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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online or in person! We offer a variety of events both physical and virtual for different engagement and comfort levels. You can decide what’s best for you based on what you need to know. Use this list to keep informed of upcoming meetings, conferences, events and webinars that OCLC plans to host or attend.

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NOV 19

19 November 2015

Join this 30-minute webinar with guest presenters from the Harry A. Sprague Library at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Mary Mallery, Associate Dean of Technical Services, and Denise O’Shea, Head of Access Services & Systems, will share their library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session you will:

  • Learn how the Sprague Library is saving time and money by leveraging the benefits of a cloud-based, library system, such as not having to update desktop clients
  • Hear how streamlined acquisitions, cataloging and e-resources workflows have enabled the library staff to focus on new priorities, such as an institutional repository
  • Find out how simplified discovery has increased patron holds and overall collection usage.

There will be plenty of time to answer audience questions. Register to join the live event and bring your questions for Mary and Denise.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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03 December 2015

During this one-hour overview demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
  • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multivolume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free your library from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and your community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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09 December 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how you can streamline all of your circulation tasks through a single, Web-based interface. You’ll also learn how your library operations can be performed on any tablet, laptop, smartphone or device with a Web browser. The portability of these devices means you can more easily complete tasks, such as inventory, because you carry out the tasks in your library’s stacks.

Circulation: You will see how to easily use the account management functions, including check-in, check-out and renewals, as well as integrated hold and fine management. We will demonstrate how the services track availability and holds in real time, enabling you to generate a pull list on demand.

Course Reserves: You will see how easy it is for anyone, including student workers, to create and duplicate a list, and store everything electronically.

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

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DEC 15

15 December 2015

During this 45-minute detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services (WMS), you will learn how WMS offers cooperative workflows through a Web-based interface and how it can simplify your print serials management. Join this webinar to:

  • Learn how your library can save staff time by utilizing cooperatively managed publication patterns
  • See how your library can discover missing items by knowing when other libraries have received an issue that your library has not
  • Learn how to simplify the renewal process for your print serial subscriptions
  • Discover how the services simplify the task of including physical serials in your library’s A-Z list
  • Explore the value of having all your library’s holdings in  MARC 21 Format for Holding Data (MFHD).

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