Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Upcoming Webinar from MINITEX

This webinar would be good brush-up for those of you who have taken INFS 1200 and/or INFS 2200, and good prep for those who will be taking these courses in our program.


Connexion Browser Module 2: Basic Searching in Connexion Browser (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., CST
Cost: $50.00

Description: Connexion Browser is a web-based interface for OCLC cataloging, often preferred by those who do lower volume or occasional cataloging, or for parts of a segmented workflow that focuses on searching.

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.

Who should attend?: This course is designed for learners who have little or no previous experience with Connexion Browser, and who may be new to library work. This class will be of particular benefit to new copy catalogers. It will also be beneficial to original catalogers who need to determine, before they create an original record, that no matching record exists.

Prerequisites: Ability to log on to Connexion Browser; knowledge of MARC records sufficient to recognize components such as field and subfield and to identify data such as title, edition, publisher, physical description.