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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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SEP 13

13 September 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 outline the project phases, discuss the Phase 1 early adopter program, and detail the community engagement strategy for user research and usability testing.

  • 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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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

Participants who attended this webinar heard about the newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and how it establishes principles that govern the exchange of material between libraries.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 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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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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OCT 27

27 October 2015

In this webinar, participants learned how the QuestionPoint reference management service can give librarians tools to manage all aspects of reference service, including chat, email and in-person interactions. This session also provided an introduction to statistical reporting tools in QuestionPoint and the service can be used to reach users on the websites they use most.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 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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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 6

06 May 2015

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

  • Help your library simplify your electronic resources management workflows
  • Improve discovery and access of your library’s e-resources, including e-books, e-journal packages, databases and open access collections
  • Free you from the restrictions of local hardware and software, and provide more time to focus on serving your users and community.

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

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MAR 10

10 March 2015

Join this first event in the Transformative Leaders webinar series for current and future library leaders. This webinar will explore the changing landscape of libraries and the role of leadership in managing effective change.

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

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FEB 10

10 February 2015

"Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts" was a Collective Insight event that took place at San Francisco Public Library on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The event was hosted by San Francisco Public Library, the Northern California Technical Processes Group and OCLC.

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JAN 30

30 January 2015

This event will open with an update on recent Americas Regional Council and Global Council activities. The OCLC Symposium, "Research in Context," will follow immediately. Refreshments will be served after the Symposium.

  • Location: Chicago, IL; Online
  • Venue: McCormick Place West, Room W-196a
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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NOV 13

13 November 2014

Join this webinar to learn how WorldShare Management Services (WMS) have enabled libraries to free up resources so they can focus on the higher priority projects and programs that make their institutions unique and enable them to serve their users better.

Vanessa Garofalo, Technical Services Librarian at Southeastern University, will share how WMS enabled her to review and streamline library workflows to improve staff efficiency. Vanessa will also discuss how she managed the implementation of WMS at Clearwater Christian College, where she was the library director through June 2014.

Daphne Kouretas, Senior Implementation and Effective Use Manager at OCLC, will share examples of return-on-investment from libraries that have implemented WMS as well as tips for evaluating workflows to improve efficiency.

During this session you’ll learn how:

  • Your library can save staff time and money by improving efficiency
  • Your users can benefit from enhanced discovery and staff efficiencies
  • WMS is different from traditional library management systems.

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

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NOV 6

06 November 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- The WorldShare Management Services community continues to streamline workflows and collaborate to make improvements to the services
- Being part of a cooperative is beneficial to your library
- Your contributions can enhance the services.

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

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OCT 9

09 October 2014

During this session, you will learn why:
- Collaborative training and implementation is important for libraries
- Users of the same former ILS have improved their workflows collectively
- Libraries are seeing a great results with their investment in WorldShare Management Services.

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

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