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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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OCT 6

06 October 2016

Learn from Bob Holzmann, Systems & Digital Technology Librarian, how staff at the Tulsa Community College Library have simplified or eliminated daily back-office activities, improved student and faculty interactions and have more time for library enhancement projects and collaboration while holding down costs.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 11

11 October 2016

Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

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

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OCT 25

25 October 2016

Join Katie Birch, Executive Director, Resource Sharing at OCLC, and her team for an update on a new ILL product. In this session, she will review advisory group activities and output to date, provide updates on the progress of user research and usability testing, and review key items from the WorldShare Management Services Global User Group Meeting in September.

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

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OCT 25

25 October 2016

Learn from Barbara Doll, Head of Technical Services, how staff at the Saint Francis University Library, a four-year, coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Pennsylvania, have improved how they manage the metadata for their library’s e-resources (or e-books, e-journals or e-videos) since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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NOV 8

08 November 2016

Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

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

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DEC 13

13 December 2016

Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

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

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SEP 29

29 September 2016

Learn from Leecy Barnett, Reference and Instructional Librarian, how staff at Lynn University in Florida, have enriched their users’ experiences since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 29

29 August 2016

Participants heard an update from Katie Birch, Executive Director, Resource Sharing at OCLC, and her team about a new ILL product. Katie outlined the project phases, discussed the Phase 1 early adopter program, and reviewed the strategy for user research and usability testing.

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

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AUG 11

11 August 2016

A panel of experts from OCLC and the WorldCat Discovery community shared tips for managing WorldCat Discovery access to all authorized users regardless of their locations. OCLC implementation managers spoke about WorldCat Discovery and EZproxy configuration. Members Eleta Grimbeek (Sabinet) and Michael Davidson (Plymouth State University) shared practical advice based on their experiences.

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

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JUL 19

19 July 2016

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians.

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

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JUN 23

23 June 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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JUN 9

09 June 2016

On June 9th, OCLC hosted our first “Ask the Experts” panel discussion featuring examples of notable WorldCat Discovery search box Implementations. Participants joined OCLC and a panel of experts from the WorldCat Discovery User Community as we took a tour of library sites to see exactly what a bit of ingenuity could accomplish! The stars of this session were library peers who guided us on a tour of their technical handiwork and offered lessons learned for their successful search box implementation.

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

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JUN 8

08 June 2016

OCLC plans to develop a new version of FirstSearch with the full-featured searching of WorldCat required by many researchers and library staff.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 26

26 May 2016

Participants who attended this webinar learned how to recognize different linked data serializations, produce a basic graph using the Turtle serialization, add linked data to existing webpages and retrofit an existing JSON-LD API with linked data.

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

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MAY 19

19 May 2016

Participants joined colleagues in the QuestionPoint community for a lively conversation about the pros and cons of sharing database access credentials among librarians who participate in cooperative virtual reference.

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

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MAY 16

16 May 2016

In this session, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager at OCLC, discussed how libraries benefit from the EZproxy hosted solution, showed how it works, and reviewed the steps to implement.

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

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MAY 12

12 May 2016

John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, reviewed recent hosting improvements, upgrade procedures, patron authentication options, technical contacts and support procedures.

  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 11

11 May 2016

Learn from Mary Maroney, Director of Library Services, and Patricia Lombardi, Head of Collection Management and Digital Services, how staff at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University are saving time and streamlining tasks with the help of their complete, cloud-based library management system.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 27

27 April 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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APR 19

19 April 2016

Learn from Nerissa Lindsey, Catalog Librarian, how staff at the Killam Library at Texas A&M International University saved time with new workflow efficiencies and improved students’ access to electronic resources since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 23

23 March 2016

Learn from Catherine Boswell, Coordinator of University Library Systems, how Antioch University Libraries are saving time with centralized cataloging and improving services for their students after moving five campus libraries, originally on different library systems, to one cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 22

22 March 2016

As a follow-up to our announcement in December, 2015, OCLC support for WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP) will be discontinued on 1 May 2016, requiring all subscribers to transition to WorldShare Collection Manager.

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

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FEB 4

04 February 2016

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians.

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

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JAN 27

27 January 2016

In this webinar, participants learned how OCLC is helping streamline cataloging workflows by integrating functionality from a number of different cataloging services into WorldShare Collection Manager.

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

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JAN 25

25 January 2016

Registrants joined their QuestionPoint colleagues at a virtual meeting of the QuestionPoint user community.

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

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JAN 21

21 January 2016

Registrants heard from colleagues about how they engage users, promote digital collections and extend the reach of their libraries with CONTENTdm. They also learned about the new Community Center and how to leverage the tools in this resource to connect with colleagues and make the most of CONTENTdm.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 20

20 January 2016

The meeting included updates on recent and planned enhancements to WorldCat Discovery and the OCLC Community Center.

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

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JAN 19

19 January 2016

Resource sharing colleagues shared updates on WorldShare ILL and ILLiad and discussed timely ILL topics.

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

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NOV 17

17 November 2015

Participants learned from a private, 4-year academic library who is live on WorldCat Discovery.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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OCT 6

06 October 2015

During this webinar, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, walked through the changes made in the EZproxy 6.1 release and provided details about enhancements planned for the next release.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 24

24 September 2015

This session helped users find resources from their 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 1.9 billion items in WorldCat and a central index of more than 2,200 e-resource collections plus mobile views, web visibility and much more. Users were able to see what WorldCat Discovery Services are, how they work and how they can begin their library’s transition to WorldCat Discovery.

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

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SEP 23

23 September 2015

This program provided information from two health sciences libraries about how they implemented WorldCat Discovery as a part of their institutions’ support for predominantly electronic collections and adoption of OCLC’s WorldShare Management System.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 20

20 August 2015

Watch this 30-minute webinar with a guest presenter from the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at UCSF Medical Center, Mount Zion in California. Laura Olson, Web Librarian, will share her library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session, you will:

  • Hear why the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library chose to implement WMS
  • Learn the ways WMS is creating efficiencies for staff, faculty, students and patients
  • Explore how WMS has enabled staff to spend less time managing systems so they can focus on other priorities.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 11

11 August 2015

During this one-hour demonstration, you will:

  • Hear how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and makes 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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JUL 29

29 July 2015

During this one-hour demonstration, you will:

  • Hear how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and makes 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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JUL 22

22 July 2015

Join us for an online panel discussion with three librarians who are currently using CONTENTdm®. They will share how they use CONTENTdm to manage and provide online access to their library’s unique digital collections as well as how they engage their users and promote their collections.

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

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JUL 16

16 July 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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