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OCLC Webinars

OCLC Webinars are presented on a variety of subjects—from product demonstrations to implementation discussions—made available over the Web at no cost.

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SEP 9

09 September 2014

WorldCat Discovery Services enable people to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in your library and libraries around the world through a single search.

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

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SEP 10

10 September 2014

During this 90-minute webinar, you will hear an overview of WorldShare Management Services and you will see a live demonstration of the services, including specific functionality available for library groups and consortia. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have about the services throughout the session.

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

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SEP 17

17 September 2014

During this one-hour overview demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
  • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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SEP 23

23 September 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how you can streamline all of your circulation tasks through a single, Web-based interface. You’ll also learn how your library operations can be performed on any tablet, laptop, smartphone or device with a Web browser. The portability of these devices means you can more easily complete tasks, such as inventory, because you carry out the tasks in your library’s stacks. 

  •  Circulation: You will see how to easily use the account management functions, including check-in, check-out and renewals, as well as integrated hold and fine management. We will demonstrate how the services track availability and holds in real time, enabling libraries to generate a pull list on demand.
  • Course Reserves: You will see how easy it is for anyone, including student workers, to create and duplicate a list, and store everything electronically.

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

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SEP 24

24 September 2014

During this session, you will learn how:
- Member collaboration and cooperation is paving the way for the library of the future
- WorldShare® Management Services engage member libraries to advise on product development
- Librarians can comprehensively and cost-effectively manage workflows.

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

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OCT 9

09 October 2014

During this session, you will learn why:
- Collaborative training and implementation is important for libraries
- Users of the same former ILS have improved their workflows collectively
- Libraries are seeing a great results with their investment in WorldShare Management Services.

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

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NOV 5

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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NOV 6

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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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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NOV 20

20 November 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the two key features of electronic resource management: (1) knowledge about licenses that govern their purchase and use, and (2) knowledge base and linking technology that connect users to needed content in a single place.

License Manager: You will see how to reduce the complexity of managing all of your licenses and how you can eliminate the need to synchronize data across multiple interfaces to manage license agreements, rights, access and resolution to full text.

WorldCat knowledge base: You will see how the knowledge base provides comprehensive data about the e-resources of member libraries, automatically updating records in WorldCat, thus giving instant access to licensed resources for users. Also, you will see there is no additional necessary uploading or synchronization of licensed resources with local catalogs.

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

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DEC 4

04 December 2014

During this one-hour overview demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how the services help you to simplify your library management workflows
  • Learn how the services improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print monographs, serials and multi-volume works
  • Understand how WorldShare Management Services free libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and their community.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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DEC 9

09 December 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how you can streamline all of your circulation tasks through a single, Web-based interface. You’ll also learn how your library operations can be performed on any tablet, laptop, smartphone or device with a Web browser. The portability of these devices means you can more easily complete tasks, such as inventory, because you carry out the tasks in your library’s stacks. 

  •  Circulation: You will see how to easily use the account management functions, including check-in, check-out and renewals, as well as integrated hold and fine management. We will demonstrate how the services track availability and holds in real time, enabling libraries to generate a pull list on demand.
  • Course Reserves: You will see how easy it is for anyone, including student workers, to create and duplicate a list, and store everything electronically.

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

Pre-recorded webinars

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JUL 25

25 July 2013

The new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service is one of the first OCLC services to use a new system for managing user accounts. Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC Services user account for interlibrary loan. This Webinar provided the information you need to create and manage new OCLC Services user accounts required to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

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

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JUL 23

23 July 2013

During the session, David Whitehair discussed how functionality from WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records and maintains WorldCat holdings—one time and/or ongoing—for all or subsets of your collection, including licensed, digital and physical materials, saving time and improving returns on collection investments.

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

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JUN 14

14 June 2013 - 14 June 2013

What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting to know when you have satisfied their request. There has been a large amount of research done on how to reach and engage with patrons in that online environment. Carla Pfahl, Coordinator of AskMN (Minnesota’s statewide virtual reference service), and Merrie Davidson, Social Sciences Librarian and fellow AskMN librarian at the University of St. Thomas, will look at how to conduct a reference interview and what makes an exceptional reference transaction.

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JUN 6

06 June 2013

ILLiad software version 8.4 is now available. At this time, a WSKey is not required for ILLiad 8.4 users. However, you will need a WSKey, if you would like to use the Article Exchange enhancement (highly recommended). Later in November, a WSkey will also be needed for the Policies Directory service.

