FEDLINK is hosting a workshop on OCLC Pathfinders, taught by Carolyn Larson, Business Reference Specialist in the Science, Technology, and Business Division at the Library of Congress.


Course Description:   Pathfinders are electronic subject bibliographies.  OCLC Pathfinders use OCLC Connexion to help you integrate and organize your physical and digital topic-specific resources into a single place.   Students completing this course will learn how to create online subject guides and finding aids, enabling them to assist patrons in locating online resources.  The workshop will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience with OCLC Pathfinders. Topics covered include: reasons for creating pathfinders; searching and viewing pathfinders; creating and customizing pathfinders; searching the OCLC Resource Catalog; reasons for exporting pathfinders and the available export formats; workflow issues.


Audience:   Library staff interested in organizing resources on the web.


Course Level:   Intermediate


Prerequisites:   Experience using Netscape or Internet Explorer.


Faculty:   Carolyn Larson, Business Reference Specialist is a leader in creating electronic reference tools at the Library of Congress.


Date:   3/26/03


Time:   9am - 4pm


Location:   FEDLINK Training Room (Adams Building, Rm. 216)


Cost:   $ 125.00


Registration:  To register online, go to this URL: http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/oclcform.html


Contact:   FEDLINK Network Operations at 202-707-4848