FEB 22

2018 Regional Community + User Group Meeting: EMEA

Thursday 22 February 2018

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The OCLC WMS Community: Connect. Collaborate. Contribute.


Community Insights Slides Now Available!

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented and participated in this year's WMS Community Day in Edinburg, Scotland!

You can view downloadable PDFs of the session presentations at the link above and the full agenda from the day below. To access these PDFs, you must log in to the OCLC Community Center.




8:45 – 9:30

Reception: Coffee / tea

9:30 – 10:45


Introduction to the day
Annette Dortmund, OCLC
Geert Harmanny, Theological University, Kampen, The Netherlands
Helene Blowers, OCLC

Product Update
Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC
Scott Livingston & Cathy King, OCLC

Round of introductions
All participants

10:45 – 11:45

Community Insights

Integrating the library into a landscape of diverse systems and technologies with APIs
Carmen Hüning, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany

SAP-connection between WMS and the university’s financial and
order systems

Ger Potze, VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Using WMS APIs and metadata in License Manager to create a better
A-Z List

Veronica Ramshaw, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

11:45 – 12:00

Short break

12:00 – 13:00

Community Insights

Temporary items and incoming ILL
Anneke Houtkamp., VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WMSm@rt: Improved licence management workflows at TU Eindhoven
Marga Bastiaans, University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Wrap-up of morning session
All participants

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 16:00
Community Engagement at multiple levels

Global Community: Role & Relevance of the Community Center
Helene Blowers, OCLC
Richard Broekmann, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands

National communities: Experiences and potential formats

Experiences from the Dutch WMS User Group
Geert Harmanny, Theological University, Kampen, The Netherlands

German perspectives on user group formats
Carmen Hüning, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany

Other initiatives in existence or in planning stage? (UK? Italy? South-Africa?)

Communities in EMEA: What is it to be? Discussion

16:00 - 16:30

Summary of the day & next steps


End of program


Start Date

22 February 2018

End Date

22 February 2018


Edinburgh, Scotland


The Principal Hotel