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Get together with the OCLC cooperative online or in person! We offer a variety of events both physical and virtual for different engagement and comfort levels. You can decide what’s best for you based on what you need to know. Use this list to keep informed of upcoming meetings, conferences, events and webinars that OCLC plans to host or attend.

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05 November 2014

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

  • Location: Washington , DC
  • Venue: Catholic University of America
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

Registration is full for this event. Please sign up for our wait list using the link in the message below.

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05 November 2014

During this one-hour overview demonstration, you will see how WorldShare Management Services:
• Help your library simplify your electronic resources management workflows
• Improve discovery and access of your library’s e-resources, including e-books, e-journal packages, databases and open access collections
• Free you from the restrictions of local hardware and software, and provide more time to focus on serving your users and community.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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06 November 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- The WorldShare Management Services community continues to streamline workflows and collaborate to make improvements to the services
- Being part of a cooperative is beneficial to your library
- Your contributions can enhance the services.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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07 November 2014 - 07 November 2014

Visit the OCLC booth and meet with your cooperative colleagues.

  • Location: Maryville , Missouri
  • Venue: Northwest Missouri State University

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NOV 10

10 November 2014 - 12 November 2014

OCLC Global Council delegates meet in person twice each year. The November 2014 meeting will take place in Dublin, Ohio, USA. More details to come.

  • Location: Dublin , Ohio

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NOV 11

11 November 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Acquisitions, you will:
• Get a first-hand look at how your library can save time in your acquisitions workflows
• See how all physical and electronic acquisitions functions are available from one Web-based interface, eliminating the need to go back and forth between multiple systems
• Learn how you can access WorldCat, knowledge base and vendor data easily, as well as leverage the shared work of libraries and share vendor information.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
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This list includes all OCLC Research events that are open to the public. An all-inclusive list of OCLC Research events, including events exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, as well as recent events and outputs, is available on the OCLC Research events page.

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NOV 13

13 November 2014

Attend this webinar to learn the functional requirements and recommendations for providing authoritative researcher identifiers covered in the recently published Registering Researchers in Authority Files report. #oclcresearch #rrafreport

  • Venue: Online via WebEx
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 10

10 December 2014

Co-sponsored by OCLC Research, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the George Washington University Libraries, this workshop builds on the framework presented in the OCLC Research report, The Evolving Scholarly Record. #esrworkshop


WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection can participate, listening to the audio broadcast through speakers or headset, or via phone. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.