Viewing and understanding library collections: An introduction to FirstSearch and WorldShare Collection Evaluation
A webinar series organized by OCLC for the members of AMICAL’s RESPOND program.
Presenters: Jill Cantrell, Team Manager, Customer Support, OCLC; Joanne John, Senior Customer Support Analyst, OCLC.
The speed of research is continuing to increase, and your library collections need to be quick and easy for your users to find. FirstSearch provides the most powerful interface for searching the world’s largest bibliographic database, WorldCat, to help users find and select resources from collections around the world.
But what about proving the value of your collections to your stakeholders? While FirstSearch provides the interface for your users to find the resources they need, WorldShare Collection Evaluation provides your staff with the tools required to compare and benchmark your library’s collections against other libraries and groups to help in the decision-making process.
In this session, Jill and Jo will show you how these services can help you gain better collection visibility and an increased understanding of your collections.