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Training Update

The latest learning opportunities from the OCLC cooperative

FEATURED COURSES BY CATEGORY

·         Cataloging and Metadata

·         Digital Collection Management

·         Resource Sharing and Delivery

·         Maximizing

·         Reference and Discovery

 

Featured Cataloging and Metadata Courses

 

Featured CatExpress Courses

CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpress

May 8 or June 3, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. This course covers the copy cataloging workflow including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and downloading records. After completing this course, the learner will be prepared to fully utilize the CatExpress service.

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Featured Connexion Browser Courses

Connexion Browser Module 1–WorldCat, MARC and Browser Basics

June 5, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course provides instruction on the structure of the WorldCat bibliographic database, an introduction to the MARC bibliographic record format, as well as an introduction to the setup and basic navigation of Connexion Browser. After completing this Web-based training, learners will have the foundational knowledge required to begin using Connexion as a copy cataloging tool. Learners will also be able to navigate the interface and set up Connexion Browser to begin a work session efficiently. This is the first part of a three-module series designed to enable basic copy cataloging work in Connexion Browser.

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Connexion Browser Module 2–Basic Searching in Connexion Browser

June 6, 2013 (Amigos)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Browser cataloging software. After completing this Web-based training, learners will be able to conduct basic searches for bibliographic records in WorldCat, and evaluate whether a given record matches the item to be cataloged. This is the second part of a three module series designed to enable basic copy cataloging work in Connexion Browser.

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Connexion Browser Module 3–Basic Editing and Record Processing

June 11, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online course provides instruction on working with MARC bibliographic records in Connexion Browser, including using MARC field help, editing MARC records, updating holdings and exporting MARC records. After completing this training, learners will have the knowledge to complete basic record actions in Connexion Browser.

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Connexion Browser Module 5–Editing Master Records

June 12, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course provides instruction on OCLC’s rules and process for editing and improving master records in the WorldCat database with a standard, full-level cataloging authorization. After completing this web-based training, learners will be ready to apply their existing knowledge of cataloging rules to the process of improving master records in the WorldCat database. Trainees will also learn the financial incentives for improving master records, identify in-depth resources to assist them in the process of improving master records, as well as learn procedures for reporting record errors that cannot be fixed by members with full-level cataloging authorizations.

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Connexion Browser Module 6 - Advanced Bibliographic Searching in Connexion Browser

May 1 or June 13, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion Browser to conduct advanced searches of the WorldCat database. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to make more thorough and more precisely targeted searches with improved efficiency, in order to find the right record faster.

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Connexion Browser Module 7 – Original Cataloging

May 7 or June 18, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This web-based course explains OCLC standards for original bibliographic records in WorldCat, and provides instruction on techniques for creating these records in Connexion Browser. This course does not cover AACR2 or other cataloging rules, MARC, subject headings, or authority control.

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Connexion Browser Module 8 – Authority Control

May 9 or June 19, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

Authority control is the process by which consistency of form is maintained in headings for names, uniform titles, series titles and subjects used in a library catalog. Authority control can also be used to provide “see” and “see also” references, to disambiguate similar headings, and to collocate records for the same work (such as translations or classical music). This course provides instruction on how to use OCLC Connexion Browser to perform authority control work within bibliographic records. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to: interpret authority records, search and browse the OCLC authority file, and link headings in bibliographic records to appropriate authority file records. This course does not cover Authority History, the OCLC Terminologies Service, the Chinese Name Authority File, nor procedures for NACO libraries.

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Featured Connexion Client Courses

Connexion Client Module 01 - WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics

June 3, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides basic information about the WorldCat bibliographic database and the MARC record format. It also provides an introduction to the program interface, as well as instruction on how to set up and navigate the Connexion Client program. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to read basic MARC records, set up Connexion Client on their workstation, and successfully enter commands via the program’s various input methods.

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Connexion Client Module 02- Basic Bibliographic Searching

June 5, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Client cataloging software. After completing this web-based training, learners will be able to conduct basic searches for bibliographic records in WorldCat, and evaluate whether a given record matches the item to be cataloged. This is the second part of a three module series designed to enable basic copy cataloging work in Connexion Client.

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Connexion Client Module 03 – Basic Editing and Record Processing

June 6, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online course provides instruction on working with MARC bibliographic records in Connexion Client, including using MARC field help, editing MARC records, updating holdings, and exporting MARC records. After completing this training, learners will have the knowledge to complete basic record actions in Connexion Client.

