Go With the Flow

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Contact: Roberta Richards

Date, Location

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 1:30am - 8:30am

Branford P. Millar Library, Room 160
951 SW Hall
Portland, OR 97201

About the Event

This OCLC Resource Sharing Services Workshop is intended for intermediate-level WorldCat Resource Sharing system users who would like to learn more about several new programs and services that can substantially increase workplace efficiency.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop where we will explore four main areas of interest:

  • Deflection is a new tool that allows the system to deflect requests for certain types of material, from certain locations or groups. In addition, workflow issues will be discussed and hands-on exercises will be provided.
  • Direct Request is a tool that allows unmediated requesting with various limits. We will discuss these limits and their workflow implications, and hands-on exercises will also be provided.
  • Local Holdings Maintenance is the successor to the Union List Subsystem. We will discuss the benefits of local holdings, how to record your holdings data, and how the data is used in WorldCat Resource Sharing. There will be hands-on exercises in using holdings data.
  • The eSerials Holdings Service is a partnership with eSerials vendors that allows automating maintenance of eSerials holdings in WorldCat. We will discuss this service and its implications for resource sharing. No local activity is possible with this service.

Take advantage of this terrific workshop opportunity from OCLC Western and PORTALS and learn how to make your workplace function more smoothly and efficiently.

Presented by: Sam Sayre

Sam Sayre has done training and support at OCLC since 1989. He was a reference and interlibrary loan librarian at Reed College, and a reference librarian at Idaho State University before joining OCLC. He received a
BA from Reed College and an MSLS from the University of Illinois.

Cost: $25 students; $35 portals members; $45 others

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