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JUN 4

04 June 2013

In this program, Melissa Jackson, ILL Librarian at Armstrong Atlantic State University and Tony Melvyn, OCLC, introduced a “Top 10” list of ILL pet peeves and moderated a discussion from the community about best practices for dealing with them.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 23

23 May 2013

In this program, some early users of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan talked about how they use the new service in their libraries.

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

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MAY 16

16 May 2013

How can we support our students through the transition? What don't they know about college level research? We're all aware of the challenge. High School students often "get by" using search engines to do their research. When they get to college, many of them are overwhelmed by the prospect of using library resources, electronic resources, and structuring their papers.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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MAY 1

01 May 2013

During this session, attendees found out more about the service: how it works, what the steps are to implement and how their library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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

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APR 17

17 April 2013

OCLC’s WorldCat Quality Management staff gave an in-depth look at OCLC’s RDA Policy Statement that became effective on March 31, 2013. This webinar also provided additional information about what bibliographic records can be upgraded and what kinds of changes can be made.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2013

On April 2, Joanne McIntyre, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will join OCLC’s Tony Melvyn and Genie Powell of Atlas Systems in a webinar about the benefits of using Article Exchange for document delivery. Joanne will share information about her use of Article Exchange and her users’ response to retrieving documents from the site. Tony will share tips about effective use of Article Exchange and will provide a glimpse into plans for future enhancements. Genie will review the effective use of Article Exchange with the ILLiad interlibrary loan service.

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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FEB 22

22 February 2013 - 22 February 2013

The University of Leicester has built up an impressive range of online collections, digitizing local artefacts dating from the 19th century onwards, in collaboration with community organizations. The collections combine industrial with popular history, so factory floor plans and handbooks sit alongside materials such as oral history recordings, maps, photographs, and even political memorabilia. The objective, to show the changes in and around a typical British industrial city, transcends the merely local.

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FEB 8

08 February 2013 - 08 February 2013

The University of Warwick, as part of its digital library initiative, has digitised thousands of documents-including the Marandet collection of early French drama-to expose previously hidden materials to the wider research community. Staff and students talk about what it means in the context of their work to have these collections accessible via the Web.

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JAN 7

07 January 2013 - 07 January 2013

During the webinar, Ian Fairclough, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, George Mason University and Cynthia M. Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content, OCLC, speak about the improvements that can be made to WorldCat master records. Included in this presentation for cataloging staff at member libraries, is when and how to make corrections to WorldCat records and how to request that OCLC staff edit a WorldCat record.

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DEC 17

17 December 2012 - 17 December 2012

During the webinar, OCLC staff and members of the Global Council Advisory Group on Incentives engage with librarians at member libraries on the topic of OCLC cataloging credits and incentives, to provide background on the current credits model, share findings and recommendations of the OCLC Global Council Cost Sharing Models Task Force, and gather input and feedback from member libraries.

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NOV 28

28 November 2012 - 28 November 2012

Connexion macros can be very useful for expedited cataloging, both for making repetitive changes to records and for generating first-draft transliterations of non-Latin text. Part two of this session includes discussion about and demonstrations of creating and customizing macros those are somewhat complex and/or deal with non-Latin text, as well as a testimonial about how useful these types of macros have been. Presenters: Joel Hahn, Niles Public Library District, and Erica Chang, University of Hawaii.

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NOV 27

27 November 2012 - 27 November 2012

Description: Megan West of PALNI discusses the development of the branding and graphic design for the 14 PALNI libraries' digital collections, which are available via the PALNI CONTENTdm Digital Collections.

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NOV 15

15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012

Hear how you can gain visibility for your library, through the OCLC and Goodreads partnership. You'll learn more about Goodreads and how to reach the more than 11 million book-loving members and connect them to your library.

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OCT 10

10 October 2012 - 10 October 2012

EZproxy hosted service is available. Find out more about the service: see how it works from product manager Don Hamparian, learn what the steps are to implement and hear how your library would benefit from the hosted solution.

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SEP 20

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.

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

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JUN 20

20 June 2012 - 20 June 2012

QuestionPoint Qwidget is an embeddable chat service included in a subscription to QuestionPoint, OCLC’s reference management service. QuestionPoint provides librarians with tools to interact with users in multiple ways, using both chat and email.

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Join Josh Thomas, OCLC Security Officer, to hear about IPv6, what it means for your library, your institution and your users' access to electronic content. Don Hamparian and Charlotte Sturtz, OCLC Product Management team for EZproxy, answer questions related to EZproxy implementations for IPv6, timing for future releases and discussion.

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MAY 24

24 May 2012 - 24 May 2012

This program features Kurt Munson of Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, who speaks about how to use add-ons for ILLiad and the WorldCat knowledge base to quickly deliver electronic articles to users. He shares his experience with evaluating processes and capitalizing on new tools to improve the efficiency and accuracy of his library's delivery of electronic articles.

