Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Narrative--Great Reading. Online. FREE!

Narrative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to storytelling in the digital age. We invite you to join us and our global audience of more than 170,000 readers who enjoy the works of world-class authors such as Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, E. L. Doctorow, and many more, including some of today’s best new and emerging talents.

Join Narrative—It’s free, and when you join, receive a VIP pass to Narrative Backstage, where you can read previously unpublished work by accomplished writers and listen to well-known authors read their work and discuss writing and publishing. For an insider view, there’s no better place to be than Backstage.

Narrative features cartoons, graphic stories, essays, audio and video readings and interviews, poetry, art, photography, and more.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Join OCLC this week for a variety of online events!


OCLC's community initiatives are focused on supporting librarians as they learn and work to improve their users' experiences. This week, OCLC is offering a variety of complimentary Web sessions to help you learn about OCLC WorldShare™ Management Services. 

Join us for these webinars on WorldShare™ Management Services, WorldCat and OCLC Research.


WorldShare Partnerships that Engage End Users
Wednesday, February 20
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)

(NOTE: Portions of this webinar content were presented at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.)
Join us to learn how OCLC WorldShare™ can put your library—its identity, collections and services—where they are needed most on the Web.

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OCLC Research Roundup

Thursday, February 21
1:00 pm, Eastern (10:00 am, Pacific)

Join OCLC Research, partners and members for our
first ever Research Roundup webinar. This live online
event willinclude a brief overview of OCLC Research from Eric Childress, Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research, and an informative and interactive discussion centered around the latest findings from recent reports.

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OCLC WorldShare Management Services Demonstration:
Circulation and Discovery

Thursday, February 21
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)

Find out how WorldShare Management Services provide a new cooperative approach to managing library services, such as integrated acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, patron administration, resource sharing and e-resource management.

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Join us for a discussion to learn how libraries can work together on broad issues that impact their work.


Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data

Friday, February 22
1:00 pm, Eastern (10:00 am, Pacific)

Join us for this live, one-hour online event, featuring Ted Fons, Executive Director, WorldCat Global Metadata, and Kathryn Harnish, Director, WorldShare Network Experience. Ted and Kathryn will lead an interactive discussion of key elements of Alistair Croll's recent OCLC Symposium keynote address.

Participants will brainstorm how libraries can collectively use shared data to gain greater insight and strengthen the services libraries provide.

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See a complete list of upcoming OCLC online events. The more we share, the better life gets.
About OCLC WorldShare Management Services

The OCLC WorldShare™ Platform facilitates collaboration and app-sharing across the library community, so that libraries can combine library-built applications, partner-built applications and OCLC-built applications. This enables the benefits of each single solution to be shared broadly throughout the library community.

The first services built on this new technical infrastructure are Webscale Management Services, which have been rebranded as OCLC WorldShare™ Management Services, and include circulation, acquisitions and license management applications.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lyrasis eGathering

Thank you for joining us at eGathering on Thursday, February 7. If you weren't able to make it, we hope you enjoy watching the recording and look forward to having you join us at an upcoming member event soon.
The second annual member meeting was a dynamic event focused on the theme Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community, and where we announced our new initiative: LYRASIS Digital. We have received many comments from members who enjoyed the presentations, keynote speaker, Rich Harwood, and the lively Q&A discussion. During the meeting, members participated through the online chat feature, asking questions of the presenters, and using social media to comment. Big thanks to the panelists and video contest submitters, with congratulations to the winner Roanoke South County Library (VA).
Please provide your feedback on the meeting with our online evaluation, which enters you in the chance to win one of three $25 gift cards.
As follow-up to the meeting, we have provided a number of related resources and a link to the recording.
eGathering and Community-Building Resources:
  • To view the recording, please click here. Enter your email address in the center box under Event Registration and the link (Event URL) to the recording will be sent to you via email.
  • In Rich Harwood's speech, he referenced a tool that The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation has created for our members. To access this helpful resource, please click here.
  • To see all of the tweets, search #eGathering on Twitter, and click here to view the comments on Facebook.
  • To continue the conversation and share how you're building community and showcasing digital content, please connect with us in one of many ways:
  • Check out our website for the latest programs, services and offers.
  • If you'd like more information on LYRASIS Digital, our new initiative focused on eContent, please click here or email us.
We look forward to your participation next year at eGathering and hope to see and interact with you soon.





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Successful Institutional Repositories in Action - free webcast on February 21

Webcast: A Tour of bepress Digital Commons: Successful Institutional Repositories in Action
Date/Time: Thursday, February 21 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern (US)
Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/216192495

In this webinar, Tim Tamminga of bepress Digital Commons will explore the collections and partnerships developing in the Digital Commons user community, including student research and publishing, conferences, symposia, monographs, press imprints, and peer-reviewed journals.  He’ll look further at how libraries are extending the IR’s services campus-wide to faculty, students, centers, institutes, and other academic and administrative units.

We hope you can join us!

All the best,


Ann Taylor
Director of Outreach and Scholarly Communications

(510) 665-1200 x174

bepress: the frontier of scholarly publishing since 1999

Check out IR success stories on the DC Telegraph at http://blog.digitalcommons.bepress.com