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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 September 2014

Simplifying circulation and course reserves - A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Circulation

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]

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

24 September 2014

Collective innovation at work

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]

01 October 2014

Engage your user community with your digital collections and CONTENTdm

Join us and learn how the Denver Public Library and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga engaged their users with the power of their online special collections by configuring their CONTENTdm websites.

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

07 October 2014

Expanding discovery and visibility of all your library’s collections: A demo of WorldCat Discovery Services and WMS

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldCat Discovery Services, including how they work with WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how you can provide your end users with single-search access to your library’s full array of resources–electronic, print and digital
  • Learn how your library can gain more visibility on the Web through OCLC's partnerships with leading search engines and popular sites
  • Learn how staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options, including linking to full text through built-in link resolutions and an A to Z list, linking to your OPAC and requesting items via consortial borrowing systems or interlibrary loan
  • Hear how simple these OCLC services are to configure and maintain, and how they build on OCLC services your library already may use.

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

07 October 2014

Putting the WorldCat in WorldCat Discovery

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

08 October 2014

OCLC ILL Statistics: The power of data to help you rule your ILL World

Join Tony Melvyn, Product Manager for OCLC Delivery services, to learn about new ways to use OCLC ILL statistics and assessment tools. Use the power of data to understand and improve your ILL service.

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

09 October 2014

Shared implementation and transformed workflows

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]

15 October 2014

How CONTENTdm works: A detailed demo

During this one-hour demonstration, you will:
• Hear how CONTENTdm can make it easier to manage your digital collections and can make them discoverable on the Web
• Learn the benefits of CONTENTdm and see 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]

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

05 November 2014

Managing your E-content life cycle:
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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]

06 November 2014

Continued collaboration through community connections

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]

11 November 2014

Simplifying acquisitions:
A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Acquisitions

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]

20 November 2014

Managing your licenses and E-resources:
A detailed demonstration in WorldShare License Manager and WorldCat knowledge base

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]

04 December 2014

Managing your print collection life cycle
A WorldShare Management Services overview demonstration

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]

09 December 2014

Simplifying circulation and course reserves - A detailed demonstration in WorldShare Circulation

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]

 

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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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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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