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MAY 17

17 May 2012 - 17 May 2012

Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. How do you find your users online? How do they find you? Look at what signs have been effective in letting users know about the service. What works best in both drawing user's attention and getting them to know what the service is about? With our constantly changing technical vocabulary, are you really saying what you want to say?

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MAY 3

03 May 2012 - 03 May 2012

Learn how the University of Hawaii at Manoa is organizing their digital library and increasing its visibility by incorporating the newest features of OCLC's WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway into their workflow. Hear how this free tool can help you increase readership of your digital materials by exposing them through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.

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APR 12

12 April 2012 - 12 April 2012

Learn about authority controlling improvements which will apply to Windows-based Connexion client and Web-based Connexion browser users, and the enhancements - GLIMIR, Classify, RDA workforms and macro changes included in the recent release of Connexion client version 2.40.

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APR 11

11 April 2012 - 11 April 2012

Hear from Karen Schneider of Holy Names University as she discusses how WorldCat Local transformed her users' discovery experience. Karen shares what happened when WorldCat Local helped the Cushing Library increase traditional print circulation by 30 percent, increase interlibrary loan requests and more than double e-resource usage.

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MAR 13

13 March 2012 - 13 March 2012

Come see the future of discovery from OCLC as it’s happening—and give your input. How will workflows be streamlined? What will users experience? Join us to hear how FirstSearch, WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local will evolve over the next few years.

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MAR 6

06 March 2012 - 06 March 2012

Joining a cooperative group can help libraries keep their virtual reference services going at all hours. Studies show that up to 40% of virtual reference inquiries come in after typical library hours. Explore the challenges and benefits to working through a cooperative to keep your virtual reference answering users 24/7. Find out if being "on" all the time really makes a difference in your community.

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FEB 16

16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012

Guest speaker Tina Baich, Assistant Librarian from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) gives an overview of resource sharing settings in the OCLC FirstSearch Administration Module, including creating and modifying Constant Data, Direct Request Profiles and Custom Holdings. This refresher on your library's administration settings will help you prepare you for your upcoming transition to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. [WebEx recording, 53 minutes]

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FEB 7

07 February 2012 - 07 February 2012

An update on the print and web versions of DDC 23 and tips on using DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0

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FEB 7

07 February 2012 - 07 February 2012

See a preview of the newly released Abridged Edition 15 and learn about the new features in this print edition of the DDC, including:

  • Many new topics and significant updates to selected fields
  • A complete overhaul to the representation of groups and people
  • Elimination of dual headings and unbalanced spans
  • Cessation of partial abridgement of parallel notation

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DEC 13

13 December 2011 - 13 December 2011

Looking for ways to better manage your interlibrary loan partnerships, analyze your resource sharing workflow, or share meaningful data with your collection development staff or funding bodies? Join OCLC and guest speaker Lynn Bierma, Illinois State Library and learn how to get the most from WorldCat Resource Sharing Assessment Tools, including:

  • ILL Reciprocity Report - evaluate your reciprocal relationships
  • Lender String Report - identify your best lenders
  • eSerials Requests by Journal Title - track most-often-requested journals
  • Global Information System (GIS) report - manage your ILL operations

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NOV 17

17 November 2011 - 17 November 2011

Join Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian at Brock University and Bob Robertson-Boyd, Social Networking Product Manager at OCLC to think about authentication in the mobile space. Tim provides a how-to demo of the homegrown mobile/desktop login window he created for his library, and Bob gives an update on mobile access initiatives at OCLC.

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OCT 20

20 October 2011 - 20 October 2011

Join EZproxy Senior Product Manager Don Hamparian on How You Can Enhance the Security of your EZproxy Server. Hear questions, tips and suggestions in this open forum discussion with your colleagues. You’ll also hear a preview of EZproxy 5.5 which includes improved support for libraries using "out-of-the-box" Shibboleth configurations.

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SEP 13

13 September 2011 - 13 September 2011

Hear Jennifer Block, Interlibrary Services/Document Delivery Librarian, Princeton University and Tim Bowersox, Information Delivery Services Librarian, SUNY Geneseo, present arguments for and against the use of conditional messages in the WorldCat Resource Sharing service.

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DEC 15

15 December 2009 - 15 December 2009

New provider-neutral cataloging policy changes the cataloging of online monographic resources resulting in fewer bibliographic records.

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JUN 25

25 June 2009 - 25 June 2009

This webinar discusses non-English records, parallel records, hybrid records, and what to do when you come across any of these in WorldCat.

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