Wednesday, August 26, 2009

bcr online WebLive workshops

BCR presents the following online WebLive workshops.

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September 1, When Do I Need a New Record? (10 am-12 noon MT)

If your work involves copy cataloging, and sorting out whether an original bibliographic record is necessary for an item new to your library’s collection, this workshop is for you.

September 1-2, Interlibrary Loan Copyright Issues (2-4 pm MT)

The murky waters of copyright can present navigational challenges for all librarians, and interlibrary loan presents unique issues in this regard. This two-day session will survey copyright law briefly, apply copyright law to the interlibrary loan environment and take a quick look at the effect of digital technologies.

September 2-3, Adding Original Records to WorldCat with the Connexion Client (10 am-12 noon MT)

For anyone performing original cataloging in OCLC WorldCat, this workshop covers the process of inputting new bibliographic records with the OCLC Connexion client software

September 8, Copy Cataloging with CatExpress (10 am-12 noon MT)

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.

September 8-10, WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics (2-4 pm MT)

This three-day online workshop is designed for users who borrow or lend through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service.

September 10, Using NetLibrary Audio Books (10 am-12 noon MT)

This workshop defines and describes eAudiobooks, provides instruction and demonstration for how to download and transfer eAudiobooks to portable music devices, and instructs learners to administer the NetLibrary eAudiobooks service.

September 16-17, Introduction to Digital Imaging (2-4 pm MT)

The focus of this workshop is on basic digital imaging techniques. It introduces cultural heritage institutions to vocabulary necessary to understand the Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices version 2.0, quality control, and storage of image files.

September 22-24, Introduction to Metadata for the Digital Environment (10 am-12 noon MT)

Are you responsible for providing access to digital objects, but have no idea how to go about it? Is just the term “metadata” a mystery to you? It won’t be after you take this course. You will develop a strong understanding of metadata by learning about types of metadata and different metadata terminology, including crosswalking and harvesting. You will also examine different metadata schema and best practices to help you determine what would work best for your organization’s digital projects.

September 22-24, Local Holdings Record Maintenance with the OCLC Connexion Browser (2-4 pm MT)

This three day online workshop provides participants with the skills required to maintain local holdings data for serial items in WorldCat by using the Connexion Browser interface. Local Holdings Record Maintenance replaces the Union Listing service. Adding Local Holdings Records (LHRs) will increase the efficiencies in Resource Sharing activities by providing specific information about your journal and magazine ownership.

September 29, Searching WorldCat in FirstSearch (2-4 pm MT)

Increase your comfort level and optimize the powerful tools available in the FirstSearch reference and Resource Sharing interface. This workshop will address how to access FirstSearch, search WorldCat, navigate and manipulate lists of records, developing search proficiency.

September 29-30, Libraries Helping Job Seekers in Hard Times (10 am-12 noon MT)

In the current economic climate, library resources are being used more than ever, especially by people hunting for work. Libraries are struggling to meet users’ needs for assistance with all aspects of the job hunt, from resume creation to the actual application process. On top of that, library staff must grapple with patrons’ varying skill levels and the additional demands these create for staff.

September 30, FirstSearch Administrative Module (2-4 pm MT)

The functions of the FirstSearch Administrative Module can leverage your investment in your FirstSearch subscription and your visibility on the open web. This workshop will cover the various customization options for the patron interface. Participants will also learn to create links between authorizations, local catalogs, and Open URL services as well as enable deep linking to local catalog records to Statistical reports for reference and will also be covered.

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