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OCLC 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 14

14 July 2015

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can simplify daily activities for your librarians. Hear how OCLC’s cloud-based strategy will allow you to:

  • Reform workflows by utilizing cooperatively shared data, built and maintained by librarians
  • Manage electronic and print collections through a single, Web-based interface
  • Make discovery, access and delivery more convenient for your users.

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

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JUL 15

15 July 2015

Join this 30-minute webinar with guest presenter Theresa Embrey, Chief Librarian at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Theresa will share her library’s experience with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). During this session, you will:

  • Hear why the Pritzker Military Museum & Library chose to implement WMS
  • Learn the ways WMS is streamlining work to save staff time
  • Explore how WMS has enabled this library to spend less time on routine cataloging tasks so staff can focus on other priorities.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 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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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 29

29 July 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 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 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 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 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 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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OCT 14

14 October 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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NOV 4

04 November 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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NOV 12

12 November 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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NOV 17

17 November 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 Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
 

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JUL 15

15 July 2014

Attendees at this session heard updates from OCLC and Atlas Systems staff about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUL 9

09 July 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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JUN 19

19 June 2014

At this session, Cindy Ellis, Information Technology Specialist, Washington State University Libraries, shared why her library chose CONTENTdm Hosting Services and talked about the migration experience.

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 12

12 June 2014

The custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool delivers all features of Article Exchange in addition to support for larger file sizes and local customization that increases the visibility of library services and reinforces a library’s role in meeting user needs.

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

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JUN 2

02 June 2014

Join OCLC’s Ted Fons, Corey Harper of New York University, and Phil Schreur of Stanford University as they trace the evolution of linked data technology over the years, and demonstrate practical applications of the latest linked data technologies being utilized in libraries today.

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

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MAY 1

01 May 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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APR 18

18 April 2014

The WorldCat Registry API now has an RDF/XML Interface for discovering data about libraries.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

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

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JAN 29

29 January 2014

In this session, Sara Randall, Senior Product Manager, Analytics at OCLC presented updates found in the January 2014 release of OCLC Collection Evaluation.

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

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JAN 21

21 January 2014

At this session, resource sharing staff from OCLC and Atlas Systems provided updates about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 16

16 January 2014

A custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool is now available for use by OCLC Resource Sharing subscribers.

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

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JAN 7

07 January 2014

In this workshop, we explained the principles and implementation of the digital signatures that anchor the OCLC WSKey infrastructure.

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

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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Goodreads loves libraries and readers, and wants to make sure its site connects the two in the best ways possible. Goodreads' Patrick Brown spoke at this Fireside Chat with Libraries, hosted by OCLC.

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

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OCT 23

23 October 2013

During this online demonstration, Ron Gardner, Digital Services Consultant at OCLC, showed how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and make them discoverable on the Web. He also illustrated the benefits of CONTENTdm with 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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OCT 16

16 October 2013

During the session, Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Services at Mount Holyoke College and Margaret Maurer, Head, Metadata and Cataloging at Kent State University talked about their experiences with implementing RDA.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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OCT 9

09 October 2013

At this session, Des Plaines Public Library and the University of Texas San Antonio shared how they engaged their users with the power of their digital collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

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

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SEP 5

05 September 2013

During this session, attendees found out more about the service: how it works, what the steps are to implement and how their library would benefit from the hosted solution. We also reviewed the timeline for the subscription model change and discussed what libraries need to do to prepare.

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

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AUG 28

28 August 2013

The WorldCat Metadata API supports a variety of cataloging functionality for libraries to catalog their collections in WorldCat. This API provides you with the tools to create applications to add new, and enrich existing, WorldCat bibliographic records, and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data.

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

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JUL 23

23 July 2013

During the session, David Whitehair discussed how functionality from WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records and maintains WorldCat holdings—one time and/or ongoing—for all or subsets of your collection, including licensed, digital and physical materials, saving time and improving returns on collection investments.

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

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JUN 14

14 June 2013 - 14 June 2013

What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting to know when you have satisfied their request. There has been a large amount of research done on how to reach and engage with patrons in that online environment. Carla Pfahl, Coordinator of AskMN (Minnesota’s statewide virtual reference service), and Merrie Davidson, Social Sciences Librarian and fellow AskMN librarian at the University of St. Thomas, will look at how to conduct a reference interview and what makes an exceptional reference transaction.

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JUN 6

06 June 2013

ILLiad software version 8.4 is now available. At this time, a WSKey is not required for ILLiad 8.4 users. However, you will need a WSKey, if you would like to use the Article Exchange enhancement (highly recommended). Later in November, a WSkey will also be needed for the Policies Directory service.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 16

16 May 2013

How can we support our students through the transition? What don't they know about college level research? We're all aware of the challenge. High School students often "get by" using search engines to do their research. When they get to college, many of them are overwhelmed by the prospect of using library resources, electronic resources, and structuring their papers.

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

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APR 17

17 April 2013

OCLC’s WorldCat Quality Management staff gave an in-depth look at OCLC’s RDA Policy Statement that became effective on March 31, 2013. This webinar also provided additional information about what bibliographic records can be upgraded and what kinds of changes can be made.

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

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FEB 22

22 February 2013 - 22 February 2013

The University of Leicester has built up an impressive range of online collections, digitizing local artefacts dating from the 19th century onwards, in collaboration with community organizations. The collections combine industrial with popular history, so factory floor plans and handbooks sit alongside materials such as oral history recordings, maps, photographs, and even political memorabilia. The objective, to show the changes in and around a typical British industrial city, transcends the merely local.

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FEB 8

08 February 2013 - 08 February 2013

The University of Warwick, as part of its digital library initiative, has digitised thousands of documents-including the Marandet collection of early French drama-to expose previously hidden materials to the wider research community. Staff and students talk about what it means in the context of their work to have these collections accessible via the Web.

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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 27

27 November 2012 - 27 November 2012

Description: Megan West of PALNI discusses the development of the branding and graphic design for the 14 PALNI libraries' digital collections, which are available via the PALNI CONTENTdm Digital Collections.

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NOV 15

15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012

Hear how you can gain visibility for your library, through the OCLC and Goodreads partnership. You'll learn more about Goodreads and how to reach the more than 11 million book-loving members and connect them to your library.

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OCT 10

10 October 2012 - 10 October 2012

EZproxy hosted service is available. Find out more about the service: see how it works from product manager Don Hamparian, learn what the steps are to implement and hear how your library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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