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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.

Check your regional OCLC website for Webinars tailored to products and services available in your area.
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MAY 1

01 May 2014

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]

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MAY 6

06 May 2014

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]

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MAY 15

15 May 2014

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]

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MAY 20

20 May 2014

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]

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MAY 22

22 May 2014

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]

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JUN 11

11 June 2014

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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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 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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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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APR 10

10 April 2012 - 10 April 2012

This program provides an overview of how the WorldCat knowledge base will help you save time and decrease turnaround times for loans of articles and e-books through the WorldCat Resource Sharing service. The program also includes information about plans to add a deflection option based on license terms stored in the knowledge base.

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APR 10

10 April 2012 - 10 April 2012

This program provides an overview of how the WorldCat knowledge base will help you save time and decrease turnaround times for loans of articles and e-books through the ILLiad service. The program also includes information about plans to add a deflection option based on license terms stored in the knowledge base.

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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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FEB 2

02 February 2012 - 02 February 2012

The Article Exchange document-sharing site is now accessible from within the WorldCat Resource Sharing service and through an ILLiad Addon. Stephanie Spires, Atlas Systems, and Tony Melvyn, OCLC demonstrate how Article Exchange provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan.

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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 24

24 October 2011 - 24 October 2011

Hear an update on the new service, learn more about the functionality including display of lender costs, display of item availability and integrated buy-it options for staff, and obtain the information you will need to plan and implement your library's move to the new service.

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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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