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Webinars

OCLC Webinars are presented on a variety of subjects—from product demonstrations to implementation discussions—made available over the Web at no cost.

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JUL 26

26 July 2017

Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures

Part three in a three-part webinar series about Measures that Matter, a project from IMLS and COSLA, surveying the current state of public library data, assessing current strengths and weaknesses and formulating a plan for future action.

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

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JUL 31

31 July 2017

Join OCLC product management staff for a product insight gathering session on resource sharing. Product insight sessions are designed to gather community feedback on existing functionality and workflows, review new feature requirements, discuss new ideas for improving products, and maybe show-off a wireframe or two. These insight sessions are open for all community members to attend.

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

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AUG 14

14 August 2017

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

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

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AUG 16

16 August 2017

Attend a demonstration to discover how you can build, showcase and preserve your digital collections with CONTENTdm, and learn about CONTENTdm’s new end-user experience. The new responsive design is now being used by libraries, museums and other cultural heritage institutions. It is freshly designed for phones, tablets and workstations, so your collections can be seen by patrons wherever they are.

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

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OCT 19

19 October 2017

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

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

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JUL 20

20 July 2017

Watch this webinar, hosted by Rob Favini, OCLC Member Relations Liaison. Rob will give you up-to-the-minute information about your cooperative.

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

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APR 26

26 April 2017

Participants were given the information they will need for a successful transfer of course reserves data from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery.

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

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APR 5

05 April 2017

Watch this 30-minute webinar featuring Amanda Mays-Chester, Resource Sharing Librarian and Som Linthicum, User Experience and Engagement Librarian at Berry College. Amanda and Som will share how the library's cloud-based library management system is facilitating success for both library users and staff.

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

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MAR 30

30 March 2017

Join this 30-minute webinar featuring Celina Lee, Instructional Librarian at Irvine Valley College. Celina will share how the library’s cloud-based library management is facilitating success for both library users and staff.

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

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MAR 7

07 March 2017

Watch this 30-minute webinar featuring Jerry Waller, Systems Librarian at Elon University. Jerry will share how the library's cloud-based library management system is facilitating success for both library users and staff.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 28

28 February 2017

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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FEB 7

07 February 2017

Register today for the live webinar, hosted by Rob Favini, OCLC Member Relations Liaison. Rob will give you up-to-the-minute information about your cooperative.

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

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DEC 15

15 December 2016

Since August, many libraries have benefited from increased relevance of WorldCat Discovery search results. At this webinar, members of the WorldCat Discovery team will review relevance enhancements and discuss the impact of configuration settings on search results.

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

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NOV 17

17 November 2016

During this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to evaluate important user experience decisions by using web analytics. OCLC's Cathy King will share real-world examples, patterns and trends, and key takeaways you can use to improve your site and captivate your users.

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 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

Hear from three librarians about their experiences using CONTENTdm. Libraries featured: Cleveland Public Library, Southern Methodist University and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 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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OCT 25

25 October 2016

Learn from Barbara Doll, Head of Technical Services, how staff at the Saint Francis University Library, a four-year, coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Pennsylvania, have improved how they manage the metadata for their library’s e-resources (or e-books, e-journals or e-videos) since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

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

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OCT 25

25 October 2016

Katie Birch, Executive Director, Resource Sharing at OCLC, and her team gave an update on a new ILL product. In this session, she reviewed advisory group activities and output to date, provided updates on the progress of user research and usability testing, and reviewed key items from the WorldShare Management Services Global User Group Meeting that was held in September.

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

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OCT 6

06 October 2016

Learn from Bob Holzmann, Systems & Digital Technology Librarian, how staff at the Tulsa Community College Library have simplified or eliminated daily back-office activities, improved student and faculty interactions and have more time for library enhancement projects and collaboration while holding down costs.

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

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SEP 29

29 September 2016

Learn from Leecy Barnett, Reference and Instructional Librarian, how staff at Lynn University in Florida, have enriched their users’ experiences since moving to a cloud-based library management system.

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

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AUG 29

29 August 2016

Participants heard an update from Katie Birch, Executive Director, Resource Sharing at OCLC, and her team about a new ILL product. Katie outlined the project phases, discussed the Phase 1 early adopter program, and reviewed the strategy for user research and usability testing.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 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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MAY 11

11 May 2016

Learn from Mary Maroney, Director of Library Services, and Patricia Lombardi, Head of Collection Management and Digital Services, how staff at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University are saving time and streamlining tasks with the help of their complete, cloud-based library management system.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM 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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