Webinars

  • Works in Progress Webinar: Using OCLC Work IDs for Discovery
DEC 12

Works in Progress Webinar: Using OCLC Work IDs for Discovery

In this webinar, the presenters will review the history of this project, the mechanics of its implementation, and the potential for greater, more effective use of these identifiers.

Presenters

Jim LeBlanc, Director, Library Technical Services, Cornell University

Frances Webb, Digital Library Applications Programmer, Cornell University

Description

In fall 2014, the Cornell University Library arranged with OCLC Research for access to a concordance of OCLC Work IDs and WorldCat system control numbers.  After downloading this database to a local server, staff in the Library’s IT division leveraged its contents to cluster works (editions, formats, translations) in Cornell’s Blacklight discovery system.  In this webinar, the presenters will review the history of this project, the mechanics of its implementation, and the potential for greater, more effective use of these identifiers.

This webinar will be of interest to those interested in the future of bibliographic description and resource discovery.


Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!

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Date

12 December 2017

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]