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Keep up with all the trends and developments with OCLC meetings, events and programs for the global library community.

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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online and in person. Our meetings, events and programs for the global library community are all designed to help you stay current with the trends and developments in the technology and information landscape. Our events calendar contains a master list of our activities worldwide. We also issue announcements and news releases to our members and the media, as well as publish reports, regional newsletters and a member magazine.


Upcoming events

20 November 2014

OCLC Member Forum – Portland, Oregon

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

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

20 November 2014

Managing your licenses and E-resources:
A detailed demonstration in WorldShare License Manager and WorldCat knowledge base

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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