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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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APR 23

23 April 2014

During this session, you will learn why:
- Choosing the right path for your library now is important for your library's future
- Changing to WorldShare Management Services was the right choice for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Practical tips can help you champion change at your library.

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

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MAY 1

01 May 2014

This session will show you how a centralized approach to the tools you need for your staff, your users and your budget can lay the groundwork for your library’s sustainable success. You’ll see how OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) can help your library eliminate many IT support issues and costs, simplify and expedite cataloging, and reduce training time and costs.

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

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MAY 6

06 May 2014

During this session, you will learn how OCLC partnerships with over 300 organizations:
- Provide value back to OCLC members through exchange of data, connecting workflows and sharing applications
- Make it easier to find content you and your patrons need and save your library time and money in cataloging, collection management, acquisitions and other areas
- Allow your collections to be syndicated across the Web for broad exposure, bringing searchers back your library.

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

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MAY 15

15 May 2014

During this session, you will learn about:
- Research that indentifies the shifting changes in users' engagement with the informantion environment
- How research can help to develop better ways to attract and sustain new groups of lifelong learners
- Strategies to position the role of the library within the workflows of students and faculty.

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

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MAY 20

20 May 2014

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections, including databases, e-books, e-journal packages and open access collections.

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

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MAY 22

22 May 2014

Join us to see a live demonstration of the new OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. You'll learn how you can tailor this discovery solution to meet your institution's goals and your user's needs. We'll show you the options available and how they can help your library:

· Show users what's available in your library with real-time availability
· Provide access to all your subscriptions in a single-search with remote database searching and
  our central index
· Control costs by leveraging your library's group affiliations with a group or consortium view of
  available resources
· Build temporary collections of resources using course reserves/reading lists

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

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JUN 11

11 June 2014

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print materials, journals and serials.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 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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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Goodreads loves libraries and readers, and wants to make sure its site connects the two in the best ways possible. Goodreads' Patrick Brown spoke at this Fireside Chat with Libraries, hosted by OCLC.

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

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OCT 29

29 October 2013

This one hour workshop included an overview of the functionality and potential use cases, and featured Jeff Carter and Brian Cassidy from the University of New Brunswick. They showed their eResources discovery and eBooks search interfaces, and then took us behind-the-scenes for a code walkthrough.

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

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OCT 23

23 October 2013

During this online demonstration, Ron Gardner, Digital Services Consultant at OCLC, showed how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and make them discoverable on the Web. He also illustrated the benefits of CONTENTdm with 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 16

16 October 2013

During the session, Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Services at Mount Holyoke College and Margaret Maurer, Head, Metadata and Cataloging at Kent State University talked about their experiences with implementing RDA.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 9

09 October 2013

At this session, Des Plaines Public Library and the University of Texas San Antonio shared how they engaged their users with the power of their digital collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

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

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SEP 17

17 September 2013

At this session, the presenters discussed how you can go green with your shipping and packaging and also make these processes the most efficient. They also presented best practices from the perspective of a high-volume institution and from a museum library, who both lend internationally. In addition, this webinar covered the greening ILL study and key takeaways from the SHARES survey on high performing lenders.

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

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SEP 5

05 September 2013

During this session, attendees found out more about the service: how it works, what the steps are to implement and how their library would benefit from the hosted solution. We also reviewed the timeline for the subscription model change and discussed what libraries need to do to prepare.

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

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AUG 28

28 August 2013

The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. This API provides you with the tools to create applications to add new, and enrich existing, WorldCat bibliographic records, and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data.

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

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JUL 25

25 July 2013

The new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service is one of the first OCLC services to use a new system for managing user accounts. Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC Services user account for interlibrary loan. This Webinar provided the information you need to create and manage new OCLC Services user accounts required to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 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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JUN 14

14 June 2013 - 14 June 2013

What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting to know when you have satisfied their request. There has been a large amount of research done on how to reach and engage with patrons in that online environment. Carla Pfahl, Coordinator of AskMN (Minnesota’s statewide virtual reference service), and Merrie Davidson, Social Sciences Librarian and fellow AskMN librarian at the University of St. Thomas, will look at how to conduct a reference interview and what makes an exceptional reference transaction.

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JUN 6

06 June 2013

ILLiad software version 8.4 is now available. At this time, a WSKey is not required for ILLiad 8.4 users. However, you will need a WSKey, if you would like to use the Article Exchange enhancement (highly recommended). Later in November, a WSkey will also be needed for the Policies Directory service.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 4

04 June 2013

In this program, Melissa Jackson, ILL Librarian at Armstrong Atlantic State University and Tony Melvyn, OCLC, introduced a “Top 10” list of ILL pet peeves and moderated a discussion from the community about best practices for dealing with them.

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

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MAY 23

23 May 2013

In this program, some early users of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan talked about how they use the new service in their libraries.

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

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MAY 16

16 May 2013

How can we support our students through the transition? What don't they know about college level research? We're all aware of the challenge. High School students often "get by" using search engines to do their research. When they get to college, many of them are overwhelmed by the prospect of using library resources, electronic resources, and structuring their papers.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 1

01 May 2013

During this session, attendees found out more about the service: how it works, what the steps are to implement and how their library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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APR 25

25 April 2013

In this session, participants were given an opportunity to chat with members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team about effective ways to use the new service, best practices they have observed from early users – and any other topics of interest.

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

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APR 17

17 April 2013

OCLC’s WorldCat Quality Management staff gave an in-depth look at OCLC’s RDA Policy Statement that became effective on March 31, 2013. This webinar also provided additional information about what bibliographic records can be upgraded and what kinds of changes can be made.

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

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APR 4

04 April 2013

This program provided an update on functionality in the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service that can help you simplify delivery workflows to save staff time and increase user satisfaction. It also included a refresher on how to set up new user accounts that replace 9-digit authorizations and passwords and an overview of additional features coming to the service in the coming months.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2013

On April 2, Joanne McIntyre, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will join OCLC’s Tony Melvyn and Genie Powell of Atlas Systems in a webinar about the benefits of using Article Exchange for document delivery. Joanne will share information about her use of Article Exchange and her users’ response to retrieving documents from the site. Tony will share tips about effective use of Article Exchange and will provide a glimpse into plans for future enhancements. Genie will review the effective use of Article Exchange with the ILLiad interlibrary loan service.

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

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FEB 22

22 February 2013 - 22 February 2013

The University of Leicester has built up an impressive range of online collections, digitizing local artefacts dating from the 19th century onwards, in collaboration with community organizations. The collections combine industrial with popular history, so factory floor plans and handbooks sit alongside materials such as oral history recordings, maps, photographs, and even political memorabilia. The objective, to show the changes in and around a typical British industrial city, transcends the merely local.

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FEB 12

12 February 2013

Find out what you need to know about the new OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing and is scheduled for release March 2013. WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan is one of the first services to use a new system for managing user accounts for OCLC services. Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC Services user account for interlibrary loan.

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

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