OCLC Resource Sharing Conference Web Series
Moving Forward Together
We’ll discuss how we’re all moving forward together, including best practices and ways to better connect your users with the information they need as your libraries reopen.
This unique series offers an opportunity to learn about the latest resource sharing advancements and to interact with others in the ILL community. You’ll also learn how to improve your operational efficiency, save time, and elevate user services.
There is no cost to register for the RSC20 web series. We look forward to seeing you online!
—The RSC20 Program Committee and your OCLC Resource Sharing Team
To register for a session, you’ll need to sign into the OCLC Community Center with your credentials for WorldShare ILL or Tipasa. (If you don’t know your Community Center credentials, reference the OCLC Support website or contact OCLC Support.) And if you don’t have Community Center credentials, you may request them here.
All times below are Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4].
Wednesday, July 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Join these panelists for a discussion on outreach and customer service best practices.
Tuesday, July 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join this panel session moderated by Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator at Texas State Library, for a discussion on how ILL statistics shape decisions at their libraries. Panelists include:
Thursday, August 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Presenters Travis Goode, Senior Librarian at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Ron Figueroa, Resource Sharing Manager at Syracuse University, will share detail on rights to reproduce copyrighted materials for the blind or other people with disabilities.
Moderated by Dennis Massie, Senior Program Officer at OCLC, the speakers will discuss Special Exemptions, Fair Use, and the Marrakesh Treaty with the goal of empowering your library with knowledge of the Law to expand accessibility services to your patrons. They’ll provide updates on their libraries’ efforts to provide accessible reformatted texts for patrons in need of this service, plus practical information about integration of ILLiad and ILL/document delivery procedures, the challenges of reformatting text, and tips about tools software options for providing materials in alternative formats. They will also discuss SHARES Executive Group’s recent progress on its accessibility-related activities, which include building an annotated set of freely-available resources for practitioners interested in making ILL materials accessible.
Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Join Stephanie Spires, Chief Operations and Service Officer from Atlas Systems, and from OCLC, Cathy King, Executive Director of Delivery Services, and Peter Collins, Director of Resource Sharing, to learn more about the future direction of our resource sharing solutions.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Join these presenters from VIVA (Virginia's academic library consortium) to learn about e-book lending best practices:
Members and leaders of the following departments and focus areas will benefit from conference attendance:
Librarians using the following solutions should also attend:
Respected leaders from the resource sharing community are helping to shape the conference program. We sincerely appreciate their industry expertise and partnership.
Texas State Library
Columbia University Libraries
University of North Alabama
Penn State University
University of Florida
Eastern Washington University