OCLC CAPCON courses for data applications, Web development and wikis

 

Macromedia® Dreamweaver® MX2004: Level III

Mary K. Pedigo, NetMasters, Inc.

February 15 - 16, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC

 

Create useful, friendly Web interfaces.

 

Take this two-day class and you will discover how to use Dreamweaver MX 2004’s powerful data-binding features to quickly and easily build database-driven forms. You will be able to create pages that query results from a search tool or catalog, and update or delete records using a Web form. If you have some experience and want to take the next step of ding it all on your own, this course is perfect for you.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I322.htm

 

 

Weblogs for Libraries

Dan Ream

February 21,  1:30 pm - 4:30 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.

 

For more information about this course or to register:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I999.htm

 

 

Googling at the Reference Desk

February 22,  9:30 pm - 12:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC

 

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

 

Get the most out of the Google search engine. Use it for locating all types of information on the free, open Internet -- everything from maps to city directory information, images, discussion group postings and such topics as when NOT to use quotation marks in your searches. We’ll visit Google's "lab" to see what new searching innovations they are trying out. Also see how Google has become a major tool for searching news stories.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I130.htm

 

 

*Back by request in 2006*

How to Repurpose Print Documents for the Web

Leslie OFlahavan, e-write

February 24,  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC

 

Solve your library’s print-to-Web problem.

 

If your library’s Web site is overloaded with hard-to-read PDFs it’s time to rewrite content for the electronic media. Whether you are a webmaster or just beginning to write e-content, this class will help you transform print documents into Web-friendly information. You’ll review several case studies in repurposing to learn a variety of techniques. Participants will receive a notebook containing guidance, exercises and resources for the course.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I171.htm

 

 

Microsoft 2003: Access Level II

Mary K. Pedigo, NetMasters, Inc.

February 27, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC

 

Become more productive with better understanding of databases.

 

In this course, you'll learn the relationships between tables, as well as how to set field properties to maintain data integrity. By the end of the day, you will be ready to use data in customized forms and reports. Participants will learn how to identify design problems, create forms that have subforms, and design queries using multiple tables.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/G413.htm

 

 

Microsoft 2003: Excel Level II

Mary K. Pedigo, NetMasters, Inc.

February 28, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC

 

Improve your Excel skills!

 

Use visual tools to analyze data and improve the effectiveness of your presentations. This hands-on class will teach you how to represent data graphically and maintain and manage lists. In only one day, you will learn to use visual tools to analyze data and improve the effectiveness of your presentations. You will also learn how to use sorting and filtering techniques to view the data in a way that facilitates understanding.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/G414.htm

 

*Back by request in 2006*

XML: Level I
NetMasters, Inc.
March 7 - 8, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC

HTML vs. XML: What’s the difference?

 

If you’re evaluating your library’s Web-document publishing model, but don’t have XML experience, this class will introduce you to the meta language that’s widely seen as the replacement language for HTML. Grasp the fundamentals in a day.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I404.htm

 

 

Writing Customer Focused e-Mail & Chat

Leslie OFlahavan, e-write

March 13,  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC

 

Elevate your e-mail from adequate to excellent.

 

Learn how to compose fluently online.  Feedback from instructors will reinforce your writing skills. If you provide customer support to library users, then this is an ideal class for you.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I175.htm

 

Macromedia Contribute for Site Administrators

Pam King, TechSense Solutions, LLC

March 15 – 16, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

OCLC CAPCON, Washington, DC

 

Free up your time and let the people who own the content manage it directly.

 

If managing the library’s Web site is monopolizing your time, this class can help by empowering other staff members to contribute content. You still maintain control of your Web site’s style and layout. In the two-day session, you’ll learn how to create user groups as well as edit them for various levels of access and control.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I182.htm

 

Web Resources for Reference

Dan Ream
March 20,  1:30 pm-4:30 pm
OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC

Discover a wide range of free Internet resources for all types of librarians.

 

This course is ideal for librarians who want to answer information questions without using their reference money. In this half-day session, you’ll learn to identify Internet resources that provide unique information at no cost and how to use these sites to meet patron information needs.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I159.htm

 

 

New!

Wikis for Libraries

Dan Ream
March 21,  9:30 pm-12:30 pm
OCLC CAPCON, Washington DC

 

Should your library staff be using wikis for answering reference questions?

 

This course will give you the information you need to make that decision. In the tree-hour session, you’ll learn haw wikis are developed, constructed and edited, as well as which wikis are of greatest use to librarians.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/I997.htm

 

 

RSS: Benefits for You and Your Library

Online, Self-paced (approximately 2 hours)

 

Promote your library’s services and share information with RSS feeds.

This exciting new online, self-paced course on Really Simple Syndication explains the uses of this cutting edge technology for libraries. This course will take you from the definition of the term RSS through the implementation process, while providing real-life examples of best practices, a thesaurus of terms and useful handouts. After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of RSS and how to put this practical and powerful tool to its best advantage for you and your library. This course focuses on RSS as an important tool for libraries but can be useful to anyone interested in using RSS feeds as a communication tool.

 

For more information about this course or to register, go to:

http://www.oclc.org/capcon/training/courses/descriptions/Z100.htm

 

 

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