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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.

Upcoming Webinars

No webinars are currently scheduled. Please see our list of recorded webinars or contact us to suggest a webinar topic you would like us to consider.

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Recorded Webinars

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JUN 6

06 June 2013

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, the new service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing, is now available.

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

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APR 25

25 April 2013

During this webinar, members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team shared things you can do now to prepare for your use of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Content included tips on preparations such as updating your library’s constant data and information in the OCLC Policies Directory.

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

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APR 9

09 April 2013

Members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team walked through things you can do now to prepare for your use of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Content included tips on preparations such as updating your library’s constant data and information in the OCLC Policies Directory.

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

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FEB 6

06 February 2013 - 06 February 2013

This meeting featured an update on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, scheduled for release in March 2013. It also included information about recent and upcoming enhancements to other OCLC resource sharing services and tools, including ILLiad and Article Exchange.

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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 23

23 October 2012 - 23 October 2012

Tony Melvyn, OCLC Product Manager, WorldCat Resource Sharing and Stephanie Spires, Director of Training and Library Solutions at Atlas Systems, provide detailed information about how you can use Article Exchange to deliver documents in conjunction with the WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad services. Tony also shares 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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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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APR 11

11 April 2012 - 11 April 2012

Hear from Karen Schneider of Holy Names University as she discusses how WorldCat Local transformed her users' discovery experience. Karen shares what happened when WorldCat Local helped the Cushing Library increase traditional print circulation by 30 percent, increase interlibrary loan requests and more than double e-resource usage.

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APR 10

10 April 2012 - 10 April 2012

This program provides an overview of how the WorldCat knowledge base will help you save time and decrease turnaround times for loans of articles and e-books through the WorldCat Resource Sharing service. The program also includes information about plans to add a deflection option based on license terms stored in the knowledge base.

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