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OCLC 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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29 July 2014

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team

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

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

31 July 2014

Reducing redundancy with WorldShare Management Services

In this webinar, you'll learn how WorldShare Management Services can reduce redundancy by making workflows more efficient - creating more time to focus on students and faculty, as well as other important projects in your library.

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

12 August 2014

Managing your E-content life cycle:
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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]

13 August 2014

Making the most of WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

21 August 2014

Simplifying acquisitions:
A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Acquisitions

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Acquisitions, 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]

27 August 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

09 September 2014

Making the most of WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

17 September 2014

Managing your print collection life cycle
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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 multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

23 September 2014

Simplifying circulation and course reserves - A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Circulation

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 libraries 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

05 November 2014

Managing your E-content life cycle:
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

11 November 2014

Simplifying acquisitions:
A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Acquisitions

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Acquisitions, 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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]

04 December 2014

Managing your print collection life cycle
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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 multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

09 December 2014

Simplifying circulation and course reserves - A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Circulation

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 libraries 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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JUN 19

19 June 2014

At this session, Cindy Ellis, Information Technology Specialist, Washington State University Libraries, shared why her library chose CONTENTdm Hosting Services and talked about the migration experience.

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 12

12 June 2014

The custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool delivers all features of Article Exchange in addition to support for larger file sizes and local customization that increases the visibility of library services and reinforces a library’s role in meeting user needs.

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

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MAY 1

01 May 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

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

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APR 18

18 April 2014

The WorldCat Registry API now has an RDF/XML Interface for discovering data about libraries.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

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

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JAN 29

29 January 2014

In this session, Sara Randall, Senior Product Manager, Analytics at OCLC presented updates found in the January 2014 release of OCLC Collection Evaluation.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 21

21 January 2014

At this session, resource sharing staff from OCLC and Atlas Systems provided updates about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 16

16 January 2014

A custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool is now available for use by OCLC Resource Sharing subscribers.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 7

07 January 2014

In this workshop, we explained the principles and implementation of the digital signatures that anchor the OCLC WSKey infrastructure.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Goodreads loves libraries and readers, and wants to make sure its site connects the two in the best ways possible. Goodreads' Patrick Brown spoke at this Fireside Chat with Libraries, hosted by OCLC.

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

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OCT 29

29 October 2013

This one hour workshop included an overview of the functionality and potential use cases, and featured Jeff Carter and Brian Cassidy from the University of New Brunswick. They showed their eResources discovery and eBooks search interfaces, and then took us behind-the-scenes for a code walkthrough.

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

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OCT 23

23 October 2013

During this online demonstration, Ron Gardner, Digital Services Consultant at OCLC, showed how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and make them discoverable on the Web. He also illustrated the benefits of CONTENTdm with 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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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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OCT 9

09 October 2013

At this session, Des Plaines Public Library and the University of Texas San Antonio shared how they engaged their users with the power of their digital collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

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

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SEP 17

17 September 2013

At this session, the presenters discussed how you can go green with your shipping and packaging and also make these processes the most efficient. They also presented best practices from the perspective of a high-volume institution and from a museum library, who both lend internationally. In addition, this webinar covered the greening ILL study and key takeaways from the SHARES survey on high performing lenders.

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

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SEP 5

05 September 2013

During this session, attendees found out more about the service: how it works, what the steps are to implement and how their library would benefit from the hosted solution. We also reviewed the timeline for the subscription model change and discussed what libraries need to do to prepare.

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

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JUL 25

25 July 2013

The new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service is one of the first OCLC services to use a new system for managing user accounts. Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC Services user account for interlibrary loan. This Webinar provided the information you need to create and manage new OCLC Services user accounts required to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

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

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JUN 14

14 June 2013 - 14 June 2013

What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting to know when you have satisfied their request. There has been a large amount of research done on how to reach and engage with patrons in that online environment. Carla Pfahl, Coordinator of AskMN (Minnesota’s statewide virtual reference service), and Merrie Davidson, Social Sciences Librarian and fellow AskMN librarian at the University of St. Thomas, will look at how to conduct a reference interview and what makes an exceptional reference transaction.

