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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online or in person! We offer a variety of events both physical and virtual for different engagement and comfort levels. You can decide what’s best for you based on what you need to know. Use this list to keep informed of upcoming meetings, conferences, events and webinars that OCLC plans to host or attend.

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AUG 11

11 August 2015

During this one-hour demonstration, you will:

  • Hear how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and makes them discoverable on the Web
  • Learn the benefits of CONTENTdm and see examples of how current libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions are using the service.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 13

13 August 2015

During this one-hour overview demonstration, you will see how WorldShare Management Services:

  • Help your library simplify your electronic resources management workflows
  • Improve discovery and access of your library’s e-resources, including e-books, e-journal packages, databases and open access collections
  • Free you from the restrictions of local hardware and software, and provide more time to focus on serving your users and community.

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

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AUG 19

19 August 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • Get a first-hand look at how your library can save time in your acquisitions workflows
  • See how all physical and electronic acquisitions functions are available from one Web-based interface, eliminating the need to go back and forth between multiple systems
  • Learn how you can access WorldCat, knowledge base and vendor data easily, as well as leverage the shared work of libraries and share vendor information.

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

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AUG 20

20 August 2015

Watch this 30-minute webinar with a guest presenter from the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at UCSF Medical Center, Mount Zion in California. Laura Olson, Web Librarian, will share her library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session, you will:

  • Hear why the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library chose to implement WMS
  • Learn the ways WMS is creating efficiencies for staff, faculty, students and patients
  • Explore how WMS has enabled staff to spend less time managing systems so they can focus on other priorities.

There will be plenty of time to answer audience questions. Register to join the live event and bring your questions for Laura.

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

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AUG 25

25 August 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the two key features of electronic resource management: (1) knowledge about licenses that govern their purchase and use, and (2) knowledge base and linking technology that connect users to needed content in a single place.

License Manager: You will see how to reduce the complexity of managing all of your licenses and how you can eliminate the need to synchronize data across multiple interfaces to manage license agreements, rights, access and resolution to full text.

WorldCat knowledge base: You will see how the knowledge base provides comprehensive data about the e-resources of member libraries, automatically updating records in WorldCat, thus giving instant access to licensed resources for users. Also, you will see there is no additional necessary uploading or synchronization of licensed resources with local catalogs.

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

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SEP 10

10 September 2015

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: Cheney , Washington
  • Venue: Eastern Washington University
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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SEP 17

17 September 2015

During this one-hour overview demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
  • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multivolume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free your library from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and your community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 18

18 September 2015

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: Chicago , Illinois
  • Venue: DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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SEP 22

22 September 2015

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: West Jordan , Utah
  • Venue: Viridian Center, Salt Lake County Library Services
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time, North America [UTC -6]

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SEP 24

24 September 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how you can streamline all of your circulation tasks through a single, Web-based interface. You’ll also learn how your library operations can be performed on any tablet, laptop, smartphone or device with a Web browser. The portability of these devices means you can more easily complete tasks, such as inventory, because you carry out the tasks in your library’s stacks.

Circulation: You will see how to easily use the account management functions, including check-in, check-out and renewals, as well as integrated hold and fine management. We will demonstrate how the services track availability and holds in real time, enabling you to generate a pull list on demand.

Course Reserves: You will see how easy it is for anyone, including student workers, to create and duplicate a list, and store everything electronically.

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

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SEP 29

29 September 2015

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: St. Peters , Missouri
  • Venue: St. Charles County Library, Spencer Road Branch
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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SEP 29

29 September 2015

Join this 30-minute webinar with guest presenters from the Harry A. Sprague Library at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Mary Mallery, Associate Dean of Technical Services, and Denise O’Shea, Head of Access Services & Systems, will share their library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session you will:

  • Learn how the Sprague Library is saving time and money by leveraging the benefits of a cloud-based, library system, such as not having to update desktop clients
  • Hear how streamlined acquisitions, cataloging and e-resources workflows have enabled the library staff to focus on new priorities, such as an institutional repository
  • Find out how simplified discovery has increased patron holds and overall collection usage.

There will be plenty of time to answer audience questions. Register to join the live event and bring your questions for Mary and Denise.

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

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SEP 30

30 September 2015

During this 45-minute detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services (WMS), you will learn how WMS offers cooperative workflows through a Web-based interface and how it can simplify your print serials management. Join this webinar to:

  • Learn how your library can save staff time by utilizing cooperatively managed publication patterns
  • See how your library can discover missing items by knowing when other libraries have received an issue that your library has not
  • Learn how to simplify the renewal process for your print serial subscriptions
  • Discover how the services simplify the task of including physical serials in your library’s A-Z list
  • Explore the value of having all your library’s holdings in  MARC 21 Format for Holding Data (MFHD).

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