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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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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]

01 May 2014

Planning for your library's future:
A workflow demonstration for library leaders

This session will show you how a centralized approach to the tools you need for your staff, your users and your budget can lay the groundwork for your library’s sustainable success. You’ll see how OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) can help your library eliminate many IT support issues and costs, simplify and expedite cataloging, and reduce training time and costs.

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

06 May 2014

Partnerships that engage end users now and into the future

During this session, you will learn how OCLC partnerships with over 300 organizations:
- Provide value back to OCLC members through exchange of data, connecting workflows and sharing applications
- Make it easier to find content you and your patrons need and save your library time and money in cataloging, collection management, acquisitions and other areas
- Allow your collections to be syndicated across the Web for broad exposure, bringing searchers back your library.

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

06 May 2014

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team

This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.

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

15 May 2014

Exploring shifting changes in user engagement

During this session, you will learn about:
- Research that indentifies the shifting changes in users' engagement with the informantion environment
- How research can help to develop better ways to attract and sustain new groups of lifelong learners
- Strategies to position the role of the library within the workflows of students and faculty.

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

20 May 2014

WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Electronic Collections

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections, including databases, e-books, e-journal packages and open access collections.

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

22 May 2014

Planning for your library's future:
A discovery demonstration for library leaders

Join us to see a live demonstration of the new OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. You'll learn how you can tailor this discovery solution to meet your institution's goals and your user's needs. We'll show you the options available and how they can help your library:

· Show users what's available in your library with real-time availability
· Provide access to all your subscriptions in a single-search with remote database searching and
  our central index
· Control costs by leveraging your library's group affiliations with a group or consortium view of
  available resources
· Build temporary collections of resources using course reserves/reading lists

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

11 June 2014

WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Print Collections

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print materials, journals and serials.

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

 

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APR 18

18 April 2014

The WorldCat Registry API now has an RDF/XML Interface for discovering data about libraries.

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

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APR 2

02 April 2014

This meeting provided an introduction to WorldCat Discovery Services, the new suite of cloud-based applications and services that brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local together.

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

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JAN 29

29 January 2014

In this session, Sara Randall, Senior Product Manager, Analytics at OCLC presented updates found in the January 2014 release of OCLC Collection Evaluation.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 21

21 January 2014

At this session, resource sharing staff from OCLC and Atlas Systems provided updates about recent and upcoming changes to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad.

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 16

16 January 2014

A custom version of OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery tool is now available for use by OCLC Resource Sharing subscribers.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JAN 7

07 January 2014

In this workshop, we explained the principles and implementation of the digital signatures that anchor the OCLC WSKey infrastructure.

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

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OCT 30

30 October 2013

Goodreads loves libraries and readers, and wants to make sure its site connects the two in the best ways possible. Goodreads' Patrick Brown spoke at this Fireside Chat with Libraries, hosted by OCLC.

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

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OCT 29

29 October 2013

This one hour workshop included an overview of the functionality and potential use cases, and featured Jeff Carter and Brian Cassidy from the University of New Brunswick. They showed their eResources discovery and eBooks search interfaces, and then took us behind-the-scenes for a code walkthrough.

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

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OCT 23

23 October 2013

During this online demonstration, Ron Gardner, Digital Services Consultant at OCLC, showed how CONTENTdm makes it easier to manage your digital collections and make them discoverable on the Web. He also illustrated the benefits of CONTENTdm with examples of how current libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions are using the service.

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

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OCT 16

16 October 2013

During the session, Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Services at Mount Holyoke College and Margaret Maurer, Head, Metadata and Cataloging at Kent State University talked about their experiences with implementing RDA.

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

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OCT 9

09 October 2013

At this session, Des Plaines Public Library and the University of Texas San Antonio shared how they engaged their users with the power of their digital collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

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

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SEP 17

17 September 2013

At this session, the presenters discussed how you can go green with your shipping and packaging and also make these processes the most efficient. They also presented best practices from the perspective of a high-volume institution and from a museum library, who both lend internationally. In addition, this webinar covered the greening ILL study and key takeaways from the SHARES survey on high performing lenders.

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

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SEP 5

05 September 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. We also reviewed the timeline for the subscription model change and discussed what libraries need to do to prepare.

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

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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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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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FEB 12

12 February 2013

Find out what you need to know about the new OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing and is scheduled for release March 2013. WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan is one of the first services to use a new system for managing user accounts for OCLC services. 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.

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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FEB 6

06 February 2013 - 06 February 2013

This meeting featured an update on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, scheduled for release in March 2013. It also included information about recent and upcoming enhancements to other OCLC resource sharing services and tools, including ILLiad and Article Exchange.

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JAN 16

16 January 2013

New services from OCLC will provide opportunities to create and share at Webscale. OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013, helping library staff and users even more quickly and easily obtain the resources they need from libraries worldwide and take advantage of the WorldShare Platform. OCLC is also bringing the user-friendly features of WorldCat.org together with the precision searching of FirstSearch, valued by library staff and expert researchers, to provide new expert-level features. At this program you will learn about plans for new functionality, timelines for migration and how to start thinking about the transition in your library.

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

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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 26

26 November 2012 - 26 November 2012

We’ll provide an overview of OCLC ILLiad and demonstrate how the service can save time and increase efficiency for your interlibrary loan operation.

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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 23

23 October 2012 - 23 October 2012

Tony Melvyn, OCLC Product Manager, WorldCat Resource Sharing and Stephanie Spires, Director of Training and Library Solutions at Atlas Systems, provide detailed information about how you can use Article Exchange to deliver documents in conjunction with the WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad services. Tony also shares plans for an upcoming pilot of a library-branded version of the site that will extend the visibility of your library's delivery services to your users.

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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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AUG 28

28 August 2012 - 28 August 2012

This program provided a review of recent Article Exchange enhancements and tips for effective use of the Article Exchange. It also included a preview of plans for an upcoming pilot of a library-branded version of the site that will extend the visibility of your library’s delivery services to your users.

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JUL 12

12 July 2012 - 12 July 2012

An update from ALA Annual on plans for the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 and an overview of recent and upcoming enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services.

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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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