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Connexion Client 04–Save Files, File Management and Batch Processing

May 10 or June 25, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on using Connexion Client to perform high volumes of searches and record actions using the efficiency of batch processing, including the use and management of Save Files. After completing this Web-based training, learners will know how to use Connexion’s file management tools to manage online and local save files effectively, and will be able to enter multiple search keys and record actions, process batches and perform batch actions by OCLC number.

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Connexion Client 05–Automation and Customization

May 15 or June 26, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on the use of Connexion Client’s tools for automation and customization. After completing this Web-based training, learners will be prepared to complete editing tasks more efficiently and to customize Connexion Client to fit their individual workflow.

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Connexion Client 06–Editing Master Records

May 16 or June 27, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion Client to take quality control actions on records in the WorldCat database. Emphasis is on actions available to members with full-level cataloging authorizations (i.e. you do not need “Enhance” authorization to benefit from this course). After completing this Web-based training, learners will be prepared to contribute to the library cooperative by taking actions to improve the quality of records in the WorldCat database, while taking advantage of the financial incentives for quality control contributions.

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Connexion Client 07–Advanced Bibliographic Searching

May 28, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion Client to conduct advanced searches of the WorldCat database. After completing this Web-based training, learners will be prepared to make more thorough and more precisely targeted searches with improved efficiency, in order to find the right record faster.

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Connexion Client 08–Original Cataloging

May 29, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This live online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion Client to create original records to add to the WorldCat database. After completing this Web-based training, learners will be prepared to use Connexion to efficiently create original records using a variety of methods, including blank workforms, deriving records and extracting metadata from digital resources. The course will also explain financial incentives for adding new original records to WorldCat.

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Connexion Client 09–Authority Control

May 30, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This live online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion Client to perform authority control work within bibliographic records. After completing this Web-based training, learners will be prepared to search the authority file, add a selected authority record to a bibliographic field and link headings in bibliographic records to the LC authority file.

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Featured Resource Description and Access Courses

AACR2...Meet RDA

May 17, 2013 (MCLS)
9:00–11:00 am, Eastern Time

Cataloging with RDA (Resource Description & Access) is similar to cataloging with AACR2...and then again it's not! In this 2-hour webinar, key differences between AACR2 and RDA will be identified and shown through examples. Some of the challenges and implications of these differences will be discussed, and possible solutions suggested.

This class will be online for 1 two-hour session using our online workshop software. You will receive additional instructions on how to attend this session after registering for this class.

Pricing listed above is per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Thomas at [log in to unmask]. Restrictions apply. Group pricing is not available for MCLS special programs. You can only purchase a group rate for employees of your institution (those who are not employees of your institution are not eligible to attend).

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What Does RDA Mean to You?

May 16, 2013 (MCLS)
9:00–11:00 am, Eastern Time

In this online workshop, come and hear about what RDA is all about. Learn some new terminology, and find out about the underlying frameworks of RDA. The current implementation timeline, as well as the RDA Toolkit, will also be discussed. Finally, hear about some of the issues facing RDA implementation. Most importantly, we will discuss whether libraries are really going to adopt the new code, and why.

This class will be online for 1 two-hour session using our online workshop software. You will receive additional instructions on how to attend this session after registering for this class.

Pricing listed above is per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Thomas at [log in to unmask].

Restrictions apply. Group pricing is not available for MCLS special programs. You can only purchase a group rate for employees of your institution (those who are not employees of your institution are not eligible to attend).

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Copy Cataloging of Internet Resources Using RDA

June 26-28, 2013 (MCLS)
9:00–11:00 am, Eastern Time

Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the copy cataloging of internet resources. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to catalog internet resources (web sites, eBooks and eSerials) using such tools as RDA, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address copy cataloging in the MARC format. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Participants will learn the appropriate MARC fixed and variable fields for internet resources, and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for internet resources will also be discussed. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on copy cataloging exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains an RDA Workflow providing the relevant RDA rules, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Copy Cataloging of Monographs using RDA prior to attending this program.

