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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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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 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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JUL 1

01 July 2013 - 01 July 2013

OCLC WorldShare Metadata is now available to OCLC cataloging subscribers. Hear from Anne C. Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, and David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, about Collection Manager, which automatically updates e-resource collection metadata, keeping URLs current in your discovery interface. Coming soon: efficient tools to describe items uniquely held by your library, and Web services to add and enrich WorldCat records and maintain WorldCat holdings.

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JUN 29

29 June 2013

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it's not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N135
  • Time: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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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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