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DEC 13

13 December 2016

Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

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

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JAN 26

26 January 2017

This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, explores strategies for building the digital literacy skills of your library trustees.

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

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NOV 1

01 November 2016

Guest presenters from the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, share their library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). Discover why this library chose to implement a next-generation, cloud based library services platform that offered an enhanced user experience while saving time and money.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 27

27 October 2016

Thank you for registering for the October 27th A behind-the-scenes look at WorldCat Discovery relevance webinar. Participants who attended this webinar heard WorldCat Discovery team members Cathy King and Jay Holloway shared background on how the new WorldCat Discovery search algorithm was developed, along with information about plans for future enhancements to search relevance in WorldCat Discovery.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 11

11 August 2016

A panel of experts from OCLC and the WorldCat Discovery community shared tips for managing WorldCat Discovery access to all authorized users regardless of their locations. OCLC implementation managers spoke about WorldCat Discovery and EZproxy configuration. Members Eleta Grimbeek (Sabinet) and Michael Davidson (Plymouth State University) shared practical advice based on their experiences.

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

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JUL 19

19 July 2016

Participants who attended this webinar heard about the newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and how it establishes principles that govern the exchange of material between libraries.

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

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JUL 19

19 July 2016

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians.

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

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JUN 23

23 June 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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JUN 9

09 June 2016

On June 9th, OCLC hosted our first “Ask the Experts” panel discussion featuring examples of notable WorldCat Discovery search box Implementations. Participants joined OCLC and a panel of experts from the WorldCat Discovery User Community as we took a tour of library sites to see exactly what a bit of ingenuity could accomplish! The stars of this session were library peers who guided us on a tour of their technical handiwork and offered lessons learned for their successful search box implementation.

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

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JUN 8

08 June 2016

OCLC plans to develop a new version of FirstSearch with the full-featured searching of WorldCat required by many researchers and library staff.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 26

26 May 2016

Participants who attended this webinar learned how to recognize different linked data serializations, produce a basic graph using the Turtle serialization, add linked data to existing webpages and retrofit an existing JSON-LD API with linked data.

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

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MAY 19

19 May 2016

Participants joined colleagues in the QuestionPoint community for a lively conversation about the pros and cons of sharing database access credentials among librarians who participate in cooperative virtual reference.

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

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MAY 16

16 May 2016

In this session, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager at OCLC, discussed how libraries benefit from the EZproxy hosted solution, showed how it works, and reviewed the steps to implement.

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

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MAY 12

12 May 2016

John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, reviewed recent hosting improvements, upgrade procedures, patron authentication options, technical contacts and support procedures.

  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 27

27 April 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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APR 19

19 April 2016

Learn from Nerissa Lindsey, Catalog Librarian, how staff at the Killam Library at Texas A&M International University saved time with new workflow efficiencies and improved students’ access to electronic resources since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 23

23 March 2016

Learn from Catherine Boswell, Coordinator of University Library Systems, how Antioch University Libraries are saving time with centralized cataloging and improving services for their students after moving five campus libraries, originally on different library systems, to one cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 22

22 March 2016

As a follow-up to our announcement in December, 2015, OCLC support for WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP) will be discontinued on 1 May 2016, requiring all subscribers to transition to WorldShare Collection Manager.

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

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FEB 4

04 February 2016

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians.

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

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JAN 27

27 January 2016

In this webinar, participants learned how OCLC is helping streamline cataloging workflows by integrating functionality from a number of different cataloging services into WorldShare Collection Manager.

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

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JAN 25

25 January 2016

Registrants joined their QuestionPoint colleagues at a virtual meeting of the QuestionPoint user community.

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

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JAN 21

21 January 2016

Registrants heard from colleagues about how they engage users, promote digital collections and extend the reach of their libraries with CONTENTdm. They also learned about the new Community Center and how to leverage the tools in this resource to connect with colleagues and make the most of CONTENTdm.

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

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JAN 20

20 January 2016

The meeting included updates on recent and planned enhancements to WorldCat Discovery and the OCLC Community Center.

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

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JAN 19

19 January 2016

Resource sharing colleagues shared updates on WorldShare ILL and ILLiad and discussed timely ILL topics.

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

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OCT 27

27 October 2015

In this webinar, participants learned how the QuestionPoint reference management service can give librarians tools to manage all aspects of reference service, including chat, email and in-person interactions. This session also provided an introduction to statistical reporting tools in QuestionPoint and the service can be used to reach users on the websites they use most.

