation is important for libraries
- Users of the same former ILS have improved their workflows collectively
- Libraries are seeing a great results with their investment in WorldShare Management Services.

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

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OCT 9

09 October 2014

At this session, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager at OCLC, presented information about the EZproxy hosted service

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

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OCT 8

08 October 2014

At this session, Tony Melvyn, Product Manager for OCLC Delivery services, presented new ways to use OCLC ILL statistics and assessment tools. He discussed how to use the power of data to understand and improve your ILL service.

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

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OCT 7

07 October 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.6 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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OCT 7

07 October 2014

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.

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

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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 23

23 September 2014

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 libraries 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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SEP 17

17 September 2014

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 multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 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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SEP 9

09 September 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digitaland physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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AUG 13

13 August 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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JUL 31

31 July 2014

In this webinar, you'll learn how WorldShare Management Services can reduce redundancy by making workflows more efficient - creating more time to focus on students and faculty, as well as important projects in your library.

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

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JUL 17

17 July 2014

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) API allows searching for authority data by keyword, local name, preferred name form, title, source, or control number of source records and retrieves authority records and relationships between authority records from different, international sources.

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

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JUL 15

15 July 2014

Attendees at this session heard updates from OCLC and Atlas Systems staff about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

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

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JUL 9

09 July 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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JUN 19

19 June 2014

At this session, Cindy Ellis, Information Technology Specialist, Washington State University Libraries, shared why her library chose CONTENTdm Hosting Services and talked about the migration experience.

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 12

12 June 2014

The custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool delivers all features of Article Exchange in addition to support for larger file sizes and local customization that increases the visibility of library services and reinforces a library’s role in meeting user needs.

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

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JUN 2

02 June 2014

Join OCLC’s Ted Fons, Corey Harper of New York University, and Phil Schreur of Stanford University as they trace the evolution of linked data technology over the years, and demonstrate practical applications of the latest linked data technologies being utilized in libraries today.

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

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MAY 1

01 May 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 18

18 April 2014

The WorldCat Registry API now has an RDF/XML Interface for discovering data about libraries.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

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

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JAN 29

29 January 2014

In this session, Sara Randall, Senior Product Manager, Analytics at OCLC presented updates found in the January 2014 release of OCLC Collection Evaluation.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 21

21 January 2014

At this session, resource sharing staff from OCLC and Atlas Systems provided updates about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 16

16 January 2014

A custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool is now available for use by OCLC Resource Sharing subscribers.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 7

07 January 2014

In this workshop, we explained the principles and implementation of the digital signatures that anchor the OCLC WSKey infrastructure.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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