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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online and in person. Our meetings, events and programs for the global library community are all designed to help you stay current with the trends and developments in the technology and information landscape. Our events calendar contains a master list of our activities worldwide. We also issue announcements and news releases to our members and the media, as well as publish reports, regional newsletters and a member magazine.


Upcoming events

23 April 2014

Making changes now to shape your library for the future

During this session, you will learn why:
- Choosing the right path for your library now is important for your library's future
- Changing to WorldShare Management Services was the right choice for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Practical tips can help you champion change at your library.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Recent news

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How Canadian Public Libraries Stack Up

How Canadian Public Libraries Stack Up

This report examines the economic, social and cultural impact of public libraries in Canada.

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Recent publications

OCLC NextSpace issue 19 cover

Issue No. 19

Act Think global, Act local

OCLC Abstracts newsletter

OCLC Abstracts
22 October 2012

The latest news about OCLC services, programs and events

OCLC eNews newsletter

OCLC eNews
Issue 30

Newsletter for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Featured video

OCLC Symposiums: Platform for Innovation

Anaheim, California, 22 June 2012

This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium featured Phil Simon, technology consultant and author of The Age of the Platform, who discussed how today’s platforms help organizations embrace partnerships and empower innovation.

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Did you miss it?

WorldShare Metadata collection management overview

20 September 2012

David Whitehair, OCLC provides an overview of the new WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality along with details to get started using the new tool.


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