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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 28

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

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APR 28

28 April 2016

Help your users find resources from your library and libraries worldwide. This program explains what WorldCat Discovery Services are, how they work and how you can begin your library's transition to WorldCat Discovery.

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

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MAY 10

10 May 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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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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MAY 12

12 May 2016

Join us for two webinar sessions where John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, will review recent hosting improvements, upgrade procedures, patron authentication options, technical contacts and support procedures. There will also be time for Q&A

  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 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, will discuss how libraries benefit from the EZproxy hosted solution, show how it works, and review the steps to implement.

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

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MAY 19

19 May 2016

This webinar will teach library staff how to assist patrons with genealogical questions, using FamilySearch.org, a leading genealogy resource.

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

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MAY 26

26 May 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 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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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 14

14 April 2016

Participants heard John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, review 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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MAR 30

30 March 2016

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

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 23

23 March 2016

OCLC announced 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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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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MAR 17

17 March 2016

OCLC announced 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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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 26

26 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: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 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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JUL 15

15 July 2015

Watch this 30-minute webinar with guest presenter Theresa Embrey, Chief Librarian at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Theresa will share her library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session, you will:

  • Hear why the Pritzker Military Museum & Library chose to implement WMS
  • Learn the ways WMS is streamlining work to save staff time
  • Explore how WMS has enabled this library to spend less time on routine cataloging tasks so staff can focus on other priorities.

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

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JUL 14

14 July 2015

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians. Hear how OCLC’s cloud-based strategy will allow you to:

  • Reform workflows by utilizing cooperatively shared data, built and maintained by librarians
  • Manage electronic and print collections through a single, Web-based interface
  • Make discovery, access and delivery more convenient for your users.

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

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JUN 18

18 June 2015

This session provided attendees with the first opportunity to meet QuestionPoint’s new Product Manager, Tom Haney.

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

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JUN 9

09 June 2015

This program included an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

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

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JUN 4

04 June 2015

At this session, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager at OCLC, walked through the changes made in the EZproxy V6.0.8 release and gave 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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MAY 28

28 May 2015

Join the next event in the Transformative Leaders webinar series for current and future library leaders. This webinar will examine the internal and external customers of today’s library and provide library leaders with tools and tips to uncover and address these needs.

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

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MAY 19

19 May 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 14

14 May 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 13

13 May 2015

We hosted this webinar to answer questions and provide guidance to those who elect to migrate their Institution Records to Local Bibliographic Data.

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

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