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

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OCT 6

06 October 2015

During this webinar, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, walked through the changes made in the EZproxy 6.1 release and provided details about enhancements planned for the next release.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 23

23 September 2015

This program provided information from two health sciences libraries about how they implemented WorldCat Discovery as a part of their institutions’ support for predominantly electronic collections and adoption of OCLC’s WorldShare Management System.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 28

28 May 2015

Join the next event in the Transformative Leaders webinar series for current and future library leaders. This webinar will examine the internal and external customers of today’s library and provide library leaders with tools and tips to uncover and address these needs.

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

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APR 22

22 April 2015

Join us for a webinar to show how CONTENTdm can help you manage and digitise your library's special collections.

  • Time: 14:30 – 16:15 British Summer Time [UTC +1]

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MAR 10

10 March 2015

Join this first event in the Transformative Leaders webinar series for current and future library leaders. This webinar will explore the changing landscape of libraries and the role of leadership in managing effective change.

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

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JAN 30

30 January 2015

This event will open with an update on recent Americas Regional Council and Global Council activities. The OCLC Symposium, "Research in Context," will follow immediately. Refreshments will be served after the Symposium.

  • Location: Chicago, IL; Online
  • Venue: McCormick Place West, Room W-196a
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, North America [UTC -6]

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JAN 14

14 January 2015

Join us for this Webinar on WorldShare e-Services and learn how to put electronic materials into the hands of your library users more quickly, regardless of where they start their online information search.

  • Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Greenwich Mean Time [UTC +0]

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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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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

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DEC 13

13 December 2016

Join OCLC EZproxy experts to ask questions about the service, set-up and hosting options.

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

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JAN 26

26 January 2017

This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, explores strategies for building the digital literacy skills of your library trustees.

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

Recorded Webinars

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NOV 1

01 November 2016

Guest presenters from the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, share their library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). Discover why this library chose to implement a next-generation, cloud based library services platform that offered an enhanced user experience while saving time and money.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 27

27 October 2016

Thank you for registering for the October 27th A behind-the-scenes look at WorldCat Discovery relevance webinar. Participants who attended this webinar heard WorldCat Discovery team members Cathy King and Jay Holloway shared background on how the new WorldCat Discovery search algorithm was developed, along with information about plans for future enhancements to search relevance in WorldCat Discovery.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 11

11 August 2016

A panel of experts from OCLC and the WorldCat Discovery community shared tips for managing WorldCat Discovery access to all authorized users regardless of their locations. OCLC implementation managers spoke about WorldCat Discovery and EZproxy configuration. Members Eleta Grimbeek (Sabinet) and Michael Davidson (Plymouth State University) shared practical advice based on their experiences.

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

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JUL 19

19 July 2016

Participants who attended this webinar heard about the newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and how it establishes principles that govern the exchange of material between libraries.

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

This event has passed. View the archive.

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JUL 19

19 July 2016

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians.

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

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JUN 23

23 June 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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JUN 9

09 June 2016

On June 9th, OCLC hosted our first “Ask the Experts” panel discussion featuring examples of notable WorldCat Discovery search box Implementations. Participants joined OCLC and a panel of experts from the WorldCat Discovery User Community as we took a tour of library sites to see exactly what a bit of ingenuity could accomplish! The stars of this session were library peers who guided us on a tour of their technical handiwork and offered lessons learned for their successful search box implementation.

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

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JUN 8

08 June 2016

OCLC plans to develop a new version of FirstSearch with the full-featured searching of WorldCat required by many researchers and library staff.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 26

26 May 2016

Participants who attended this webinar learned how to recognize different linked data serializations, produce a basic graph using the Turtle serialization, add linked data to existing webpages and retrofit an existing JSON-LD API with linked data.

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

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MAY 19

19 May 2016

Participants joined colleagues in the QuestionPoint community for a lively conversation about the pros and cons of sharing database access credentials among librarians who participate in cooperative virtual reference.

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

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MAY 16

16 May 2016

In this session, Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager at OCLC, discussed how libraries benefit from the EZproxy hosted solution, showed how it works, and reviewed the steps to implement.

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

This event has passed. View the archive.

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MAY 12

12 May 2016

John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, reviewed recent hosting improvements, upgrade procedures, patron authentication options, technical contacts and support procedures.

  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 27

27 April 2016

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data.

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

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APR 19

19 April 2016

Learn from Nerissa Lindsey, Catalog Librarian, how staff at the Killam Library at Texas A&M International University saved time with new workflow efficiencies and improved students’ access to electronic resources since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 23

23 March 2016

Learn from Catherine Boswell, Coordinator of University Library Systems, how Antioch University Libraries are saving time with centralized cataloging and improving services for their students after moving five campus libraries, originally on different library systems, to one cloud-based library management system.

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

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MAR 22

22 March 2016

As a follow-up to our announcement in December, 2015, OCLC support for WorldCat Cataloging Partners (WCP) will be discontinued on 1 May 2016, requiring all subscribers to transition to WorldShare Collection Manager.

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

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