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MAY 26

26 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

Connect with OCLC colleagues at the Rhode Island Library Association's Annual Conference.

  • Location: Warwick, RI
  • Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel

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JUN 7

07 June 2016 - 07 June 2016

Connect with OCLC colleagues at the MOBIUS Conference in Columbia, MO.

  • Location: Columbia, MO
  • Venue: Holiday Inn Executive Center

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AUG 10

10 August 2016 - 19 August 2016

Satellite meetings and other events will take place on the campus of OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

  • Location: OCLC Headquarters
    Dublin
    , OH USA
 

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2016

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MAR 2

02 March 2016

Cataloging Sound Recordings Defensively: “When to Input a New Record” in the Age of DDR, a presentation for the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) meeting in conjunction with the Music Library Association (MLA) conference

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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2015

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JUN 26

26 June 2015 - 29 June 2015

Presentations and other supporting materials from ALA Annual

  • Location: San Francisco, California

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MAY 6

06 May 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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FEB 10

10 February 2015

"Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts" was a Collective Insight event that took place at San Francisco Public Library on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The event was hosted by San Francisco Public Library, the Northern California Technical Processes Group and OCLC.

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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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2014

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DEC 15

15 December 2014

A VIAF Council conference call discussion of work items and other issues.

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

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SEP 24

24 September 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- Member collaboration and cooperation is paving the way for the library of the future
- WorldShare® Management Services engage member libraries to advise on product development
- Librarians can comprehensively and cost-effectively manage workflows.

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

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SEP 10

10 September 2014

During this 90-minute webinar, you will hear an overview of WorldShare Management Services and you will see a live demonstration of the services, including specific functionality available for library groups and consortia. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have about the services throughout the session.

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

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JUN 29

29 June 2014 - 29 June 2014

Attendees received an overview of WorldShare Metadata and new functionality in the WorldCat knowledge base, and heard current users discuss their experiences with WorldShare Metadata.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Venue: LVH - Las Vegas Hotel, Ballroom F

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MAY 28

28 May 2014

OCLC Canada hosted this symposium on May 28, 2014, during the Canadian Library Association's Conference and Tradeshow at the Victoria Conference Centre (Victoria, British Columbia).

  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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FEB 24

24 February 2014 - 25 February 2014

Library Community in Action: advancing knowledge, collaboration and innovation

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

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2013

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OCT 23

23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013

OCLC member-leaders and staff gathered for “OCLC Canada’s Cooperative Event: Community Partnerships, Solutions and Research,” held in association with the NetSpeed Conference. Participants explored current and future opportunities for collaboration during this interactive session.

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Venue: Clarion by Choice Hotels Calgary Airport

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SEP 18

18 September 2013

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Participants explored the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives:

  • Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Venue: In person: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 1

01 July 2013 - 01 July 2013

OCLC WorldShare Metadata is now available to OCLC cataloging subscribers. Hear from Anne C. Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director, and David Whitehair, OCLC Senior Product Manager, about Collection Manager, which automatically updates e-resource collection metadata, keeping URLs current in your discovery interface. Coming soon: efficient tools to describe items uniquely held by your library, and Web services to add and enrich WorldCat records and maintain WorldCat holdings.

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JUN 27

27 June 2013 - 02 July 2013

OCLC held a number of sessions and events at ALA Annual 2013 and introduced the new President and CEO, Skip Prichard. Recorded sessions are available for viewing.

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: McCormick Place Convention Center

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JUN 5

05 June 2013

In recent years organizations have begun using data in new and exciting ways. Phrases like “linked data,” “big data,” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web.

  • Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Venue: Capitol Plaza Hotel
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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MAY 31

31 May 2013

Part of the Collective Insight event series, this will be an engaging symposium on the break-through opportunities and operational challenges of turning data into powerful analyses and purposeful action for academic libraries and the campuses they serve.

  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Venue: Northwestern University
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 28

28 January 2013

Managing E-books Metadata

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room LL3
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 26

26 January 2013

See presentations from the Dewey Update Breakfast at ALA Midwinter 2013.

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room 202
  • Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 25

25 January 2013

Seattle, Washington, 25 January 2013. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium included 180 in-person participants (plus more than 250 online).

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Emerald Ballroom
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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2012

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AUG 14

14 August 2012 - 14 August 2012

The following presentations were made at the International Dewey Users Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Library and…

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA. The theme of this year’s event, The Long and Short of Library Collaboration, began with a keynote presentation from Stephen Abram, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale), Head in the Clouds: Technology in Libraries.

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JAN 22

22 January 2012 - 22 January 2012

Facebook apps install with a simple click. Amazon uses analytics to give you custom reading recommendations. So why not use some of these same technologies to increase library effectiveness? Join product manager Kathryn Harnish as she describes the OCLC platform and related projects that will enable libraries—and their partners—to customize workflows, enhance user experiences and maximize impact.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Centralize e-resource management with OCLC Webscale services. The new WorldShare License Manager works with the WorldCat knowledge base to consolidate discovery, fulfillment and management of licensed resources. The knowledge base streamlines article/e-book sharing, enables full link resolution in WorldCat Local and integrates with WorldShare Acquisitions to consolidate all parts of e-resource management.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Librarians will share their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services and talk about how to achieve efficiency savings by replacing routine tasks with new integrated and streamlined workflows.

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