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When I taught the first year Information organization class years ago,
I taught students to search and creating cataloging records in OCLC browser
version (not Connexion ).  I believe that help students to use OCLC for
cataloging when they get a job in the library.

Julie

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 11:29 AM Daniel Joudrey <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hello fellow LIS Org/Cataloging/Metadata instructors,
>
> At Simmons, in our core Info Org course, for years we have been giving the
> students a searching assignment in OCLC Connexion for a couple of reasons:
> (1) they get comfortable with MARC that way, (2) they learn the back-end of
> WorldCat, and (3) they learn to search in a variety of ways (numeric
> searches, derived searches, keyword searches, scanning titles, etc.). I am
> debating whether I should continue using this assignment. It has a steep
> learning curve. The students need time to work through my OCLC searching
> tutorial before they can work on the assignment. I am wondering if maybe I
> should put this in one of my cataloging courses instead.
>
> Do you have your students search OCLC Connexion in your entry-level class?
> In later classes? At all?
>
> I'd really like to know.
>
> Thanks,
> Danny
>