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JUL 17

17 July 2014

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) API allows searching for authority data by keyword, local name, preferred name form, title, source, or control number of source records and retrieves authority records and relationships between authority records from different, international sources. Join us at this online workshop to learn more about how you can put the VIAF API to work at your library.

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

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JUL 15

15 July 2014

Join your resource sharing colleagues to hear updates on recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad, and engage in conversation with colleagues in the ILL community.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 9

09 July 2014

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]

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APR 23

23 April 2014

During this session, you will learn why:
- Choosing the right path for your library now is important for your library's future
- Changing to WorldShare Management Services was the right choice for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Practical tips can help you champion change at your library.

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

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MAR 20

20 March 2014

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections, including databases, e-books, e-journal packages and open access collections.

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

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MAR 19

19 March 2014

In this session, guest speakers from Bay Path College will discuss what led them to WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and the rewards they've experienced from moving to the cooperative cloud. They'll also share how the services have changed the way they manage their libraries with redesigned workflows and refocused priorities.

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

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MAR 12

12 March 2014

In this session, guest speakers from the National Academies Research Center will discuss what led them to WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and the rewards they've experienced from moving to the cooperative cloud. They'll also share how the services have changed the way they manage their libraries with redesigned workflows and refocused priorities.

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

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MAR 5

05 March 2014

In this session, guest speakers from South Plains College will discuss what led them to WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and the rewards they've experienced from moving to the cooperative cloud. They'll also share how the services have changed the way they manage their libraries with redesigned workflows and refocused priorities.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 14

14 January 2014

In 2013, the OCLC community explored the concept of shared data and the implications on library success during the Collective Insight series. We discussed topics such as “linked data,” “big data” and “data visualization.” Now, we would like you to join the discussion and share ideas on how you can leverage shared data and strengthen the services you provide.

Attend this virtual networking event to discuss with fellow librarians the impact of shared data on our libraries.

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

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JAN 7

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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DEC 10

10 December 2013

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

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 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 3

03 October 2013

Join Mike Teets and Matt Goldner, authors of "Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data," to learn about OCLC's WorldCat database and how it is working to become a relevant and useful source in the Web of big data and cloud computing. Hear how OCLC has begun work on the knowledge graph for this data and OCLC's active involvement with Schema.org in working to make this data useful throughout the Web. Tweet #InsightSeries #OCLC.

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

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SEP 25

25 September 2013

Join us for a webinar to get the big picture on cloud-based services and see how these services give libraries opportunities for collaboration and improved efficiency.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 20

20 August 2013

The new user experience for FirstSearch is here! Come see how user-specific views support the different needs of staff and users today, and hear about plans for expanding the service with additional functionality in the coming months. You'll walk away understanding how the new global discovery service fits with other OCLC WorldShare services like Interlibrary loan and cataloging, in addition to premium discovery services like WorldCat Local. Join us to find out how easy it is to transition to the new service.

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

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AUG 14

14 August 2013

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. You will also have an opportunity to chat with members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team about effective ways to use the new service, best practices they have observed from early users – and any other topics of interest to you.

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

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AUG 14

14 August 2013

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. You will also have an opportunity to chat with members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team about effective ways to use the new service, best practices they have observed from early users – and any other topics of interest to you.

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

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AUG 14

14 August 2013

Presented by Cynthia Johnson and Caitlin Plovnik of UC Irvine, this interactive session will demonstrate what makes certain reference interactions go from "good" to "great." Part of the QuestionPoint "Best Practices in Virtual Reference" series.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 1

01 August 2013

OCLC presents “Best of Show,” a two-day event bringing together librarians from all over the world. These free online sessions are live encore presentations of OCLC’s best 2013 Web sessions and in-person conferences and meetings so far this year.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 30

30 July 2013

The new user experience for FirstSearch is here! Come see how user-specific views support the different needs of staff and users today, and hear about plans for expanding the service with additional functionality in the coming months. You'll walk away understanding how the new global discovery service fits with other OCLC WorldShare services like Interlibrary loan and cataloging, in addition to premium discovery services like WorldCat Local. Join us to find out how easy it is to transition to the new service.

  • 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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