Libraries are tasked today with doing many different things for their community—like new ways to access new types of materials—all in greater demand than ever before. But doing different things may mean that you need to approach core services differently. Webscale helps libraries work together better to do common, routine functions differently, which saves time, money and effort that can let you do more for your community. 

Doing things differently:
A guide to change management at Webscale

Thursday, July 19
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)

Presented by:

Rob Ross, Director of Implementation Programs at OCLC, presents principles of successful change management and provides practical tips on how you can champion change at your library. You’ll learn how WorldShare Management Services streamline workflows and how this positively impacts library staff members.

Doing things differently:
Implementing a Webscale library management service

Wednesday, August 22
3:00 pm, Eastern (12:00 pm, Pacific)

Presented by:

Matt Goldner, OCLC Product and Technology Advocate, and Ted Fons, Executive Director, OCLC Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management, will talk about what it’s like to implement a Webscale library management solution while sharing the experience with a small cohort of libraries. You’ll learn how your library’s data can be improved by the migration process and how your library can benefit from post-migration workflow efficiencies that come only with a Webscale solution.

Doing things differently:
Measuring Webscale Return On Investment

Thursday, August 30
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)

Presented by:

Rob Ross, Director of Implementation Programs at OCLC, will talk about what Return On Investment (ROI) means in different contexts, including metrics that are vital in measuring the ROI of a new library management system. You’ll learn how OCLC WorldShare Management Services adopters have been able to quantify ROI by streamlining workflows in their libraries. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the new initiatives the libraries have undertaken with their reclaimed time and money.

Doing things differently:
Security and privacy at Webscale

Thursday, September 13
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)

Presented by:

OCLC panelists Bill Forgette, Library Technology Consultant, and Bill Lisse, Corporate Security Officer,will give an in-depth analysis of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture to give you a better idea of how data works at Webscale. We’ll touch on topics related to data security, identity management and patron privacy, and how they relate to cloud and Webscale solutions. 

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