Join us for DevConnect Online 2020

OCLC is excited to offer a new DevConnect Online webinar series starting this March. The purpose of DevConnect Online is to provide you with a foundation on which you can build OCLC API expertise and gain the confidence to lead or participate in API projects at your library.

Each webinar is led by either OCLC staff, community leaders, or partners. This year’s content covers a variety of topics and skill levels, including getting started with OCLC APIs, streamlining cataloging workflows with Google Apps Script, and resolving access issues with Lean Library plug-in. Register below and contact with any questions.

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Upcoming webinars

18 March 2020 

Getting started with OCLC APIs

This is an introduction to OCLC APIs in which you’ll come away with a basic knowledge of how our APIs work and some tips on getting started. 

1 April 2020 

Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script

This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.  

15 April 2020 

Lean Library integration with WorldCat knowledge base API

Learn how the Lean Library browser plug-in can solve access issues for your library by integrating with the WorldCat knowledge base API.  Presenters will include representatives from Lean Library and the OCLC API product team.

29 April 2020 

Collaborative collections and OCLC’s Shared Print API

Understanding collection compositions can be challenging. In this webinar you’ll learn how OCLC’s Shared Print API makes it easier for libraries to see which materials will be retained by other institutions and which should be retained locally.

13 May 2020 

Data Migration: updating Local Holding Records and Local Bibliographic Data using OCLC’s Metadata and Collection Management APIs

In 2019, McGill University Library migrated its library system to WorldShare. Learn how they improved data quality and ensured all data was migrated by automatically updating Local Holding Records and Local Bibliographic Data using OCLC’s Metadata and Collection Management APIs to add notes. 

20 May 2020 

Creating linked descriptive data for CONTENTdm

OCLC is in the midst of a pilot project to study how to shift CONTENTdm to a linked data environment. Learn about the technical approaches considered when designing the prototype and see a demonstration of the prototype linked data cataloging interface. 

3 June 2020

Moving to production

Join us as we wrap up our DevConnect Online 2020 series. You will come away with specific ideas for refining and productionizing projects. Content covered will be aimed at advanced API users, but all are welcome to attend.