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Subject: First African library goes live with OCLC's cloud-based management services


NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition; Health Happens in Libraries through community engagement



OCLC Abstracts

16 February 2015  /  Vol. 18 No. 7  /  ISSN 1932-4847


First African library goes live with OCLC's cloud-based management services

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Library is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its library management system. KwaZulu-Natal becomes the first institution in Africa and one of the more than 300 libraries currently using WMS. More »


NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition

What trends and technologies will drive educational change in the future? This new report identifies six key trends, six significant challenges and six important developments in educational technology over the next five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a guide for strategic planning. More »


Health Happens in Libraries through community engagement

Five U.S. public libraries have been selected as participants in the 2015 activities of Health Happens in Libraries, a program run in partnership by OCLC WebJunction and ZeroDivide and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Staff at these libraries will plan and implement community health activities that will establish or deepen local partnerships to bring meaningful health services to their communities. More »

Upcoming Events

24 February 2015

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

During this webinar of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the two key features of electronic resource management: knowledge about licenses that govern their purchase and use, and knowledge base and linking technology that connect users to needed content in a single place.

Venue: Webinar

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


25 February 2015

OCLC Best of Show Virtual Conference

Whether you missed a session or the entire ALA Midwinter Meeting, the “Best of Show” Virtual Conference is a great way to connect with your cooperative. Join from anywhere to see a live presentation of the OCLC Update and other sessions from Midwinter.

Venue: Virtual Conference

Time: 12:00 PM–04:00 PM U.S. EST [UTC -5]


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Bring health information to your community

A “Health Happens in Libraries” partner, Miami Public Library (MPL) serves more than 13,500 residents in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA. Through data-driven programs and strategic partnerships, MPL has established strong health information services to support the health literacy skills of staff and users alike. More »


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