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Copy Cataloging of Sound Recordings Using RDA

June 24-26, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This workshop teaches participants how to catalog sound recordings (CDs, MP3s, and cassettes, both musical and nonmusical), using such tools as RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address copy cataloging in the MARC format. The instruction will cover issues like the chief sources of information, physical description, main entry, and choice of additional access points. In addition, participants will learn the MARC fixed and variable fields for sound recordings, and will study the relationships among these fields. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains RDA rules combined with MARC coding information. The online version of OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used.

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Copy Cataloging of Videos & DVDs Using RDA

May 1-3, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This workshop teaches participants how to catalog videos and DVDs using such tools as RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address copy cataloging in the MARC format. The instruction will cover issues like the chief source of information, physical description, main entry, choice of additional access points, and -to a limited extent- assignment of Library of Congress subject headings. In addition, participants will learn the MARC fixed and variable fields for videos, and will study the relationships among these fields. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains RDA rules combined with the MARC coding information. The online version of OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Copy Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA prior to attending this program.

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Original Cataloging of Electronic Resources: Virtual Resources & Video Games using RDA

May 8-10, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the original cataloging of electronic resources. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to original catalog electronic resources using such tools as the RDA Toolkit, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address original cataloging of all forms of electronic resources: virtual materials, such as eBooks, eSerials, and downloadable audio books, music and video files, as well as physical media, such as video games, CD-ROMs and other computer disks. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Participants will learn the appropriate MARC fixed and variable fields for eResources, and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for eResources will also be discussed. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains an RDA Workflow providing the relevant RDA rules, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA prior to attending this program.

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Original Cataloging of Internet Resources Using RDA

June 12-14, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the original cataloging of internet resources (web sites, eBooks and eSerials), using such tools as the RDA toolkit, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address original cataloging in the MARC format. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Participants will learn the appropriate MARC fixed and variable fields for internet resources, and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for internet resources will also be discussed. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains an RDA Workflow providing the relevant RDA rules, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Original Cataloging of Monographs using RDA prior to attending this program.

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Original Cataloging of Sound Recordings Using RDA

May 22-24, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This workshop teaches participants how to catalog sound recordings (CDs, MP3s and cassettes, both musical and nonmusical), using such tools as RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address original cataloging in the MARC format. The instruction will cover issues like the chief source of information, physical description, main entry, and choice of additional access points. In addition, participants will learn the MARC fixed and variable fields for sound recordings, and will study the relationships among these fields. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains RDA rules combined with MARC coding information. The online version of OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA prior to attending this program.

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RDA Cataloging: Basic Books

May 2, 2013 (Minitex)
10:00 am–1:00 pm, Central Time

Minitex presents this 3-hour webinar for those copy catalogers looking only for a brief introduction to RDA and learning some basic techniques to copy catalog books using that new standard. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform hands-on exercises during the presentation.

The registration fee for staff and institutions in the Minitex region varies: for Minnesota and North Dakota, it is $85; for South Dakota and Wisconsin, $95. For those outside the region, the fee is $125 (US dollars).

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RDA Cataloging: Basic Audio Works

May 22, 2013 (Minitex)
10:00 am- 1:00 pm, Central Time

Minitex presents this 3-hour webinar for those copy catalogers looking only for a brief introduction to RDA and learning some basic techniques to copy catalog books using that new standard. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform hands-on exercises during the presentation.

The registration fee for staff and institutions in the Minitex region varies: for Minnesota and North Dakota, it is $85; for South Dakota and Wisconsin, $95. For those outside the region, the fee is $125 (US dollars).

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Rudimentary RDA Part 1: What RDA Is and When It Will Happen

Self-paced (TMQ)

This two-part course is a start on learning about the basics (the 'rudiments') of RDA to prepare you for switching to following the new guidelines and instructions for cataloging, when you are ready to do so. We will explain what RDA is, who is responsible for it, when we will implement it, why we need it, what's so different about it and how we can get ready for it.Part 1 of this course is made up of a series of free online modules, available 24/7, and covers: what RDA is, who is responsible for developing and maintaining it and when we will implement it.

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Cataloging with RDA

May 21-24, 2013 (Amigos)
10:30 am- 12:30 pm, Central Time

Goodbye AACR2 and hello RDA. The test results are in, three national libraries (LC, NLM and NLA) plan to implement the new standard "no sooner than January 2013." This workshop will bring you the latest news on RDA and give you a thorough overview of the new content standard. Topics include: FRBR review; RDA Core elements for description, preferred titles and names; changes from AACR2; articulating relationships between resources and entities; RDA Toolkit functionality; using workflows and mappings to catalog materials with RDA. Through exercises and hands-on cataloging experiences, participants will receive a thorough grounding in RDA.