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JAN 7

07 January 2013 - 07 January 2013

During the webinar, Ian Fairclough, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University and Cynthia M. Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content, OCLC, speak about the improvements that can be made to WorldCat master records. Included in this presentation for cataloging staff at member libraries, is when and how to make corrections to WorldCat records and how to request that OCLC staff edit a WorldCat record.

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DEC 17

17 December 2012 - 17 December 2012

During the webinar, OCLC staff and members of the Global Council Advisory Group on Incentives engage with librarians at member libraries on the topic of OCLC cataloging credits and incentives, to provide background on the current credits model, share findings and recommendations of the OCLC Global Council Cost Sharing Models Task Force, and gather input and feedback from member libraries.

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NOV 28

28 November 2012 - 28 November 2012

Connexion macros can be very useful for expedited cataloging, both for making repetitive changes to records and for generating first-draft transliterations of non-Latin text. Part two of this session includes discussion about and demonstrations of creating and customizing macros those are somewhat complex and/or deal with non-Latin text, as well as a testimonial about how useful these types of macros have been. Presenters: Joel Hahn, Niles Public Library District, and Erica Chang, University of Hawaii.

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NOV 26

26 November 2012 - 26 November 2012

We’ll provide an overview of OCLC ILLiad and demonstrate how the service can save time and increase efficiency for your interlibrary loan operation.

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NOV 15

15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012

Hear how you can gain visibility for your library, through the OCLC and Goodreads partnership. You'll learn more about Goodreads and how to reach the more than 11 million book-loving members and connect them to your library.

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OCT 10

10 October 2012 - 10 October 2012

EZproxy hosted service is available. Find out more about the service: see how it works from product manager Don Hamparian, learn what the steps are to implement and hear how your library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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SEP 20

20 September 2012

David Whitehair, OCLC provides an overview of the new WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality along with details to get started using the new tool.

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

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AUG 28

28 August 2012 - 28 August 2012

This program provided a review of recent Article Exchange enhancements and tips for effective use of the Article Exchange. It also included a preview of plans for an upcoming pilot of a library-branded version of the site that will extend the visibility of your library’s delivery services to your users.

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JUL 12

12 July 2012 - 12 July 2012

An update from ALA Annual on plans for the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 and an overview of recent and upcoming enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services.

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JUN 20

20 June 2012 - 20 June 2012

QuestionPoint Qwidget is an embeddable chat service included in a subscription to QuestionPoint, OCLC’s reference management service. QuestionPoint provides librarians with tools to interact with users in multiple ways, using both chat and email.

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Join Josh Thomas, OCLC Security Officer, to hear about IPv6, what it means for your library, your institution and your users' access to electronic content. Don Hamparian and Charlotte Sturtz, OCLC Product Management team for EZproxy, answer questions related to EZproxy implementations for IPv6, timing for future releases and discussion.

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MAY 24

24 May 2012 - 24 May 2012

This program features Kurt Munson of Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, who speaks about how to use add-ons for ILLiad and the WorldCat knowledge base to quickly deliver electronic articles to users. He shares his experience with evaluating processes and capitalizing on new tools to improve the efficiency and accuracy of his library's delivery of electronic articles.

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MAY 17

17 May 2012 - 17 May 2012

Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. How do you find your users online? How do they find you? Look at what signs have been effective in letting users know about the service. What works best in both drawing user's attention and getting them to know what the service is about? With our constantly changing technical vocabulary, are you really saying what you want to say?

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MAY 3

03 May 2012 - 03 May 2012

Learn how the University of Hawaii at Manoa is organizing their digital library and increasing its visibility by incorporating the newest features of OCLC's WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway into their workflow. Hear how this free tool can help you increase readership of your digital materials by exposing them through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.

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APR 12

12 April 2012 - 12 April 2012

Learn about authority controlling improvements which will apply to Windows-based Connexion client and Web-based Connexion browser users, and the enhancements - GLIMIR, Classify, RDA workforms and macro changes included in the recent release of Connexion client version 2.40.

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