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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.

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AUG 9

09 August 2016

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 11

11 August 2016

Now more than ever, library patrons expect library resources to be available anytime, from anywhere. Your library is competing for “air time” of your valuable resources, requiring easy-to-understand authentication for access to services and resources from outside the library.

On August 11th at 11am Eastern, join a panel of subject matter experts from the OCLC cooperative to learn tips for providing successful, trouble-free remote access to all the valuable resources that your library has to offer. See how you can easily extend your library out into the lives, homes and offices of your users to promote increased engagement, broader reach and better library resource utilization.

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

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SEP 13

13 September 2016

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 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 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 4

04 May 2016

Participants heard about OCLC 's 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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APR 28

28 April 2016

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

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 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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APR 14

14 April 2016

Participants heard John Trares, ILLiad Product Operations Manager, review 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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MAR 30

30 March 2016

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

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 23

23 March 2016

OCLC announced 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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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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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: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAR 17

17 March 2016

OCLC announced 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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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 26

26 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: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 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 25

25 January 2016

OCLC is pleased to announce that the way you manage your EBSCO collections will be streamlined by the migration of MARC record delivery and the WorldCat holdings maintenance for EBSCO titles into WorldShare Collection Manager. Since your library currently receives MARC records from OCLC for EBSCO titles, you will receive access to Collection Manager to manage your EBSCO records.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 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 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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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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JUL 22

22 July 2015

Join us for an online panel discussion with three librarians who are currently using CONTENTdm®. They will share how they use CONTENTdm to manage and provide online access to their library’s unique digital collections as well as how they engage their users and promote their collections.

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

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JUL 16

16 July 2015

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldCat® Discovery Services, including how they work with WorldShare® Management Services, you will:

  • See how you can provide your end users with single-search access to your library’s full array of resources–electronic, print and digital
  • Understand how your library can gain more visibility on the Web through OCLC's partnerships with leading search engines and popular sites
  • Learn how staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options, including linking to full text through built-in link resolutions and an A to Z list, linking to your OPAC and requesting items via consortial borrowing systems or interlibrary loan
  • Hear how simple these OCLC services are to configure and maintain, and how they build on OCLC services your library already may use.

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

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JUN 9

09 June 2015

This program included an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

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

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MAY 13

13 May 2015

We hosted this webinar to answer questions and provide guidance to those who elect to migrate their Institution Records to Local Bibliographic Data.

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

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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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DEC 10

10 December 2014

At this session, Susan Musser, EZproxy information developer, presented a high-level overview of the new The EZproxy support site

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

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NOV 13

13 November 2014

Join this webinar to learn how WorldShare Management Services (WMS) have enabled libraries to free up resources so they can focus on the higher priority projects and programs that make their institutions unique and enable them to serve their users better.

Vanessa Garofalo, Technical Services Librarian at Southeastern University, will share how WMS enabled her to review and streamline library workflows to improve staff efficiency. Vanessa will also discuss how she managed the implementation of WMS at Clearwater Christian College, where she was the library director through June 2014.

Daphne Kouretas, Senior Implementation and Effective Use Manager at OCLC, will share examples of return-on-investment from libraries that have implemented WMS as well as tips for evaluating workflows to improve efficiency.

During this session you’ll learn how:

  • Your library can save staff time and money by improving efficiency
  • Your users can benefit from enhanced discovery and staff efficiencies
  • WMS is different from traditional library management systems.

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

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OCT 7

07 October 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.6 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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