News & Events
07 January 2014
Web Service Keys, commonly referred to as WSKeys, are the primary method used for authenticating and authorizing interactions with web services available on the OCLC WorldShare Platform. WSKeys authenticate clients sending requests to web services, in effect, creating a "secure pipe" between a remote client and the data and functionality available through web services on the WorldShare Platform.
- Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
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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.
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.
13 December 2011 - 13 December 2011
Looking for ways to better manage your interlibrary loan partnerships, analyze your resource sharing workflow, or share meaningful data with your collection development staff or funding bodies? Join OCLC and guest speaker Lynn Bierma, Illinois State Library and learn how to get the most from WorldCat Resource Sharing Assessment Tools, including:
- ILL Reciprocity Report - evaluate your reciprocal relationships
- Lender String Report - identify your best lenders
- eSerials Requests by Journal Title - track most-often-requested journals
- Global Information System (GIS) report - manage your ILL operations
25 August 2011 - 25 August 2011
This webinar provides an overview of the following August 2011 enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services:
- New Lender String report.
- Custom Holdings symbol searcher.
- New ILL work form fields to support article sharing.
- Email from anywhere.
- Improvements to Not Received feature.
The webinar also includes an update on short-term access to MyiLibrary e-books through WorldCat Resource Sharing, due for release in September 2011.
13 July 2011 - 13 July 2011
This Virtual Resource Sharing User Group meeting was a repeat of the in-person user group meeting at the ALA Annual conference. It included overviews of recent and upcoming enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services. The session also provided a status report on our progress with the future delivery service planned for release in 2012.
16 May 2011 - 16 May 2011
This webinar about use of Direct Request in ILLiad and WorldCat Resource Sharing features Jennifer Kuehn, Head of Interlibrary Services at the Ohio State University Libraries. Jennifer speaks about how use of Direct Request for loans has benefited her library and its users and shares tips for successful use of the feature.
03 May 2011 - 03 May 2011
This presentation provides an overview of OCLC's plans for a future service that will give WorldCat Resource Sharing users a new interface that simplifies library and end-user requesting workflows through time-saving resource sharing tools.
19 April 2011 - 19 April 2011
During the past year, members of the resource sharing community have shared tips and tricks on a number of topics in a series of webinars. On April 19, all previous presenters participated in a resource sharing "town hall" meeting to continue the conversations.
The panel of resource sharing experts who responded to questions from the community included:
- Jennifer Block, Princeton University;
- Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame;
- Mary Radnor, Florida International University;
- Merle J. Slyhoff, University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library;
- Tony Melvyn, OCLC.
26 January 2011 - 26 January 2011