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Take an OCLC CAPCON course in Web site Creation, New Technologies or Subject Searching



Macromedia Flash

NetMasters, Inc.

November 7:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC


Learn how to create custom Flash animations for use on the Web.


Do you want to include animations, vector graphics and bitmap graphics in your Web site? Flash MX is a hands-on course that will introduce you to the basics of creating objects and animating in Macromedia's Flash MX. You will explore the basics of Flash, including tools and features, and participants will create different types of animations. Finally, you will publish material for the Web.


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Googling the Reference Desk

Dan Ream

November 14:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC


Learn to use the continuously expanding tools and services in Google.


This course is devoted exactly to how to get the most out of the Google search engine for locating all types of information on the free, open Internet -- everything from maps to city directory information to images to discussion group postings and such topics as when NOT to use quotation marks in your searches.


We'll also visit Google's "lab" to see what new searching innovations they are trying out. We'll take a look at Google's new Scholar, GMail, Video Search, Desktop Search and Print Search, Google Maps and Video Search services. Also see how Google may soon become the most popular gateway for Internet shopping and commerce and how it has already become a major tool for searching news stories.


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Weblogs for Libraries

Dan Ream

November 15:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC


Learn how to use the latest Internet technologies in your library.


Weblogs, or "blogs,” are online journals of single or shared authorship that can range in quality and subject matter from the ridiculous to extremely useful to both librarians and library clientele.  This introductory class will focus on the best available weblogs and explore how to find weblogs that focus on librarians' professional interests and professional development.  We will also look for best examples of how librarians are using weblogs.


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Multicultural Resources for Public Libraries

Dan Ream

November 29:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC


Learn to identify best practices among multicultural resources offered by public libraries in the US and Canada.


This workshop will provide an introduction to the following topics toward enabling you to better meet the various needs of your multicultural clientele; multicultural media and educational resources; web resources for Hispanic/Latino library users; web resources for Asian and South Asian patrons; African-American cultural resources on the web; resources for migrant workers and resources for recent immigrants.  All resources shown are free and available on the unrestricted Internet.


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November 30:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dan Ream

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC


Learn to exploit the latest and most useful tools that Yahoo offers!


This course will include Yahoo! web searching , Yahoo news searching resources, Yahoo business and financial information, Yahoo tools such as e-mail, Yahoogroups discussion groups, the personalized "My Yahoo!", the local Yahoo City Guides and the 23 world Yahoos for different countries around the world. In addition, the new Yahoo content that has added recently will be discussed.


For more information about this course or to register, go to: http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I132.htm