OCLC Webinars are presented on a variety of subjects—from product demonstrations to implementation discussions—made available over the Web at no cost.
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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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?
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.
01 May 2012 - 01 May 2012
This webinar provided an update on how Article Exchange works, and included information on upcoming enhancements planned for the site.
24 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
In tough economic times, everything gets a turn on the chopping block. Make the case for virtual reference to your funding bodies and show them the impact you have online. Hear what has an impact on funders and learn what features are most valuable to your library.
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.
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.
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 ILLiad service. The program also includes information about plans to add a deflection option based on license terms stored in the knowledge base.
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.
13 March 2012 - 13 March 2012
Come see the future of discovery from OCLC as it’s happening—and give your input. How will workflows be streamlined? What will users experience? Join us to hear how FirstSearch, WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local will evolve over the next few years.
06 March 2012 - 06 March 2012
Joining a cooperative group can help libraries keep their virtual reference services going at all hours. Studies show that up to 40% of virtual reference inquiries come in after typical library hours. Explore the challenges and benefits to working through a cooperative to keep your virtual reference answering users 24/7. Find out if being "on" all the time really makes a difference in your community.
16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012
Guest speaker Tina Baich, Assistant Librarian from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) gives an overview of resource sharing settings in the OCLC FirstSearch Administration Module, including creating and modifying Constant Data, Direct Request Profiles and Custom Holdings. This refresher on your library's administration settings will help you prepare you for your upcoming transition to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. [WebEx recording, 53 minutes]
07 February 2012 - 07 February 2012
See a preview of the newly released Abridged Edition 15 and learn about the new features in this print edition of the DDC, including:
- Many new topics and significant updates to selected fields
- A complete overhaul to the representation of groups and people
- Elimination of dual headings and unbalanced spans
- Cessation of partial abridgement of parallel notation
02 February 2012 - 02 February 2012
The Article Exchange document-sharing site is now accessible from within the WorldCat Resource Sharing service and through an ILLiad Addon. Stephanie Spires, Atlas Systems, and Tony Melvyn, OCLC demonstrate how Article Exchange provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan.
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
17 November 2011 - 17 November 2011
Join Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian at Brock University and Bob Robertson-Boyd, Social Networking Product Manager at OCLC to think about authentication in the mobile space. Tim provides a how-to demo of the homegrown mobile/desktop login window he created for his library, and Bob gives an update on mobile access initiatives at OCLC.
24 October 2011 - 24 October 2011
Hear an update on the new service, learn more about the functionality including display of lender costs, display of item availability and integrated buy-it options for staff, and obtain the information you will need to plan and implement your library's move to the new service.
20 October 2011 - 20 October 2011
Join EZproxy Senior Product Manager Don Hamparian on How You Can Enhance the Security of your EZproxy Server. Hear questions, tips and suggestions in this open forum discussion with your colleagues. You’ll also hear a preview of EZproxy 5.5 which includes improved support for libraries using "out-of-the-box" Shibboleth configurations.
13 September 2011 - 13 September 2011
Hear Jennifer Block, Interlibrary Services/Document Delivery Librarian, Princeton University and Tim Bowersox, Information Delivery Services Librarian, SUNY Geneseo, present arguments for and against the use of conditional messages in the WorldCat Resource Sharing service.
28 October 2010 - 28 October 2010
During the session, Jay Weitz, OCLC, discusses the importance of creating a new WorldCat record that distinguishes itself from others.