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Catch up on product demonstrations, best practices, library science research, and other OCLC topics at your convenience.

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Jun 14

14 June 2022

Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room

How can you use an escape room to help inform library patrons about misinformation? Watch this webinar to learn about new programming resources for your library!

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

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Jun 7

07 June 2022

DevConnect 2022: Wrapping OCLC APIs with Node.js webservices

Larry Deck of Concordia University Library will discuss how to make such webservice wrappers with Node.js, using asynchronous calls to OCLC APIs, and caching results locally to speed up repeated queries and avoid abusing OCLC services.

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

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Jun 2

02 June 2022

DevConnect 2022: Behind the integration - Support e-learning strategies with Talis and WMS

OCLC and Talis have partnered to offer Talis Aspire, a market-leading course resource list management system, to new and existing customers of OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. During this session, we’ll explore the technical work that made this integration possible.

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

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May 11

11 May 2022

DevConnect 2022: Metadata community lightning talks

This DevConnect community event will feature short presentations on metadata topics by two speakers: Tomasz Kalata of BookOps/New York Public Library and Daniel Brooks of OCLC.

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

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May 4

04 May 2022

DevConnect 2022: API-first recipes for success

During this session, we will share what an API-first development strategy means for libraries and how OCLC APIs are fit for purpose.

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

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Apr 28

28 April 2022

CONTENTdm Connect

Learn how libraries are engaging their communities through their digital collections during this CONTENTdm special event.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Apr 26

26 April 2022

Digital Collections at Your Library: Community, Culture, and Connection

In this webinar, practitioners will share how their digital collections have enabled their community members to connect with unique histories and cultures, increase appreciation of local history, and foster connections across generations.

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

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Apr 20

20 April 2022

Broadband Improvements: Free Planning Tools for Libraries

Learn how to use the Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit―a free, self-service guide created to help libraries understand and improve their IT capacities and broadband resources.

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

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Apr 13

13 April 2022

Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Metadata challenges and opportunities in the open ecosystem

Join Kathryn Stine, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and library leaders from OCLC’s Global Council as they discuss the next generation of metadata, including contributing environmental factors, and the findings of the Reimagine Descriptive Workflows project.

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

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Mar 23

23 March 2022

OCLC at PLA 2022

Join OCLC at PLA to get energized from community engagement talks featuring library leaders, hear about exciting product updates, and much more.

  • Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]

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Mar 10

10 March 2022

Taking Care of Self, Staff, and Community

In this webinar, we explore ideas for expanding core self-care practices to encompass connections with work colleagues and more broadly with community members.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Mar 2

02 March 2022

Putting the pieces together: How to boost your existing OCLC services already on the WorldShare platform

A 30-minute webinar that explains how by adding a few additional OCLC services to your cataloging and interlibrary loan subscriptions, your library can expand your engagement with the cooperative and upgrade to a complete cloud-based library management solution–WorldShare Management Services (WMS)

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Feb 28

28 February 2022

Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library

Join Brittany Brannon, Research Support Specialist, Library Trends and User Research, and library leaders from OCLC’s Global Council for a discussion on emerging library models.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Feb 22

22 February 2022

"Let's Talk Race" Toolkits

Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library share how they built picture book-based kits, offering practical and positive ways to talk to children about race.

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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Feb 15

15 February 2022

Assessing the library’s role in e-resource access workflows today and in the future

A 30-minute webinar that explores how SAML and other federated access technologies differ from IP authentication, the implications for libraries who move toward these types of access models, and why SAML is complex and a barrier to many libraries and content providers who adopt it

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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