Learning Objectives

·         Distinguish between work, expression, manifestation and item as they apply to describing and providing access to resources and understand their roles in enabling users to find, identify, select and obtain resources

·         Build descriptions of resources using RDA Core elements

·         Create authorized access points using preferred names for persons, families and corporate bodies and preferred titles for works

·         Articulate relationships between works, expressions, manifestations and items and between resources and persons, families and corporate bodies using RDA vocabularies.

·         Use the RDA Toolkit and workflows to identify rules relevant to describing resources and creating access points.

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Featured WebDewey Courses

Introduction to WebDewey

May 13, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course provides an introduction to WebDewey, the online interface to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. The course will include both basic and advanced searching and browsing. It will also guide users in accessing the Main Classes and Tables within WebDewey. Attendees will learn how to set options and preferences and how to create and save library specific comments for future reference.

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Featured WorldCat Knowledge Base Courses

The WorldCat Knowledge Base: What It Is, and Why It Matters to Your Library

May 1 or June 5, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This online session provides staff at member libraries with the purpose, benefits, features, functionality, and costs of the knowledge base. Learners will also be given a high level overview of the resources and procedures required to implement and maintain the service.

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WorldCat Knowledge Base Implementation

May 8 or 22, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
June 12 or 26, 2013
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

Once your library has submitted the WorldCat knowledge base request form and received an implementation checklist, attend this webinar to learn about your data submission options and the knowledge base implementation process. This is appropriate for libraries ready to implement the knowledge base for enhanced resource sharing and/or as part of their WorldCat Local or WorldShare Management Services subscription.

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WorldCat Knowledge Base Update Session

May 15, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This session discusses the new features, enhancements and bug fixes for the WorldCat knowledge base quarterly post-release.

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Featured Related Training Courses for Cataloging and Metadata

Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Intermediate

May 14-16, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This class will begin teaching users how to assign call numbers using 2 cutters. You will learn how to construct complicated cutters for the LC Classification. You will learn how to use LC tables. You need to have previously taken the Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers Basic class or have that knowledge prior to taking this class.

This class will be online for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the 1st class date.

Pricing listed above is per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Thomas at [log in to unmask]. Restrictions apply. Group pricing is not available for MCLS special programs. You can only purchase a group rate for employees of your institution (those who are not employees of your institution are not eligible to attend).

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Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Advanced

June 11-13, 2013 (MCLS)
9:00–11:00 am, Eastern Time

Expanding on what was learned in Assigning LC Call Numbers: Intermediate, this class will teach users how to assign call numbers using 2 cutters. You will learn how to construct complicated cutters for the LC classification. You will learn how to use LC tables.

You need to have previously taken the Assigning LC Call Numbers Basic and Intermediate class or have that knowledge prior to taking this workshop.

This class will be online for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days using our online workshop software. You will receive additional instructions on how to attend this session after registering for this class. Pricing listed above is per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Thomas at [log in to unmask]. Restrictions apply. Group pricing is not available for MCLS special programs. You can only purchase a group rate for employees of your institution (those who are not employees of your institution are not eligible to attend).

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Authorities

June 18-20, 2013 (MCLS)
1:30–3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This workshop will teach participants guidelines for selection of authority records, content and interpretation of authority records, and an explanation of each field, subfield, and data element in the authority record. Goals for this workshop are for participants to be able to establish correct access points for cataloging and to interpret the content and coding of authority records during this process. Additionally, participants will learn how to create corporate and personal name headings with appropriate cross references, explanatory references, and source data information.

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Just for CopyCats Part 1: Background and Searching

Self-paced (TMQ)

This two-part course outlines the basic principles of copy cataloging in a MARC record environment. It will introduce you to the art of finding cataloging records that you can copy, ensuring that those records really match your resources and fixing the really important things that might need fixing in those records. Click here for more details about the contents of the course

Part 1 of this course is made up of a series of free online modules, available 24/7, and covers some useful background material, how to read a MARC record for searching and matching and advice on search terms and results.

