Month: April 2013

Connexion Browser Module 3 – Basic Editing and Record Processing

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. This course is intended for learners who are new to …

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Connexion Browser Module 1- WorldCat, MARC, and Browser Basics

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. …

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Connexion Browser Module 7 – Original Cataloging

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. This course is intended for learners who are familiar with current cataloging rules (such as …

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Connexion Browser Module 8 – Authority Control (OCLC)

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 …

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CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpress

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. This course is intended for users who are new to, or have …

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Chat with Jana – Partnerships and Sponsorships

Chat with Jana is an open monthly chat with library staff who work with youth to ask questions, bring ideas and concerns up so a conversation can begin and initiatives can be developed. May’s chat will focus on sponsorships/partnerships with guest panelists Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator for Lake County Library System and Anne Crawford, …

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Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges

Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom for this interactive webinar discussing challenges: formal requests that materials in libraries and schools be removed due to their content or appropriateness. We’ll discuss the current state of challenges – what’s causing controversy right now – and talk about ALA’s efforts to document as many challenges as possible in …

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Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring

May is Mystery Month at Booklist, a time when we indulge our taste for crime. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview online-exclusive feature content, while publishers AudioGO, HarperCollins, Poisoned Pen Press, Seventh Street Books, Random House, St. Martin’s, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Our mystery …

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