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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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JUL 31

31 July 2014

In this webinar, you'll learn how WorldShare Management Services can reduce redundancy by making workflows more efficient - creating more time to focus on students and faculty, as well as important projects in your library.

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

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AUG 12

12 August 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 13

13 August 2014

Ivan Portillo, Campus Librarian at West Coast University, will share how WorldShare Management Services (WMS) has improved West Coast University's cataloging and e-resources workflow. He’ll also explain how WMS is helping their five campus libraries work better together and more efficiently.

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

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AUG 13

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

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AUG 21

21 August 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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AUG 27

27 August 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 Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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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 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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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 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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