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MARC21 in Your Library Part 1: MARC & Bibliographic Info Fundamentals

Self-paced (TMQ)

This course is an introduction to MARC21 and how it is meant to work in a library automation system. It explains what the MARC standards are and how those standards tie in with our cataloging rules (AACR) to help catalogers create data that will function effectively in a library catalog. Part 1 of this course is a series of webcasts and web-based mini-courses that covers the underlying fundamentals of MARC and bibliographic information. Part 1 is available 24/7 at no charge.

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Cataloging & Classification Basics

June 11-20, 2013 (Amigos)
10:30am–12:30 pm, Central Time

Need a "boot camp" to get started with cataloging? This course is designed to give you the practical, hands on information needed to succeed in cataloging. It incorporates both the popular Book MARC and Copy Cataloging courses - plus more!

We will cover MARC bibliographic, classification and categorization schemas, basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department. It offers an in-depth look at MARC fields (fixed and variable) and subfields used for cataloging. This class prepares participants to begin copy cataloging by demonstrating how to interpret bibliographic records and match to items in hand. Topics include terminology, resources, and workflow. Hands-on exercises (at least one per day) provide practice using new skills. Examples and exercises will be based on OCLC-MARC, accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface.

Learning Objectives

·         Discuss the function of Integrated Library Systems (ILS)

·         Discover basic tools, both print and online, for cataloging

·         Interpret Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Call numbers to enable shelf discovery

·         Recognize a MARC Bibliographic record

·         Distinguish the most MARC Bibliographic popular tags and fields

·         Apply correct MARC code to a monograph bibliographic record

·         Define copy cataloging including basic cataloging principles & terminology

·         Evaluate what fields should evoke a match

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Featured Digital Collection Management Courses

 

Featured CONTENTdm Courses

CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1–Getting Started with CONTENTdm

May 8, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
June 6, 2013 (WiLS)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm.

This course provides instruction on the structure of CONTENTdm, navigating and using CONTENTdm Collection Administration to create and manage a digital collection, as well as using the CONTENTdm Project Client to prepare digital items for addition to a collection. After completing this Web-based training, learners will have the foundational knowledge required to begin using CONTENTdm to manage digital items. With this basic understanding of the software, learners will be prepared for the next module, Working with Text in CONTENTdm. Learners will be able to navigate CONTENTdm Collection Administration as well as the Project Client.


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CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2–Working with Text in CONTENTdm

May 10, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
June 10, 2013 (WiLS)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course provides instruction on the structure of CONTENTdm, navigating and using CONTENTdm Collection Administration to create and manage a digital collection that includes text-based materials, as well as using the CONTENTdm Project Client to prepare digital items for addition to a collection. After completing this Web-based training, learners will have the foundational knowledge required to begin using CONTENTdm to manage textual materials. Following completion of this webinar, in addition to Getting Started with CONTENTdm, learners will be prepared for the next module, Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm.


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CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3–Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm

May 13, 2013 (Minitex)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
June 12, 2013 (WiLS)
2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm is the third webinar in the basic series for users new to CONTENTdm. This course provides instruction on editing collection items through CONTENTdm administration and the CONTENTdm Project Client. Additionally, the course explores workflows that make it possible through the use of tab-delimited data to import significant numbers of compound objects and/or legacy metadata in one operation. After completing this Web-based training, learners will have the foundational knowledge required to begin using CONTENTdm to manage digital collections.


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Featured Related Training Courses for Digital Collection Management

Doing Digital Preservation: Small Steps to Ensuring Access

May 1-2, 2013 (Amigos)
10:30 am–12:30 pm, Central Time

For many small to medium libraries that collect and create digital objects, digital preservation is the elephant in the room. They know digital objects are fragile; they are careful about backing up their collections and they hope for the best. This workshop will help library staff and managers new to digital preservation to understand the threats to digital objects and identify practical solutions for preserving their electronic collections. Among the topics to be covered: threats to digital objects, defining digital preservation, Open Archival Information System basics, practical solutions for preserving digital objects, building a sustainable digital preservation program.

Learning Objectives - Understand threats to digital objects - Define digital preservation - Summarize OAIS - Identify solutions for preserving digital objects - Outline requirements for creating sustainable digital collections.

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E-Books & Libraries Series Part 6: The Digital Library - Now & Future

June 5, 2013 (MCLS)
10:00 am–3:30 pm, EasternTime

Wrapping up MCLS's year-long look at ebooks, this workshop will look at all things "e" and the ways that libraries are coping. It will be a wide-ranging and thoughtful look at how libraries can adapt and thrive in the new e-world. Keep watching this webpage for further updates on part 6 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries series.

