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July 2010 Archives
You're invited to an OCLC Web event, "Web-scale or Bust: Harnessing Cooperative Innovation for Management Service"
Join Andrew Pace, OCLC Director of Networked Services, pilot participants and Advisory Council members for a live Web event as they discuss how OCLC Web-scale Management Services can positively impact your library's budget and workflows. See Web-scale Circulation and Acquisitions components in action and learn about the underlying technologies that truly make this a next-generation suite of management services.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
1:00 - 2:00pm (Central)
Minitex Bibliographic and Technical Services has scheduled the following webinars on OCLC-specific cataloging topics in August:
This class will show you how to use CatExpress to search for, edit, and export records and how to set or delete holdings in WorldCat. It will also cover options for customizing CatExpress and sources for documentation and statistics.
Thursday, Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Central
Connexion Browser Module 1: WorldCat, MARC, & Browser Basics
This is an introduction to OCLC's WorldCat bibliographic database, to the MARC bibliographic record format, and to the structure and basic navigation of Connexion Browser.
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Central
Connexion Client Module 2: Basic Searching in Connexion Client
This class provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches with Connexion Client. Participants will learn how to search WorldCat for one record at a time and to evaluate whether a record matches the item to be cataloged.
Thursday, Aug. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central
Connexion Client Modules 3 & 4: Basic Editing, Record Processing, and Save File Maintenance
This course demonstrates how to use Connexion Client to process MARC records one at a time--including editing, update holdings, exporting, and creating labels. It also covers online and local save files.
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Central
Introduction to Using OCLC Cataloging Statistics
Have you ever wondered how many original records your library added to WorldCat, or how many records your cataloging staff enriched in the past year? You can find out how to locate these types of statistics and others from the OCLC Product Code Detail Usage Report and from the OCLC Usage Statistics Web site. This webinar will focus on how to access and interpret your cataloging related OCLC statistics.
Monday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Central
Minitex is pleased to share the news that Wilbur Stolt, Director of the University of North Dakota Libraries, has been elected to a three year term as an OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC) Delegate to the OCLC Global Council!
As such, he will represent the interests of OCLC members in the Americas and, in particular, those of us in the Minitex region, to the OCLC global governance body that was formed a year ago. Judging from his previous activity as Minitex Delegate to the OCLC Members Council, ARC's predecessor, we know that Wilbur will ably advocate for libraries in our region and especially for the needs of smaller libraries.
For more information on the recent election, visit the OCLC website
Thanks to all of you who participated in the election.