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Featured Resource Sharing and Delivery Courses

 

Featured Related Training Courses for WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

WorldShare ILL – Borrowing


May 7 or 21 or 28, 2013 (Amigos)
June 4 or 11 or 25, 2013 (Amigos)

11:00 am–1:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
May 1 or 8 or 22, 2013
June 5, 2013

2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course is part of a series to help transition member libraries already familiar with WorldCat Resource Sharing and its functionality to OCLC’s new WorldShare ILL service. Specifically, it will concentrate on Borrower activities that need to be known by member libraries as they transition to and begin to process borrowing requests in WorldShare ILL (WSILL).


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WorldShare ILL – Lending

May 1 or 8 or 22 or 29, 2013 (Amigos)
June 5 or 12 or 26, 2013 (Amigos)

11:00 am–1:00 pm, Eastern Time
or
May 2 or 9 or 23, 2013
June 6, 2013

2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course is part of a series to help transition member libraries already familiar with WorldCat Resource Sharing and its functionality to OCLC’s new WorldShare ILL service. Specifically, it concentrates on Lender activities that need to be known by member libraries as they transition to and begin to process lending requests in WorldShare ILL (WSILL).


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Custom Holdings on WorldShare ILL

May 3 or 7 or 21 or 30, 2013
June 4 or 13 or 27, 2013

2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

Custom Holdings allows OCLC’s WorldShare ILL (WSILL) system to quickly and automatically identify potential lenders and route requests based on your library’s preferred lenders.  Implementation of the custom holdings function also significantly reduces the time you spend processing borrowing requests.


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Deflection on WorldShare ILL

May 2 or 6 or 20 or 29, 2013
June 3 or 12 or 26, 2013

2:00–4:00 pm, Eastern Time

The deflection feature in OCLC's WorldShare ILL system enables lenders to automatically deflect requests for items in their collection that they hold but do not loan over ILL. By utilizing this feature, lenders in WorldShare ILL will significantly reduce the time they spend processing lending requests. This course covers how to set up, maintain, and use deflection in WorldShare ILL via the ILL Policies Directory and the Local Holdings Record in Connexion Browser.


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WorldShare ILL Quarterly Update

May 16, 2013
1:00–2:00 pm, Eastern Time

During this session, OCLC Staff will outline the recent updates made to WorldShare ILL, and provide brief demonstrations on the impact these updates will have on functionality and workflows.  This session is currently offered on a quarterly basis, following product installs.


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Featured Related Training Courses for Resource Sharing and Delivery

 

 

 

Featured Maximizing Courses

 

Featured Maximizing Courses

Maximize the Value of Your OCLC ILL Subscription

May 13 or June 19, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course helps ILL and access services managers contain costs or generate revenue, improve efficiency and use staff resources most effectively by helping them take full advantage of the value of their OCLC Resource Sharing subscription. It explains the OCLC ILL interfaces, activities, and services that are included in the OCLC Resource Sharing subscription.

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Maximize the Value of Your OCLC Cataloging Subscription

May 2, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course helps cataloging and technical services managers contain costs, improve efficiency, and use staff resources most effectively by helping them take full advantage of the value of their OCLC cataloging subscription. It explains the OCLC cataloging interfaces, activities, and services that are included in the OCLC cataloging subscription. Participants will receive a checklist of next steps to help them select and implement services included in their cataloging subscription from which they are not yet deriving full benefit.

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WorldCat Holdings: Why They Matter and The Tools to Maintain Them

May 23, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

This course reviews benefits for libraries of accurate WorldCat holdings, and provides information on the available methods for maintaining holdings. After completing this web-based training, managers of cataloging and technical services functions will be prepared to select and implement the holdings maintenance methods that are most appropriate for their library.

Suggested prior training or experience
Recommended reading before course: What is OCLC?

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Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org

May 9, 2013
2:00–3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. It is a discovery tool for library-owned materials worldwide and a social networking tool for libraries and their patrons. This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.

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Featured Reference and Discovery Courses

 

Featured QuestionPoint Courses

 

 

 

Additional Upcoming Courses

OCLC and our Training Partners have many exciting courses currently scheduled. You can find more professional development opportunities on OCLC’s Training Portal.

 

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